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Dublin

by V.S. Pritchett Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

VS. Pritchett, master of the short story, is also the most evocative of travel writers. First published in 1967, his portrait of Dublin - its past, politics and people, its grand mansions and curious corners...


The Brothers' Lot

by Kevin Holohan Akashic Books (March 22, 2011)

A hilarious and satirical debut novel exploring religious hypocrisy in an Irish secondary school.


Dublin Off-Season and On

by Doris Lehman & Amy Lehman St. Martin's Press (June 10, 2014)

A lively, cosmopolitan city steeped in colorful history and a rich literary tradition, Dublin is a perfect vacation spot anytime. But savvy travelers know that the best time to visit it is during the off-season,...


Insight Guides: Ireland

by Insight Guides Insight (May 14, 2014)

With its unique mix of jaw-dropping landscapes, lively cities, friendly people and buzzing nightlife, it's hard to beat a holiday in Ireland. This book is the perfect companion to this alluring country, telling...


Pint-Sized Ireland

by Evan McHugh St. Martin's Press (September 10, 2013)

One man's tour of Ireland on tap; a rollicking travelogue in the tradition of Round Ireland with a Fridge and McCarthy's Bar.

"Regret" is the word that best describes Evan McHugh's first taste of Guinness. For...


The Complete Jewish Guide to Britain and Ireland

by Toni L. Kamins St. Martin's Press (September 17, 2013)

The Complete Jewish guide to Britain and Ireland is the only resource for everything you need to know to embark on a trip through Jewish Great Britain. Travel writer and journalist Toni Kamins catalogs information...


Wogan's Ireland: A Tour Around the Country that Made the Man

by Terry Wogan Simon & Schuster UK (August 30, 2012)

In a magical mix of the personal and the political, the humorous and the tragic, the historic and the modern, we follow Terry Wogan on his return to his native land. Terry left Ireland in the late 1960s, after...


Berlitz: Ireland Pocket Guide

by Berlitz Berlitz Travel (September 26, 2012)

Berlitz Pocket Guide Ireland combines snappy text with full-colour photography to highlight the very best that this charming country has to offer. The Where To Go chapter details all the key sights that you...


An Irish Christmas Feast

by John B. Keane Skyhorse (October 11, 2011)

This bountiful collection of more than fifty tales by one of Ireland’s liveliest and most popular writers offers holiday charm and Gaelic humor by the Christmas stockingful. Drawing on the rich folk culture...


A Pint of Plain

by Bill Barich Skyhorse (June 26, 2018)

After meeting an Irishwoman in London and moving to Dublin, Bill Barich?a “blow-in,” or stranger, in Irish parlance?found himself looking for a traditional Irish pub to be his local. There are nearly 12,000...


Ireland's County High Points - A Walking Guide

by Kieron Gribbon The Collins Press (March 05, 2012)

Whether a leisurely rambler or a serious hill walker, there's a good chance you've visited or plan to visit at least one of Ireland's County High Points. While this special set of Irish hills and mountains continues...


Cycling South Dublin & Wicklow

by Ian O'Riordan The Collins Press (July 20, 2018)

From the doorstep of Dublin city, there is easy access to a cycling haven of deep glens, forested mountains and wild scenery, including the Wicklow Mountains.

This guidebook journeys through some of the country’s...


The Comeragh, Galtee, Knockmealdown & Slieve Bloom Mountains

by John G. O'Dwyer The Collins Press (July 20, 2018)

John G. O’Dwyer’s comprehensive guide to the best walks in Tipperary and Waterford has now been updated and expanded to include Laois and Offaly. From the rugged Comeragh coums to the stately peaks of the...


Ireland's Adventure Bucket List

by Helen Fairbairn The Collins Press (July 20, 2018)

Adventure is closer than you think.

Ireland’s wild scenery and dramatic landscapes call out for exploration, and this inspirational guide will open your eyes to the huge variety of exhilarating outdoor experiences...


Cycling North Leinster

by Hugh Halpin The Collins Press (July 20, 2018)

With quiet roads, striking scenery and brimming with 5,000 years of heritage, north Leinster is a marvellous region to discover by bike.

These thirty routes, exploring coast, lake, river and canal routes, vary...


The Mourne and Cooley Mountains

by Adrian Hendroff The Collins Press (June 27, 2018)

The Mourne and Cooley Mountains are quite simply a hiker’s paradise.

The highest and most dramatic mountain range in Northern Ireland, the Mournes hug the County Down coastline in a compact region designated...


Cork Strolls

by Gregory Bracken & Audrey Bracken The Collins Press (May 29, 2018)

Cork has long been an important hub for international trade, including the lucrative transatlantic routes. This wealth is reflected in the city’s fine architecture, which boasts a wide variety of styles, from...


