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At Swim, Two Boys

At Swim, Two Boys


by Jamie O'Neill

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 572 PAGES

A haunting tale of love set against the huge backdrop of Irish politics and the events leading up to the 1916 Easter uprising. (IRE120, $18.00)

The Celtic Riddle

The Celtic Riddle


by Lyn Hamilton

  • MYSTERY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A dead friend's legacy brings Lara McClintoch to the lush, green hills of Ireland's County Kerry, where she must delve deep into Irish lore and history to solve a puzzle, in the shape of an old Celtic poem -- and a murder. (IRE241, $7.99)

The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

The Celts: A Very Short Introduction


by Barry W. Cunliffe

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 161 PAGES

A concise, revealing social history of the Celts by a reigning authority and popular writer. (CLT03, $11.95)

The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats

The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats


by W.B. Yeats | Richard Finneran

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

All of the poetry published during the lifetime of Yeats, the great Irish poet considered by many to be the finest of his generation. (IRE34, $22.00)

Culture Smart! Ireland, A Quick Guide to Customs And Etiquette

Culture Smart! Ireland, A Quick Guide to Customs And Etiquette


by John Scotney

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice. (IRE225, $9.95)

Death in Dublin, A Novel of Suspense

Death in Dublin, A Novel of Suspense


by Bartholomew Gill

  • MYSTERY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

This gripping mystery, the last of the Peter McGarr series, revolves around the theft of the revered Book of Kells. Darkly atmospheric and impossible to put down! (IRE159, $6.99)

Dublin, A Cultural History

Dublin, A Cultural History


by Siobhan Kilfeather

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 300 PAGES

This literary guide to Ireland's capital, organized by definitive events and personalities, covers Dublin's beginnings as a 10th-century Norse trading center to the establishment of Trinity College and the election of Mary Robinson. (IRE172, $26.95)

The Encyclopedia of Ireland

The Encyclopedia of Ireland


by Brian Lalor

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 1200 PAGES

A gloriously detailed, magisterial encyclopedia of Irish life, culture, and history. Featuring full-color illustrations, maps, and an impressive range of biographical entries. (IRE137, $65.00)

Eyewitness Guide Dublin

Eyewitness Guide Dublin


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

A compact, highly visual guide to sites, attractions and places of Dublin. (IRE85, $20.00)

Fodor's Ireland

Fodor's Ireland


by Fodor's Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 700 PAGES

With expanded coverage and illustrated features, this frequently revised guide is strong on savvy recommendations. (IRE189, $24.99)

Golfing in Ireland, The Most Complete Guide for Adventurous Golfers

Golfing in Ireland, The Most Complete Guide for Adventurous Golfers


by Rob Armstrong

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

A guide to Ireland's hallowed links, including descriptions, scorecards, photographs and practical information. (IRE158, $19.95)

Insight Guide Ireland


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER

This lavishly illustrated guide includes excellent color maps and thoughtful short essays on history, culture and attractions. (IRE238, $23.99)

Ireland in Mind

Ireland in Mind


by Alice Powers

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Three centuries of great writing from authors like Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Frank McCourt. (IRE71, $15.00)

Ireland, A Novel

Ireland, A Novel


by Frank Delaney

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

In this hugely pleasurable tale Delaney wraps the history, myth and legend of Ireland around a quest. It's an ambitious, subtly comic and enthralling story of the importance of tales and tradition. (IRE156, $14.99)

Ireland, A Short History

Ireland, A Short History


by Joseph Coohill

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 247 PAGES

A brisk, readable history of Ireland, acquainting the reader with the complex identity of the Irish people. (IRE335, $15.99)

Ireland, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Ireland, A Traveler's Literary Companion


by James Mc Elroy

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Organized geographically, this anthology of short stories and tales by contemporary Irish authors captures the spirit, history and allure of Ireland. (IRE217, $14.95)

The Irish Way, A Walk Through Ireland's Past and Present

The Irish Way, A Walk Through Ireland's Past and Present


by Robert Emmett Ginna

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 298 PAGES

Ginna weaves history and anecdote into a spirited, remarkably informed account of his 350-mile ramble down Ireland's central spine. (IRE178, $18.95)

