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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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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

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

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

Eyewitness Guide Ireland

IRE02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
396
146546042X
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

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

Real Irish Food, 150 Classic Recipes from the Old Country

IRE350
David Bowers
Skyhorse
2014
312
1629143146
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Lavishly photographed and chock full of simple Irish recipes, this book by an Irishman food writer abolishes long-held ideas about what really is "native" Irish cuisine. Eschewing tired recipes of corned beef and cabbage and fish and chips, Bowers features hearty breakfasts, rich stews and subtly sweet desserts.
$16.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seafaring Women: Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors' Wives

OCE94
David Cordingly
Random House
2007
0375758720
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A fascinating survey of women who went to sea, as wives, crossdressing cabin boys or even lighthouse keepers, during the age of sail.
$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

A Course Called Ireland

IRE251
Tom Coyne
Penguin Putnam
2010
320
1592405282
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Not just a quest to play every seaside course in the Emerald Isle (60 by the time he got to Ulster), Tom Coyne's entertaining portrait of Ireland, its people, pubs and quirks illuminates "Uncommon Acts of Irish Hospitality."
$17.00

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

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

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

Stones of Aran, Labyrinth

IRE249
Tim Robinson
NYRB
2009
528
1590173147
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In the second volume of Robinson's journey through Ireland's Aran islands, the poetic mapmaker turns inward to follow the labyrinthine coast of the largest of the islands.
$29.95

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

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

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 Gathering

IRE229
Anne Enright
Grove Press
2007
260
0802170390
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Hagerty clan gathers in Dublin to mourn the loss of a son in this family saga, winner of the 2007 Booker Prize. Enright draws you in with raw emotion, unblinking prose and promise of redemption.
$15.00

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

TransAtlantic

IRE326
Colum McCann
Random House
2014
336
0812981928
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
National Book Award-winner Colum McCann penned this profound meditation on identity and history that focuses on three Atlantic crossings that connect the US and Canada with Europe.
$17.00

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

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

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

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

Ireland in Mind

IRE71
Alice Powers (Editor)
Vintage Books
2000
288
0375703446
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Three centuries of great writing from authors like Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Frank McCourt.
$15.00

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

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

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

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 Encyclopedia of Ireland

IRE137
Brian Lalor (Editor)
Yale University Press
2003
1200
0300094426
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A gloriously detailed, magisterial encyclopedia of Irish life, culture, and history. Featuring full-color illustrations, maps, and an impressive range of biographical entries.
$65.00

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.
$15.99

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

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

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

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

IRE178
Robert Emmett Ginna
Avalon Travel
2006
298
1593761120
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Ginna weaves history and anecdote into a spirited, remarkably informed account of his 350-mile ramble down Ireland's central spine.
$18.95

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

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

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

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

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

Lonely Planet Pocket Dublin

IRE220
Oda O'Carroll
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
160
1741799406
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lively shirt-pocket guide includes personal recommendations, photographs and a pull-out map.
$13.99

Insight Guide Ireland

IRE238
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2014
400
1780052065
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated guide includes excellent color maps and thoughtful short essays on history, culture and attractions.
$23.99

Culture Smart! Ireland

IRE225
John Scotney
Kuperard
2017
168
1857338421
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.99

Rough Guide Ireland

IRE235
Paul Clements
Rough Guides
2015
648
0241009758
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.99

Venturing in Ireland, Quests for the Modern Celtic Soul

IRE239
Barb Euser (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2007
252
1932361561
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
From pubs to faeries to comfort food, these delightful essays and anecdotes by various writers capture the charm of the emerald isle.
$14.95

Rough Guide Celtic Music

GBR801
Various
World Music Network
2005
1843535734
AUDIO CD
Music
0
0
0
0
A carefully chosen sampling of Celtic music.
$14.98

Ireland, A Short History

IRE335
Joseph Coohill
Oneworld Publications
2014
247
178074384X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brisk, readable history of Ireland, acquainting the reader with the complex identity of the Irish people.
$15.99

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 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