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Ireland: Cork & Kerry

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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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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

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 Adventure Map

IRE306
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1566955351
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This sturdy water- and tear-proof map shows Ireland at a scale of 1:350,000.
$11.95

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

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, 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 Celts: A Very Short Introduction

CLT03
Barry W. Cunliffe
Oxford University Press
2003
161
0192804189
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, revealing social history of the Celts by a reigning authority and popular writer.
$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

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Celtic Art

IRE375
Venceslas Kruta
Phaidon Press
2015
290
0714845973
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A beautiful sourcebook that profiles the art of the entire Celtic world -- not just Britain, but also France, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. The collection spans the fifth century BCE to the eighth century and includes items like sculpture, manuscript, jewelry and housewares.
$79.95

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

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

The Celtic Myths, A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

IRE360
Miranda Aldhouse-Green
Thames & Hudson
2015
208
0500252092
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

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

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

Birds of Ireland, An Introduction to Familiar Species

IRE245
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2007
158355338X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered Ireland birds.
$7.95

The Birds of Ireland, A Field Guide

IRE338
Jim Wilson
Collins International Maps
2013
272
1848891792
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A complete guide to more than 240 species of birds found in Ireland, featuring over 1,400 photographs, identification features and concise descriptions.
$26.95

More Books

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

Ireland, A Concise History from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day

IRE03
Paul Johnson
Academy Chicago
1996
262
0897331230
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This best-selling author's look at the Emerald Isle through siege, rebellion, civil war and independence is a stimulating and sometimes provocative history.
$15.95

Irish Journal

IRE12
Heinrich Boll
Meliville House Publishing
2011
144
1935554190
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Insightful, witty and deeply human, German novelist Boll records his impressions of Ireland on a 1950's journey through the country.
$14.95

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

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

A Book of Migrations, Some Passages in Ireland

IRE44
Rebecca Solnit
Verso
2010
208
1844677087
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this intriguing book, the American-born author (now an Irish citizen) introduces the country, its history and literature in a series of essays. Solnit, a wonderful writer, is a thoughtful questioner of the modern Irish identity.
$17.95

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

IRE11
James Joyce, Karl Ove Knausgaard (Foreword)
Penguin Putnam
2016
384
e
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This autobiographical novel, a literary classic, depicts the Irish Catholic boyhood and intellectual awakening its young hero, Stephen Dedalus.
$17.00

Angela's Ashes

IRE18
Frank McCourt
Scribner
1999
364
068484267X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of an Irish childhood spent in abject poverty in the slums of Limerick, told with enormous wit, grace, and skill.
$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

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

The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats

IRE34
W.B. Yeats, Richard Finneran (Editor)
Scribner
1996
544
0684807319
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
All of the poetry published during the lifetime of Yeats, the great Irish poet considered by many to be the finest of his generation.
$22.00

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

Ireland North Map

IRE48
Ireland Ordnance Survey
Ireland Ordnance Survey
2005
1
1873819900
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A locally published, detailed map of the northern part of Ireland at a scale of 1:250,000.
$18.95

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

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

Round Ireland With a Fridge

IRE70
Tony Hawks
Griffin Publishing
2001
256
0312274920
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
From Dublin to Donegal, from Sligo through Mayo to Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Wexford and Wicklow, the English comic really does hitchhike his way around Ireland, on a bet, with an appliance (albeit a mini-fridge). Surprisingly, this deeply silly, thoroughly entertaining book also captures the warmth and spirit of the Irish.
$17.99

Art of the Celts

CLT02
Lloyd Robert Laing, Jennifer Laing
Thames & Hudson
1992
216
0500202567
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series, this is a broad introduction to Celtic art, from the 5th century B.C. to 1200 A.D.
$19.95

Early Ireland, An Introduction to Irish Prehistory

IRE81
Michael O'Kelly
Cambridge University Press
1989
392
0521336872
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated introduction to Irish prehistory.
$94.99

The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland

IRE82
R.F. Foster
Oxford University Press
2001
346
0192893238
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A handsomely illustrated, comprehensive history of Ireland, written by a team of scholars.
$29.95