Cycling Munster

by Dan MacCarthy The Collins Press (May 21, 2018)

With routes spanning the province, here is everything you need to explore the highways and byways of Munster – on two wheels.

This popular guide has now been updated to include the Waterford Greenway, which...


Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

by Neil Jackman The Collins Press (May 11, 2018)

Boasting ancient tombs, atmospheric castles and sacred retreats, the Wild Atlantic Way is alive with treasures to explore.

Beginning in Kinsale, Neil Jackman guides us northwards to visit his top 100 heritage...


Hard Border

by Darach MacDonald New Island Books (September 29, 2018)

Hard Border goes to the very roots of the Irish boundary where, after decades of division and conflict, a fragile peace has prevailed since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. Post-Brexit, it will re-emerge...


Donegal, Sligo & Leitrim

by Adrian Hendroff The Collins Press (March 01, 2012)

The northwest of Ireland provides a diversity of walks, from the wild, untamed landscape of Donegal to the gentler hills and green valleys of Sligo and Leitrim. This guidebook describes 27 walks of various grades,...


Driving the Green

by Kevin Markham The Collins Press (May 01, 2014)

Mark Twain had it all wrong: golf is not a good walk spoiled, golf is a journey. And when Ireland provides the map it becomes an 11,000km odyssey for one man in a camper van. Kevin plays every 18-hole golf course...


Dublin Strolls

by Gregory Bracken & Audrey Bracken The Collins Press (March 01, 2016)

This handy guide to Dublin’s architecture is filled with easy-to-follow walks through the city, with clear maps, expert architectural insights and fascinating historical detail. Dublin’s long history has...


Family Walks Around Dublin

by Adrian Hendroff The Collins Press (May 31, 2017)

Need inspiration for a great family day out? Here are thirty imaginative and varied walks specially designed to appeal to children, all within County Dublin. Explore some of the county's finest landscapes and...


Scrambles in Ulster and Connaught

by Alan Tees The Collins Press (May 31, 2017)

Scrambling is a hands-on sport and without the stop-start of rock climbing, the joy of it can be appreciated more freely. Here, Alan Tees guides mountaineers to exhilarating scrambles in some of the most beautiful...


Cycling Kerry

by Donnacha Clifford & David Elton The Collins Press (March 01, 2017)

With some of Ireland’s most beautiful and untamed scenery, 400km of rugged coastline and enticingly peaceful roads, what better way to explore County Kerry than by bike? These scenic cycles will guide you...


Cycling South Leinster

by Turlough O'Brien The Collins Press (May 29, 2017)

South Leinster has a surprising variety of terrain, boasting canals, blanket bogs, rolling woodlands, golden beaches and brilliant green pastures interspersed with fields of golden barley. Quiet roads with excellent...


Dingle and its Hinterland

by Felicity Hayes-McCoy & Wilf Judd The Collins Press (May 31, 2017)

The tip of the Dingle Peninsula, at the westernmost edge of Europe, is one of Ireland's most isolated regions. For millennia, it has also been a hub for foreign visitors: its position made it a medieval centre...


At Swim

by Brendan Mac Evilly & Michael O'reilly The Collins Press (June 01, 2016)

Sea swimming is the great leveller; we’re all the same in a pair of togs. No one minds who you are or what you’ve done; the question is ‘are you getting in?’ Popular for centuries, sea swimming has had...


The Kerry Way

by Donal Nolan The Collins Press (March 30, 2015)

The Kerry Way is Ireland’s longest waymarked trail and one of the most popular. Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, it follows narrow country roads, forest paths, abandoned coach roads and mass paths, national...


Northern Ireland

by Helen Fairbairn The Collins Press (March 30, 2014)

This revised guide presents top-class walking routes in Northern Ireland. From rugged mountain peaks to spectacular coastal scenery, from challenging hill walks to shorter woodland and waterside excursions,...


Hooked: An Amateur's Guide to the Golf Courses of Ireland

by Kevin Markham The Collins Press (April 15, 2009)

What makes playing a golf course a great experience? Kevin Markham travelled 6,800 miles in a 20-year-old camper van, walked 2,100 miles, lost countless balls, and wore out three pairs of golf shoes to find...


Ireland's Best Walks

by Helen Fairbairn The Collins Press (March 30, 2014)

In a country richly endowed with wild mountain ranges, secluded valleys and untamed coastlines, the best natural landscapes can only be explored on foot. Here are over sixty of the greatest one-day walking routes...


Ireland's Ancient East

by Neil Jackman The Collins Press (April 01, 2016)

From medieval Carlingford in Louth to Blarney Castle in Cork, discover the top 100 places to visit in Ireland’s Ancient East. Wander through time at sites such as Clonmacnoise, Newgrange and the Rock of Cashel,...


Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

by Helen Fairbairn The Collins Press (April 01, 2016)

The Wild Atlantic Way follows the magnificent west coast of Ireland, passing golden beaches, thrusting headlands and soaring sea cliffs. Renowned walking-guide author Helen Fairbairn explores the best walking...


Manhattan to West Cork

by Alice Carey The Collins Press (April 01, 2016)

As a young girl Alice Carey came to realise that ‘home’ can mean different things. The only child of Irish immigrants to New York in search of a better life, her isolated and sometimes violent childhood...


Cycling Munster

by Dan MacCarthy The Collins Press (March 01, 2016)

With routes spanning the province, here is everything you need to explore the highways and byways of Munster – on two wheels.

This popular guide has now been updated to include the Waterford Greenway, which...


The Beara & Sheep's Head Peninsulas

by Adrian Hendroff The Collins Press (May 18, 2015)

The Beara and Sheep’s Head Peninsulas, in the southwest of Ireland, are both unspoilt and hold some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery. These routes range from short hikes to longer treks, coastal and inland,...


Killarney to Valentia Island

by Adrian Hendroff The Collins Press (March 30, 2015)

The Iveragh Peninsula, the largest in southwest Ireland, stretches from Killarney to Bolus Head and attracts thousands of visitors annually. The Ring of Kerry coastal road winds along its fringes and sandstone...


East of Ireland Walks

by Lenny Antonelli The Collins Press (March 01, 2015)

River and canal walks can have special appeal, the scenery always changing due to flowing water, weirs, locks and the changing countryside. Ireland's rivers and canals are rich in wildlife, history and folklore,...


The Height of Nonsense

by Paul Clements The Collins Press (June 01, 2016)

Paul Clements took to the road in search of the county tops, armed with his own rules of the road, 'Forsake all 21st century Celtic superhighways in favour of boreens'. Faced with leave he couldn't afford, Paul...


The Dingle Peninsula

by Adrian Hendroff The Collins Press (May 18, 2015)

The spectacular Dingle Peninsula in southwest Ireland extends westward into the Atlantic from Tralee to Slea Head. Voted among the Top 100 destinations in the world by TripAdvisor and referred to as ‘the most...


A Place Near Heaven A Year in West Cork

by Damien Enright Gill Books (April 27, 2004)

West Cork is a magical place. The countryside has remained unspoiled and the people unaffected.

A Place Near Heaven is the story of a calendar year in West Cork.

Tranquil and beautifully written, it is a book...


The Kindness of Place: 20 Years in West Cork

by Damien Enright Gill Books (March 16, 2012)

Damien Enright is a journalist, television writer-presenter, broadcaster and poet. He has written a weekly nature column in theIrish Examiner for twelve years. He is the author of five walking guides to West...


Coming Home

by Michael Mccaughan Gill Books (March 10, 2017)

‘Some part of me believed I would become a more complete person if I spoke Irish, more in tune with my roots, my identity, my very being.’

‘A hugely enjoyable linguistic travelogue that is also a sort of...


Dublin Street Life and Lore – An Oral History of Dublin’s Streets and their Inhabitants

by Kevin C. Kearns Gill Books (October 01, 1997)

The first half of this century was the heyday of Dublin’s vibrant and bustling traditional street life. Now in Dublin’s Street Life and Lore, through the vivid oral histories of the participants themselves,...


Ancient Ireland

by Laurence Flanagan Gill Books (October 29, 1998)

When the Celts first arrived in Ireland around 200 B.C., the island had already been inhabited for over 7000 years. Drawing on a wealth of archaeological evidence and the author's own mastery of the subject,...


In Sight of Yellow Mountain

by Philip Judge Gill Books (July 21, 2017)

‘This is The Good Life meets A Year in Provence’. Sue Collins, The Nualas

‘A luminous, funny and profound reading experience.’ Sebastian Barry

First, a dream of escaping the city… and then a century-old...


Dublin Pub Life and Lore – An Oral History of Dublin’s Traditional Irish Pubs

by Kevin C. Kearns Gill Books (August 01, 1996)

Dublin is renowned for its amazing profusion of pubs and for its exuberant pub culture. In Dublin Pub Life and Lore, Professor Kevin Kearns examines the history of this phenomenon by speaking to old publicans,...


The Skipper & Her Mate

by Nicki Griffin New Island Books (April 13, 2013)

he Skipper & Her Mate is a book about the people, boats and wildlife on the Irish waterways. Told from the perspective of a woman with only a week’s hire-boat experience learning to skipper a vintage timber...