Home First Flush—your number one resource for upcoming books

First Flush—your number one resource for upcoming books

Your official source for new Irish books each month

First Flush is the number one resource for new Irish book releases. See which books will be on the shelves each month—search by genre, keyword, author or title—or just browse through the archives.

Alongside the official Irish Bestseller Charts, all data is supplied by Nielsen Book.

  • Type

Persecution

In Persecution, Sofiul Azam’s remarkable fourth collection, the poet employs intellectual gravity and emotional immediacy to address persecution as a major theme.
Sofiul Azam
Published: May / 
2021
Salmon Poetry
9781912561995
110  Pages
€12.00
Ireland
Poetry DCF

100 Days That Changed the World: The Coronavirus Wars

In this searing accounts of the origins and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Barry O'Halloran exposes the extraordinary sequence of events that has led to death, suffering, and economic devastation on a global scale.
Barry O'Halloran
Published: May / 
2021
Raytown Press
9781527282933
326  Pages
€16.99
Paperback/softback
Ireland
Social & cultural history

Northern Protestants: On Shifting Ground

Twenty years on from her critically acclaimed book, 'Northern Protestants: An Unsettled People', Susan McKay talks again to the Protestant community in Northern Ireland.
Susan McKay
Published: May / 
2021
Colourpoint Books
9781780732640
368  Pages
€19.99
Paperback / softback
Ireland
Social & cultural history

Nor Meekly Serve My Time: The H-Block Struggle 1976-1981

This is the story of one of the most remarkable prison protests in history, told by the prisoners themselves.
Edited by Brian Campbell, Laurence McKeown and Felim O'Hagan
Published: May / 
2021
Beyond the Pale Books
9781914318016
288  Pages
€18.56
Ireland
Irish history

Mission to a Suffering People: Irish Jesuits 1596 to 1696

In 16th and 17th century Ireland religion and nationality fused together in a people's struggle to survive.
Thomas J Morrissey (SJ)
Published: May / 
2021
Messenger Publications
9781788123402
192  Pages
€14.95
Paperback / softback
Ireland
Social & cultural history

Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms: Cultures and connections

Using new scientific methods, as well as textual criticism, art historical analysis and historical research.
Claire Breay; Joanna Story
Published: May / 
2021
Four Courts Press Ltd
9781846828669
256  Pages
€65.00
Hardback
Ireland
Antiques & collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter

Lessons from a Bedside

A moving and profound book about death and life.
Breda Casserly
Published: May / 
2021
Hachette Books Ireland
9781529341973
272  Pages
€12.99
Hardback
Ireland
Spirituality & religious experience

Learning to Tango

This collection is an exhuberant, playful, sometimes intense reflection on navigating the challenges of movement, the dynamics of the dance floor and the world beyond it.
Liz McSkeane
Published: May / 
2021
Turas Press
9781913598181
54  Pages
€12.00
Paperback/softback
Ireland
Poetry DCF

Lakeland Lockdown Reflections

The year 2020 will be remembered by many as the year of many days of ‘lockdown’ to counter the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
Shanway Press
Published: May / 
2021
Shanway Press
9781910044292
88  Pages
€11.00
Ireland
Spirituality & religious experience

Jump Start: Your journey of discovery to find true meaning and contentment

Start your own journey of discovery from the girl who's cracked it! The new journal and workbook from the author of the bestselling millennial burnout memoir, Jump: One Girl's Search for Meaning.
Daniella Moyles
Published: May / 
2021
Gill Books
9780717191093
304  Pages
€16.99
Paperback / softback
Ireland
Self-help & personal development

Notes for readers and publishers

First published in 1976, First Flush is a monthly listing of new Irish books. For inclusion in First Flush the title must meet one of the following requirements: Irish publisher, Irish author and/or an Irish subject.

  1. The information listed is true and complete to the best of our knowledge at time of publication.
  2. We are happy to be contacted regarding updates or corrections to book details, though all information listed will ultimately be at the discretion of the editor.
  3. Books Ireland disclaim any liability in connection with use of this information.
  4. All prices are listed in euro when available.
  5. We are not always able to acknowledge every press release or every book that is submitted due to a high volume, but we are grateful for each one and will be in touch if we’d like to review or feature a title or author.