Local Interest

The Life and Work of John Ffrench Irish Ceramic Artist ( 1928-2010)
By December 14, 2017 Read More →

The Life and Work of John Ffrench Irish Ceramic Artist ( 1928-2010)

The life and Work of John Ffrench Irish Ceramic Artist ( 1928-2010) John Ffrench was one of the founding fathers of contemporary ceramics in Ireland.  Longtime resident of Galway , and regular customer of  Charlie Byrne’s, John produced a steady stream of highly original work from his studio in Kinvara. His use of experimental forms, [...]

Galway Folklore
By December 13, 2017 Read More →

Galway Folklore

City of Streams Galway Folklore and Folklife in the 1930s On the eve of the second World War in Europe, the senior pupils in the national schools of the west of Ireland were engaged in an important, If somewhat unusual, task. With the aid of a questionaire supplied by the Irish Folklore Commission, and under [...]

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Growing up in Galway
By December 13, 2017 Read More →

Growing up in Galway

Growing up in Galway: Histories and Memories Edited by Sarah-Anne Buckley and John Cunningham This volume emerged from a cluster of short talks held in Galway City Museum on Culture Night 2016. It Spans a period from the 1840s to the 1970s, with a mix of urban and rural perspectives. All the material relates to [...]

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‘Ireland: A Luminous Beauty’ by Peter Harbison and Leslie Conron Carola
By July 31, 2017 Read More →

‘Ireland: A Luminous Beauty’ by Peter Harbison and Leslie Conron Carola

New in stock is Ireland: A Luminous Beauty by Peter Harbison and Leslie Conron Carola. Island light is magical. And none more so than Ireland’s. Ireland’s light floods the landscape, luring the senses with a restless presence. The water surrounding and carving through the island reflects back to us the ever-changing movement of the wind-blown [...]

‘In Sight of Yellow Mountain’ by Philip Judge
By July 31, 2017 Read More →

‘In Sight of Yellow Mountain’ by Philip Judge

New in stock is In Sight of Yellow Mountain: A Year in the Irish Countryside by Philip Judge. ‘I think I bought a house’, I said, still slightly stunned. I’ve spent longer choosing a tie. First, a dream of escaping the city … and then a century-old cottage to match the dream. Moving to a [...]

Papal Registers relating to Clonfert Diocese
By June 12, 2017 Read More →

Papal Registers relating to Clonfert Diocese

New in stock is Patrick Larkin’s A Calendar of Papal Registers relating to Clonfert Diocese, a book of great historical interest. There is a collection of more that 2,000 volumes of official Vatican documentation from the late 1100′s to the late 1500′s in the Vatican Archives. It is made up of bulls, letters, appointments, and other historical [...]

Out of the Ashes by Robert W. White
By May 29, 2017 Read More →

Out of the Ashes by Robert W. White

New in stock is Out of the Ashes, An Oral History of the Provisional Irish Republican Movement by Robert W. White. Out of the Ashes is the definitive history of the Provisional Irish Republican movement, from its formation at the outset of the modern Troubles up to and after its official disarmament in 2005. Robert [...]

Into Action by Dan Harvey
By May 29, 2017 Read More →

Into Action by Dan Harvey

New in stock is Into Action: Irish Peacekeepers under fire 1960-2014 by Dan Harvey, with a foreword by Kevin Myers.  Into Action is the story of the Irish Defence Forces’ role as international peacekeepers since 1960. While primarily posted to uphold the transition towards peace in overseas conflicts, they have at times inevitably been forced [...]

James Joyce Unplugged by Anthony J. Jordan
By May 29, 2017 Read More →

James Joyce Unplugged by Anthony J. Jordan

New in stock is Anthony J. Jordan’s James Joyce Unplugged.  After James Joyce went into voluntary exile he maintained contact with Ireland through the newspapers of Arthur Griffith, becoming a nationalist and internationalist. He acknowledged that while Griffith was trying to free Ireland politically and economically, he, Joyce, was trying to free it spiritually. This book [...]

On Your Doorstep, Moths and Butterflies of Connemara
By May 10, 2017 Read More →

On Your Doorstep, Moths and Butterflies of Connemara

New in the shop is On your doorstep, Moths and Butterflies of Connemara by Heather Greer, with a foreword by Michael Viney.  Nature brings itself right to your doorstep, in the form of the moths and butterflies which visit our houses and gardens, and accompany us on our rambles. Often overlooked or misunderstood, their beauty [...]