McCarthy's Bar, A Journey of Discovery in Ireland
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!
Celtic Tales, Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales
Alongside her silhouette art, Forrester collects 16 stories told by folklorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Divided into four categories (tricksters, the sea, quests and romance), these stories include fantastical characters, such as witches and selkies, and transport readers to mystical realms.
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.
How the Irish Saved Civilization
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.
Ireland, In Word and Image
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.
A Traveller's History of Ireland
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.
The Book of Kells
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.
For the Love of Ireland
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.
Ireland Unhinged, Encounters With a Wildly Changing Country
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.
In Search of Ancient Ireland
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.
The Celts: A Very Short Introduction
A concise, revealing social history of the Celts by a reigning authority and popular writer.
Sun Dancing, A Vision of Medieval Ireland
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.
A Brief History of Ireland
Killeen traces the successive waves of warriors and colonists through the Celts, Vikings and Normans to Henry VIII, the era of rebellion and patriots to modern times in this brisk, measured history.
Eyewitness Guide Ireland
This superb guide is a wonderfully illustrated introduction to the country, featuring photographs, maps and short background essays on history and culture.
The Hill Bachelors
No one writes better short fiction than William Trevor. This collection of 12 stories captures the life and people of rural Ireland.
Irish Fairy and Folk Tales
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.
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.
1916: One Hundred Years of Irish Independence
Bestselling historian Tim Pat Coogan offers this narrative history of the Easter Rising and the 100 years that followed (1916-2016) profiling both the flaws and the nation-building achievements of the Irish Republic.
Birds of Ireland, An Introduction to Familiar Species
A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered Ireland birds.
Ireland, A Traveler's Literary Companion
Organized geographically, this anthology of short stories and tales by contemporary Irish authors captures the spirit, history and allure of Ireland.