Susan Cahill (Editor)
For the Love of Ireland
Organized geographically, this rich anthology introduces Ireland through the words and lives of such luminaries as James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Frank McCourt and Samuel Beckett.
The Book of Kells
Written by the keeper of manuscripts at Trinity College, this book features 110 color illustrations, including enlargements, of some of the more spectacular decorations in this most famous of medieval manuscripts.
Eyewitness Guide Ireland
This superb guide is a wonderfully illustrated introduction to the country, featuring photographs, maps and short background essays on history and culture.
A colorful map of Ireland at a scale of 1:400,000, featuring insets of the road approaches to major cities, as well as an index to cities, towns and villages.
Leo Eaton, Carmel McCaffrey
In Search of Ancient Ireland
This spirited illustrated history, the companion to a PBS documentary series, traces the foundation, archaeology and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C. to 1167 A.D. with style and substance.
Ireland, In Word and Image
Jay Adlersberg’s visual celebration of Ireland is accompanied by literary excerpts and poetry from Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and many others. With 75 gorgeous color photographs.
Modern Ireland, A Very Short Introduction
A remarkably concise, provocative history in the well- regarded series, touching on the major aspects of Irish history, politics, and society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Dublin, The Making of a Capital City
Dickson’s expansive, magisterial work covers 1,400 years of Dublin history, reminding us of the unique importance of Ireland’s capital.
Tim Pat Coogan
1916: One Hundred Years of Irish Independence
Bestselling historian Tim Pat Coogan offers this narrative history of the Easter Rising and the 100 years that followed (1916-2016), profiling both the flaws and the nation-building achievements of the Irish Republic.
A Traveller’s History of Ireland
From the Celts to the Norman invasions to modern-day Ireland, this short history is highly recommended for those who would like a brief overview of the Emerald Isle through the centuries.
How the Irish Saved Civilization
This bestselling history tells the generally unknown story of Ireland’s preservation of classical learning in the Dark Ages. Cahill reveals how saints, scholars, monks and scribes reproduced important texts and spread them throughout Europe.
The Truth about the Irish
An irreverent A-to-Z guide to all things Irish by a native son and shrewd comic commentator. Eagleton casts aside many myths, starting with the first entry: A for alcohol, the Irish have the lowest per capita consumption of alcohol in the E.U., after Greece and Italy.
Connemara Mollie, An Irish Journey on Horseback
Hilary Bradt (publisher of Bradt Guides) recalls her journey across rural Ireland among the people of Galway, Mayo, Clare and Kerry in the 1980s in this sweet — and sublimely affecting — memoir.
McCarthy’s Bar, A Journey of Discovery in Ireland
A droll account of McCarthy’s encounters on a bar-hopping jaunt from Cork along the west coast to Donegal. His motto, assiduously followed, was never to pass up a bar with his name on it!
J.M. Synge, Tim Robinson (Introduction)
The Aran Islands
A much-loved turn-of-the-century account of the islands (as contrasted with mainland Ireland), drenched in the Celtic soul of the Irish.
James Joyce’s unsurpassed collection of short stories depicting ordinary life in Dublin among the lower middle class — a milestone in the history of prose fiction.
James Mc Elroy
Ireland, A Traveler’s Literary Companion
Organized geographically, this anthology of short stories and tales by contemporary Irish authors captures the spirit, history and allure of Ireland.
Irish Fairy and Folk Tales
Edited by the Nobel Prize-winning poet who spearheaded the Celtic Renaissance in the early 20th century, these enchanting stories introduce a cast of changelings, ghosts, mermaids, demons, saints, priests and fairies.
The Celtic Myths, A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends
A vivid introduction to Irish and Welsh folklore. Aldhouse- Green outlines recurring motifs and characters alongside quotes, full-text stories, notes on the region’s archaeological finds and plenty of two-color illustrations.
A haunting novel of clan enmities and forbidden love in rural Ireland. Few writers have as sure a sense of place as Edna O’Brien, whose lyrical prose builds inevitably toward final tragedy.
The Birds of Ireland, A Field Guide
A complete guide to more than 240 species of birds found in Ireland, featuring over 1,400 photographs, identification features and concise descriptions.