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Ireland: Dingle Bay & Killarney

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

An Innocent in Ireland, Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters

IRE22
David W. McFadden
McClelland and Stewart
1995
320
0771055277
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The determinedly eccentric Canadian poet and essayist McFadden abandons a more ambitious journey and simply walks the countryside, exploring modern day Irish character as well as Ireland's history.
$18.95

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

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

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

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 Reader's Companion to Ireland

IRE41
Alan Ryan (Editor)
Harvest Books
1999
352
015600559X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A wonderful collection of stories and excerpts from classic and modern authors such as Eric Newby, Jan Morris, Heinrich Boll and Paul Theroux.
$23.95

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

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

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 Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

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

Wildflowers of Britain and Europe

EUR46
Margaret and Roland Spohn
Gardners Books
2008
320
140810153X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
Over 450 species of wild flower are covered, each beautifully illustrated with detailed paintings and clear photographs.
$21.95

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

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

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

An Innocent in Ireland, Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters

IRE22
David W. McFadden
McClelland and Stewart
1995
320
0771055277
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The determinedly eccentric Canadian poet and essayist McFadden abandons a more ambitious journey and simply walks the countryside, exploring modern day Irish character as well as Ireland's history.
$18.95

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

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

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

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 Reader's Companion to Ireland

IRE41
Alan Ryan (Editor)
Harvest Books
1999
352
015600559X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A wonderful collection of stories and excerpts from classic and modern authors such as Eric Newby, Jan Morris, Heinrich Boll and Paul Theroux.
$23.95

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

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

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 Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

xxxxx

IRE133
x
x
0
0
0
x
x
0
0
1
1
x
x
$0.00

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

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