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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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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

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

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

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

Dublin Map

IRE96
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
2
3897071347
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the city center of Dublin, at a scale of 1:12,000.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Dublin

IRE327
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
144
1465409874
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions and a handy pullout map.
$14.00

A Traveller's History of Ireland

GBR39
Peter Neville
Interlink Publishing Group
2016
288
1566566371
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

Dublin, The Making of a Capital City

IRE346
David Dickson
Harvard University Press
2014
736
0674744446
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Dickson's expansive, magisterial work covers 1,400 years of Dublin history, reminding us of the unique importance of Ireland's capital.
$35.00

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

Ireland Unhinged, Encounters With a Wildly Changing Country

IRE334
David Monagan
Council Oak
2014
300
1571783229
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
4/29/2014
0
0
0
0
Seeking the essence of Irish identity, American transplant David Monagan travels the length and width of Eire to explain the people’s mirth, soulfulness and eccentricities that endure despite the country’s recent economic collapse.
$17.95

Ireland, In Word and Image

IRE319
Jay Adlersberg
Welcome Books
2013
276
1599621258
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$60.00

Modern Ireland, 1600-1972

IRE67
R.F. Foster
Viking
1990
688
0140132503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Highly regarded historian R.F. Foster balances scholarly research with his own masterful analysis of Ireland's history over the past four centuries.
$20.00

Sun Dancing, A Vision of Medieval Ireland

IRE13
Geoffrey Moorhouse
Dufour Editions
2009
280
0156006022
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.95

The Aran Islands

IRE26
J.M. Synge, Tim Robinson (Introduction)
Penguin
1992
208
0140184325
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A much-loved turn-of-the-century account of the islands (as contrasted with mainland Ireland), drenched in the Celtic soul of the Irish.
$18.00

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

Connemara Mollie, An Irish Journey on Horseback

IRE307
Hilary Bradt
Bradt Publications
2012
146
1841623865
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.99

Country Girl, A Memoir

IRE320
Edna O'Brien
Little Brown and Company
2014
358
0316122718
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Born in 1930, Edna O'Brien conjures her youth in County Clare and her introduction to the swinging 1960s and literature in this marvelous tale of coming of age as a novelist.
$16.00

Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage

IRE227
Tim Robinson, Seamus Heaney (Introduction)
NYRB
2008
395
1590172779
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A richly layered hymn to Arainn, largest of the Aran Islands, Robinson's adopted home.
$22.95

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

Ireland, A Traveler's Literary Companion

IRE217
James Mc Elroy
Whereabouts Press
2007
256
1883513170
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Organized geographically, this anthology of short stories and tales by contemporary Irish authors captures the spirit, history and allure of Ireland.
$14.95

The Sea

IRE295
John Banville
Vintage Books
2006
195
1400097029
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Recently widowed Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman, returns to the seaside of his youth in this exquisite novel of love and the power of memory. Banville's 18th novel and winner of the 2005 Booker Prize.
$14.95

Wild Decembers

IRE94
Edna O'Brien
Houghton Mifflin Company
2001
272
0618126910
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

More Books

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

Opened Ground, Selected Poems 1966-1996

IRE65
Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1999
464
0374526788
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The publication of Heaney's book Death of a Naturalist in 1966 changed Irish literature -- and poetry worldwide -- forever. Dive into the physical and emotional rhythms of Irish life in this volume, which chronicles the Nobel Laureate's best work from the last 30 years.
$19.00

The Princes of Ireland, The Dublin Saga

IRE145
Edward Rutherfurd
Doubleday
2005
800
0345472357
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An epic novel drawing on the events, personalities and drama of Dublin from settlement through the Easter Rebellion.
$18.00

Twenty Years A-Growing

IRE166
Maurice O'Sullivan
National Book Network
1998
272
1879941392
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
O'Sullivan's lyrical, sea-drenched memoir of coming of age among the Gaelic-speaking people of Great Blasket Island off the Dingle Peninsula.
$18.95

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

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

Booking Passage, We Irish & Americans

IRE188
Thomas Lynch
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
296
0393328570
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this poignant, often humorous memoir, American Book Award-winner and undertaker Lynch recalls his visits to County Clare, the home of his ancestors, where he encounters rural life in its bare essentials.
$14.95

The Commitments

IRE316
Roddy Doyle
Vintage Books
1989
165
0679721746
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
You may have seen the film and Doyle's novel, his first, is just as terrific: the comic tale of a Irish band --- with soul -- in working-class Dublin.
$15.95

Dingle Peggy

IRE328
Hilary Bradt
Bradt Publications
2013
140
1841624802
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The promised second book following last year's Connemara Mollie, Hilary Bradt and her new pony Peggy traipse the coastal mountains, beaches and rural hinterland in counties Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Tipperary, capturing brilliantly the landscapes, culture and traditions of west Ireland of decades ago.
$16.99

The Depiction of Eviction in Ireland 1845-1910

IRE333
L. Perry Curtis
Dufour Editions
2011
386
190635958X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With consideration for Ireland’s centuries-long history of dispossession, Curtis evaluates rural evictions during a 60-year period, incorporating novel excerpts, folklore, poems, ballads and more alongside illustrations and photographs.
$52.95

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

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

When Irish Guys Are Smiling

IRE243
Suzanne Supplee
Penguin Putnam
2008
211
0142410160
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Recovering from the loss of her mother, 17-year-old Delk Sinclair goes to Connemara to escape, and falls in love with everything Irish -- including a young Irishman.
$6.99

Celtic Animals Coloring Book

CLT06
Mallory Pearce
Dover Publications
1997
48
0486297292
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Kids can add their own hues to 43 colorable vignettes depicting stylized birds, fish, serpents, mythological creatures and other fabulous fauna.
$3.99

Leprechaun in Late Winter

IRE297
Mary Pope Osborne
2010
114
0375856501
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this Magic Tree House book, Jack and Annie inspire a young girl from Galway to go on a grand adventure in 19th-century Ireland.
$12.99

Leprechauns and Irish Folklore

IRE299
Mary Pope Osborne
2010
114
0375960090
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Magic Tree House Research Guide is a companion to Leprechauns in Late Winter.
$12.99