Lonely Planet Dublin Encounter

Lonely Planet Dublin Encounter


by Oda O'Carroll

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 184 PAGES

This lively shirt-pocket guide includes personal recommendations, photographs and a pull-out map. (IRE220, $12.99)

Modern Ireland, A Very Short Introduction

Modern Ireland, A Very Short Introduction


by Senia Paseta

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 184 PAGES

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. (IRE195, $11.95)

National Geographic Ireland

National Geographic Ireland


by National Geographic Society

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

An abundantly illustrated guide to the country, with essays on history and culture and 26 color maps. (IRE200, $27.95)

O Come Ye Back to Ireland, Our First Year in County Clare

O Come Ye Back to Ireland, Our First Year in County Clare


by Niall Williams | Christine Breen

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 233 PAGES

The first of four engaging chronicles of life on a farm in Kilmihi in rural County Clare, by an Irish-American couple who realized their lifelong dream of returning to Ireland. (IRE16, $12.00)

The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland

The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland


by R.F. Foster

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 346 PAGES

A handsomely illustrated, comprehensive history of Ireland, written by a team of scholars. (IRE82, $29.95)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


by James Joyce

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 247 PAGES

James Joyce's classic autobiographical novel about his Catholic upbringing in Ireland. (IRE11, $14.00)

Rough Guide Celtic Music

Rough Guide Celtic Music


by Various

  • MUSIC
  • 2005
  • AUDIO CD

A carefully chosen sampling of Celtic music. (GBR801, $14.98)

Rough Guide Ireland


by Paul Gray

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 756 PAGES

A comprehensive guide in the hip, literate and very infomative Rough Guide style. It's divided cleanly between practical information and illuminating background on culture and history. (IRE235, $24.99)

Rough Guide Irish Music


by Various Artists

  • MUSIC
  • 2005
  • AUDIO CD

A sampling of the diverse sounds of Ireland, from traditional folk songs and ballads to modern rock and pop interpretations of classic Celtic sound. (IRE193, $14.95)

The Story of Lucy Gault


by William Trevor

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A tragedy is born of accident, guilt, religious strife and misunderstanding in another wonderful novel from Trevor -- this one set in 1920s County Cork. (IRE119, $15.00)

Sun Dancing, A Vision of Medieval Ireland

Sun Dancing, A Vision of Medieval Ireland


by Geoffrey Moorhouse

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES

This wonderfully inspired combination of scholarship and historical fiction, set at the monastery on Skellig Michael, carries the reader back to Ireland's early monastic tradition. (IRE13, $22.95)

Troubles

Troubles


by J.G. Farrell

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 459 PAGES

Set on the eve of the Irish Rebellion, this first novel in Farrell's remarkable series illuminates the British Empire's decline in Ireland to hilarious, haunting effect. Winner of the Lost Man Booker Prize. (IRE171, $16.95)

The Truth about the Irish

The Truth about the Irish


by Terry Eagleton

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 181 PAGES

An irreverent A-to-Z guide to all things Irish by a native son and shrewd comic commentator, who 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). (IRE167, $16.99)

Ulysses, The Gabler Edition

Ulysses, The Gabler Edition


by James Joyce

  • LITERATURE
  • 1986
  • PAPER
  • 649 PAGES

This landmark work in the history of literature is by turns a day in the life of Leopold Bloom, a reimagining of Homer's Odyssey, and a dazzling tour of turn-of-the-century Dublin. (IRE131, $21.00)

Venturing in Ireland, Quests for the Modern Celtic Soul

Venturing in Ireland, Quests for the Modern Celtic Soul


by Barb Euser

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 252 PAGES

From pubs to faeries to comfort food, these delightful essays and anecdotes by various writers capture the charm of the emerald isle. (IRE239, $14.95)

Yeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose

Yeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose


by W. B. Yeats

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 518 PAGES

An authoritative anthology, heavily annotated and with biographical and background information. (IRE208, $26.50)

 

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