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The Hurley Maker’s Son by Patrick Deeley
By April 15, 2016 Read More →

The Hurley Maker’s Son by Patrick Deeley

New in at Charlie Byrne’s  Galway author Patrick Deeley’s latest novel, The Hurley Maker’s Son.

Launch of Grandpa The Sniper by Frank Shouldice
By March 9, 2016 Read More →

Launch of Grandpa The Sniper by Frank Shouldice

Charlie Byrne’s will be hosting the launch of Grandpa the Sniper by Frank Shouldice, this Thursday the 10th of March at 6pm.

Beyond the Ghibli by Vicki Crowley
By December 3, 2015 Read More →

Beyond the Ghibli by Vicki Crowley

Charlie Byrne’s has received signed copies of local visual artist Vicki Crowley’s unique memoir Beyond the Ghibli. A poignant and candid description of her life’s experiences this is a memoir not to be missed. From the first sentence of the introduction, ” I never liked my mother’s house in Fgura,” the reader’s attention is held by a [...]

Caherlistrane by Mary J Murphy
By October 23, 2015 Read More →

Caherlistrane by Mary J Murphy

Charlie Byrne’s now has signed copies of Mary J. Murphy’s new book Caherlistrane. Featuring a forward from Eilish O’Carroll, with Seán Keane and Vivian Nesbitt, this book looks at various aspects of both personal and private histories of Caherlistrane in County Galway.

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.

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!

Silence; A Christian History by Diarmaid MacCulloch
By June 4, 2015 Read More →

Silence; A Christian History by Diarmaid MacCulloch

How should one speak to God? Are our prayers more likely to be heard if we offer them quietly at home or loudly in church? And how can we really know if God is listening? From the earliest days, Christians have struggled with these questions. Their varied answers have defined the boundaries of the faith [...]