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Grand Tour of Ireland

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Eyewitness Guide Ireland

IRE02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
396
1465441190
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide is a wonderfully illustrated introduction to the country, featuring photographs, maps and short background essays on history and culture.
$25.00

For the Love of Ireland

IRE77
Susan Cahill (Editor)
Ballantine Books
2001
458
0345434196
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

Ireland Map

IRE23
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2013
1
2067170201
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.95

How the Irish Saved Civilization

IRE07
Thomas Cahill
Doubleday
1995
236
0385418493
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

In Search of Ancient Ireland

IRE222
Leo Eaton, Carmel McCaffrey
Ivan Dee
2003
304
156663525X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Luck and the Irish, A Brief History of Change 1970-2000

IRE237
Roy Foster
Oxford University Press
2008
288
0195179528
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Foster takes in the sweep of contemporary Irish popular culture, music, literature and politics in this short personal book, originally delivered as the Wiles Lectures in Belfast in 2004.
$35.00

Magnum Ireland

IRE170
John Banville (Editor)
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
256
0500543038
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
This evocative collection of 250 photographs captures the people, landscapes and changing face of Ireland from the 1950s to the 21st century.
$60.00

Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland

IRE233
Malachy McCourt
Hachette
2008
413
0762431814
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Rich in anecdote and biography, McCourt may not break new ground but he sure knows how to tell a tale in this entertaining history of the Emerald Isle from Pict and Celtic origins to Yeats, Joyce, Beckett and Bono.
$17.00

Modern Ireland, A Very Short Introduction

IRE195
Senia Paseta
Oxford University Press
2003
184
0192801678
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

The Truth about the Irish

IRE167
Terry Eagleton
St. Martin's Press
2001
181
0312264038
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An irreverent A-to-Z guide to all things Irish by a native son and shrewd comic commentator. Cahill 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).
$18.99

Ireland, An Oxford Archaeological Guide

IRE191
Andy Halpin
Oxford University Press
2006
568
0192880578
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A complete guide and gazetteer covering Ireland's ancient sites and places of interest. With over 250 plans and illustrations of the major sites and treasures
$55.00

The Book of Kells

IRE09
Bernard Meehan
Thames & Hudson
1995
95
0500277907
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Green Shadows, White Whale

IRE53
Ray Bradbury
HarperCollins Publishers
2002
237
0380789663
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Set in Dublin, this 1953 hymn to Ireland recounts Bradbury's hilarious experiences writing the Moby Dick screenplay with John Huston (who Bradbury affectionately refers to as the "Devil Himself").
$14.99

Ireland, In a Glass of Its Own

IRE185
Peter Biddlecombe
Trafalgar Square
2006
512
0349116946
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A hilarious account of a journey through Ireland by the seasoned and well-traveled author.
$15.95

McCarthy's Bar, A Journey of Discovery in Ireland

IRE168
Pete McCarthy
St. Martins
2003
352
0312311338
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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!
$18.99

Silver Linings, Travels Around Northern Ireland

IRE146
Martin Fletcher
Hachette
2001
320
0349112517
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An account of travels, as well as the people, politics and traditions of Northern Ireland, infused with the author's humor and insightful reporting.
$16.95

The Great Shame, And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World

IRE204
Thomas Keneally
Doubleday
2000
768
0385720262
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid family memoir. Keneally traces the history of Ireland, Irish immigration -- and how the English treated the Irish -- through the story of his own ancestors, taking us from 19th-Century Ireland to America and Australia.
$19.95

Dubliners

IRE15
James Joyce
Penguin
1992
317
0140186476
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.00

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

IRE04
W.B. Yeats
Modern Library
2004
380
0812968557
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

The Hill Bachelors

IRE42
William Trevor
Penguin Putnam
2001
256
0141002174
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
No one writes better short fiction than William Trevor. This collection of 12 stories captures the life and people of rural Ireland.
$15.00

The Teapots Are Out and Other Eccentric Tales from Ireland

IRE144
John B. Keane
Carroll & Graff
2004
192
0786712988
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of 17 sentimental, sad, outrageous and just plain fun stories by the prolific North Kerry saloon-keeper, balladeer, playwright and novelist. Keane, who died in 2002, had an eye (and ear) for Irish rural life.
$13.95

Troubles

IRE171
J.G. Farrell
NYRB
2002
459
1590170180
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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 Man Booker Prize.
$17.95

Yeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose

IRE208
W. B. Yeats
W. W. Norton & Company
2000
518
0393974979
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An authoritative anthology, heavily annotated and with biographical and background information.
$29.25

For Kids

Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

IRE104
Tomi De Paola
Holiday House
1994
30
0823410773
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Celebrated children's author/illustrator de Paola retells the story of Saint Patrick in this delightful picture book, geared for ages 5 to 8.
$8.99

Nory Ryan's Song

IRE106
Patricia Reilly Giff
2002
148
0440418291
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A historical novel set in western Ireland in 1845 and narrated by 12-year-old Nory Ryan, whose family faces starvation as a consequence of the potato blight.
$7.99

A Wizard Abroad

IRE113
Diane Duane
Harcourt Books
2001
355
0152162380
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in Duane's popular series of books about the schoolgirl wizard Nita, who in this episode travels to Ireland to aid Irish wizards, fight folkloric demons and drink tea with her auntie.
$15.95

The Island of Horses

IRE132
Eilis Dillon
NYRB
2004
192
1590171020
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
When Pat and his friend Danny ignore the advice of their parents and visit the mysterious Island of Horses, their discovery of a beautiful black colt lands them in the middle of a full-blown adventure. Told in first person, this classic tale evokes the people, traditions and flavor of Connemara and western Ireland.
$17.95

The King of Ireland's Son

IRE157
Padraic Colum, Willy Pogany (Illustrator)
Dover Publications
1997
320
0486297225
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This delightful, illustrated collection of favorite folktales from the Emerald Isle, first published in 1916, is rich with humor, whimsy and imagination. Great for kids and for reading aloud.
$14.95