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

Life of St. Columba

IRE103
Adomnan of Iona, Richard Sharpe (Translator)
Penguin
1995
395
0140444629
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An early account of the life of St. Columba (521-97), the 6th-century abbot who established the monastery on Iona. Written by Adomnan of Iona at the turn of the 8th century, it introduces the profoundly spiritual man as well as his famous abbey.
$18.00

The Story of Lucy Gault

IRE119
William Trevor
Penguin Putnam
2003
240
014200331x
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A tragedy is born of accident, guilt, religious strife and misunderstanding in another wonderful novel from Trevor -- this one set in 1920s County Cork.
$16.00

At Swim, Two Boys

IRE120
Jamie O'Neill
Scribner
2003
572
0743222954
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A haunting tale of love set against the huge backdrop of Irish politics and the events leading up to the 1916 Easter uprising.
$19.00

Lonely Planet Ireland

IRE121
Fionn Davenport
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
704
1743216866
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive practical guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes local and regional color maps, a section of photographs and chapters on history, culture and attractions.
$24.99

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

Ulysses, The Gabler Edition

IRE131
James Joyce
Vintage Books
1986
649
0394743121
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.00

The Pirate Queen, In Search of Grace O'Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea

IRE135
Barbara Sjoholm
Seal Press
2004
355
158005109X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Tales of plucky female pirates and explorers in the North Atlantic. Long interested in women and seafaring, Sjoholm journeyed from Ireland out to the Shetland and Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway collecting folk-tales, stories and historical accounts of these remarkable seafaring heroines.
$16.95

Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland

IRE136
Hugh Palmer (Photographer), Christopher Fitz-Simon
Thames & Hudson
2011
200
050028931X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With hundreds of color photographs, this illustrated portrait of Ireland, its landscape, architecture and people includes maps and a travel guide.
$26.95

Classic Irish Short Stories

IRE140
Frank O'Connor (Editor)
Oxford University Press
1990
352
0192819186
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fine selection of stories from the turn of the century to the 1950s edited by Frank O'Connor.
$18.95

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

Seamanship, A Voyage Along the Wild Coasts of the British Isles

GBR561
Adam Nicolson
Lightning Source
2007
192
0060753447
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Nicolson offers an engrossing account of a coastal voyage from Cornwall, along the western coast of Ireland, out to the Faroes and to Orkney in this brief hymn to the sea.
$13.95

Ireland, A Novel

IRE156
Frank Delaney
HarperCollins
2006
576
0061244430
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.99

Golfing in Ireland, The Most Complete Guide for Adventurous Golfers

IRE158
Rob Armstrong
Pelican Publishing Company
2007
352
1589804880
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to Ireland's hallowed links, including descriptions, scorecards, photographs and practical information.
$19.95

Death in Dublin, A Novel of Suspense

IRE159
Bartholomew Gill
HarperCollins
2003
352
0060008504
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
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!
$6.99

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Irish

IRE160
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743500156
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Irish, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

At Swim-Two-Birds

IRE165
Flan O'Brien
Dalkey Archive Press
1998
336
156478181X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
O'Brien's beloved, comic and utterly eccentric riff, set (we think) in Dublin. At Swim is a (cracked) cornerstone of modern Irish literature.
$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

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

Dublin, A Cultural History

IRE172
Siobhan Kilfeather
Oxford University Press
2007
300
0195182022
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$30.95

Collected Stories

IRE180
Frank O'Connor
Everyman's Library
2009
712
0394710487
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Everyman's Library edition of short stories, autobiographical writings, poetry, and essays by the writer Yeats called Ireland's Chekhov, selected and introduced by Julian Barnes.
$26.95

Fodor's Ireland

IRE189
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2015
704
1101878444
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With expanded coverage and illustrated features, this frequently revised guide is strong on savvy recommendations.
$24.99

Time Out Dublin

IRE198
Sam Le Quesne
TimeOut
2008
256
184670099X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An up-to-date guide on what to do and where to go by the people who publish Time Out Magazine.
$19.95

National Geographic Ireland

IRE200
National Geographic Society
National Geographic
2015
400
1426213654
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An abundantly illustrated guide to the country, with essays on history and culture and 26 color maps.
$27.95

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

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 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