Local Interest

The Road to 51 by James Laffey
By February 7, 2019 Read More →

The Road to 51 by James Laffey

Calling all Mayo fans! We have copies of ‘The Road to 51`- The Making of Mayo Football’ by James Laffey in the shop at the moment.

Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019
By February 5, 2019 Read More →

Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019

The Annual Over the Edge Poetry Showcase takes place this Friday February 8th at 6pm here in Charlie Byrne’s. Poets from the West of Ireland who have published a collection in 2018 will read three of their poems. The readers will be : Trevor Conway, Rachel Conventry, Maureen Curran, Kate Ennals Jessamine O’ Connor, Moya [...]

Launch of ‘Our Killer City’ – Rita Ann Higgins
By February 1, 2019 Read More →

Launch of ‘Our Killer City’ – Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins’ new book, ‘Our Killer City: isms, chisms, chasms and schisms’ (published by Salmon Poetry), will launch here in Charlie Byrne’s on Friday February 15th at 6.30pm. The book gathers together articles from Rita Ann Higgins’ Sunday Independent ‘This Woman’s Life’ column, as well as other select essays and poems, many of which are previously unpublished. [...]

The Man Who was Never Knocked Down – Launch – December 12th
By December 5, 2018 Read More →

The Man Who was Never Knocked Down – Launch – December 12th

We are delighted to launch ‘The Man Who Was Never Knocked Down’ on Wednesday December 12th 2018 at 6.30pm here in Charlie Byrne’s. Author Ronán Mac Con Iomaire will attend. The book is about the life of the boxer Sean Mannion and he will also attend the launch. There will be a live Q & [...]

Maamtrasna Murders – Margaret Kelleher
By December 5, 2018 Read More →

Maamtrasna Murders – Margaret Kelleher

From L – R – Margaret Kelleher and Jane Gilmore Margaret Kelleher called in today to sign some copies of her book, Maamtrasna Murders. Available in-store for e20.

Photos from Gratias Launch
By November 29, 2018 Read More →

Photos from Gratias Launch

Great launch tonight of John Quinn’s Gratias by Veritas press. Thanks to Joe Connolly for a quintessentially rousing speech! The book is available in-store for e15.  

Little Knitten – James I Keogh
By November 29, 2018 Read More →

Little Knitten – James I Keogh

We currently stock this gorgeous book, Little Knitten by Galway-based  James I Keogh. It’s published by Tribes press. this children’s book is full of charm and beautifully illustrated.

Wattle & Daub – Brian Coughlan
By November 29, 2018 Read More →

Wattle & Daub – Brian Coughlan

  We currently stock the recently launched collection of short stories, Wattle & Daub, from Galway-based writer, Brian Coughlan.

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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