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Reshaping the Light

There is an enviable intensity about Breda Joyce’s poems, an intensity of perception, feeling and image that is complemented by the experiential wisdom that informs them. Wide-ranging yet always written from a personal perspective, these poems are immediately and enjoyably engaging. -Paddy Bushe
Breda Joyce
Published: July / 
2021
Chaffinch Press
9781838104191
90  Pages
€11.99
Paperback / softback
Ireland
Poetry

58% Cabbage

A sit-down nobody tries stand-up comedy. Set in Galway, 58% Cabbage chronicles the hapless adventures of a middle-aged everyman, Roddy Bodkin as he grapples with both a sense of loss and a loss of sense while attempting to pursue his comedy dreams. Calamity and hilarity accompany Roddy on his odyssey through funerals, failing relationships, sex, friendship, part-time employment, memory, family and Ireland.
Karl MacDermott
Published: September / 
2021
Black Spring Press Group
9781913606343
287  Pages
€12.49
£10.99
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Humour fiction

Words the Vikings Gave Us

A light-hearted look at the horde of words the English dictionary stole from the Vikings. From akimbo to yule Old Norse merged with Anglo-Saxon to form the start of the English language. More than 300 words and phrases are featured - drawn from ship life, Viking food, farming, norse romance, myths, politics, modern Vikings, anatomy, place names, daily life, and of course how to fight like a Viking.
Grace Tierney
Published: September / 
2021
Wordfoolery Press
9781847176301
224  Pages
€11.99
£9.99
Paperback / softback
Ireland
History

Girls Play Too Book 2: More Inspiring Stories of Irish Sportswomen

Jacqui Hurley’s sequel to the 2020 bestseller and An Post-nominated title Girls Play Too, featuring more inspirational stories of Irish sportswomen for 8-14-year-olds, beautifully illustrated in colour.
Jacqui Hurley
Published: September / 
2021
Merrion Press
9781785374081
64  Pages
€14.95
£13.99
Hardback
Ireland
Sports & outdoor recreation (Children's / Teenage)

Nanny, Ma and me: An Irish story of family, race and home

A stunning story of three generations of Irish women - Kathleen, Dominique and Jade Jordan -- and an account of family, race and belonging.
Jade Jordan; Dominique Jordan; Kathleen Jordan
Published: September / 
2021
Hachette Books Ireland
9781529365009
304  Pages
£14.99
Paperback / softback
Ireland
Memoirs

Belonging: A Memoir of Place, Beginnings and One Woman's Search for Truth and Justice for the Tuam Babies

One woman, the secrets of a small town, and a quest for justice that rocked a nation.
Catherine Corless
Published: September / 
2021
Hachette Books Ireland
9781529339765
480  Pages
£15.99
Paperback / softback
Ireland
Memoirs

Developing Rural Ireland: A History of the Irish Agricultural Advisory Services

Rural Ireland and its agricultural way of life are emblematic of this country. For most of modern history, however, rural Ireland and Irish agriculture were comparatively underdeveloped. This changed dramatically in the twentieth century, during which they were transformed.Many people and organisations contributed to this, but chief among these were the Irish agricultural advisory services. First established in the early 1900s, they are today operated as a public service by Teagasc, Ireland’s Agriculture and Food Development Authority.
Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh
Published: September / 
2021
Wordwell Books
9781913934606
232  Pages
€30
£25
Hardback
Ireland
Irish history

Kenmare: History and Survival

This is the story of a remarkable man’s efforts to help starving people during the Irish Great Famine. It reveals their terrible experiences inside and outside one of the national ‘workhouses’ and throws new light on the relationship between class, religion and poverty in Ireland before independence. John O’Sullivan (1807-1874) was an independent-minded priest who clashed with bishops and landlords. He kept journals that have not been published. The author mines these and other sources, including eyewitness accounts, UK archives and Kerry’s workhouse minutes, for new insights into aspects of Irish society, including politics, proselytism and the status of women.
Colum Kenny
Published: September / 
2021
Eastwood Books
9781913934156
320  Pages
€20
£18.99
Paperback / softback
Ireland
Irish history

Old Ireland in Colour 2

In Old Ireland in Colour 2, the much-anticipated sequel to their beloved bestseller, John Breslin and Sarah-Anne Buckley have dug even deeper into Ireland’s historical archives to uncover captivating photographic gems to bring to life using a unique blend of cutting-edge technology, historical research and expert colourisation.
John Breslin; Sarah-Anne Buckley
Published: September / 
2021
Merrion Press
9781785374111
330  Pages
€24.95
£21.99
Hardback
Ireland
European history

Syncopated Blue

Ryan Hennessy started writing poems as a young boy. As lead singer of Picture This, Ryan's songwriting reveals the unguarded spirit of a young man unafraid to wear his heart on his leopard-print sleeve. In his first book of poetry, Ryan reveals his natural gifts of self-expression to cover topics such as love, relationships, growing up and identity.
Ryan Hennessy
Published: September / 
2021
Gill Books
9780717191840
144  Pages
€12.99
£11.99
Hardback
Ireland
Poetry
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