Academic Interest

John Behan; The Bull of Sheriff Street by Adrian Frazier
By November 6, 2015 Read More →

John Behan; The Bull of Sheriff Street by Adrian Frazier

NUIG  Professor Adrian Frazier’s  fantastic book on one of Ireland’s most famous living sculptors, John Behan, is now available at Charlie Byrne’s. Some who know John Behan think of him as without question a Dubliner. For others, after forty years there, he is a fundamental part of Galway. His work, however, belongs to Ireland as [...]

Second-Hand Foreign Language Novels
By September 25, 2015 Read More →

Second-Hand Foreign Language Novels

Charlie Byrne’s has just received a huge collection of second-hand foreign language novels! With a large amount of Spanish books, as well as some French, German, Basque and Catalan, there’s sure to be something for everyone! As with all used books – and in particular our foreign language novels, these are sure to sell fast [...]

East Galway Agrarian Agitation and the Burning of Ballydugan House by Ann O’Riordan
By September 24, 2015 Read More →

East Galway Agrarian Agitation and the Burning of Ballydugan House by Ann O’Riordan

Charlie Byrne’s have received signed copies of Ann O’Riordan’s local history book East Galway agrarian agitation and the burning of Ballydugan House.

Career Coach by Dearbhla Kelly
By September 1, 2015 Read More →

Career Coach by Dearbhla Kelly

If you have a child beginning the Leaving Cert course, or you’re simply the parent of a child about to attend secondary school, this informative and helpful read by Dearbhla Kenny is the perfect way to help you guide your child towards the right career!

Dick Dowling; Galway’s Hero of Confederate Texas by Timothy Collins and Ann Caraway Ivins
By July 30, 2015 Read More →

Dick Dowling; Galway’s Hero of Confederate Texas by Timothy Collins and Ann Caraway Ivins

Charlie Byrne’s were lucky enough to have Tim Collins author of Dick Dowling; Galway’s Hero of Confederate Texas drop in to sign a few copies of this comprehensive biography of the life of Dick Dowling. This book attempts to put the life of Dick Dowling into the context of the turbulent times he lived in, and shows [...]

An Irish-Speaking Island by Nicholas M. Wolf
By July 2, 2015 Read More →

An Irish-Speaking Island by Nicholas M. Wolf

Investigating the dominant historical narratives, An Irish-Speaking Island investigates state, religion, community and the linguistic landscape in Ireland from 1770-1870.

The Origins of the Irish by J.P. Mallory
By July 2, 2015 Read More →

The Origins of the Irish by J.P. Mallory

From the author of In Search of the Indo-Europeans and The Tarim Mummies comes an interesting look at the many factors which formulate and influence Irish identity.

Saint Columbanus; Selected Writings by Alexander O’Hara
By July 2, 2015 Read More →

Saint Columbanus; Selected Writings by Alexander O’Hara

Though he died fourteen hundred years ago, the words of Columbanus are as relevant today as they were in the sixth century. A poet, scholar, abbot and founder of monasteries throughout Europe, his legacy has inspired countless missionaries to follow in his path.

Doolin; People, Place & Culture by Eddie Stack
By June 18, 2015 Read More →

Doolin; People, Place & Culture by Eddie Stack

Eddie Stack’s long anticipated novel Doolin; People, Place & Culture has finally arrived at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop!

Shakespeare’s Restless World; A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor
By June 4, 2015 Read More →

Shakespeare’s Restless World; A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor

In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction, Neil MacGregor brings us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s world. Together they transport us to that pivotal  moment when politics, science, religion, even the basic facts of geography, all had to be rethought. This was when modern man and woman – questioning, self-conscious, committed to [...]