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Russborough: A Great Irish House


The inspiration for this book arose from a conviction that Russborough, which is frequently referred to as one of the most beautiful houses in Ireland, has an attractive and interesting...

Digging New Ground


Irish Georgian Society, 2022Hardback, 224 pages What gives the Irish country house garden its distinctive character? A verdant light, lush grass, bold trees and green-fingered generations of care. The Irish country...

Burning The Big House


The gripping story of the tumultuous destruction of the Irish country house, spanning the revolutionary years of 1912 to 1923During the Irish Revolution nearly three hundred country houses were burned...

V&A Sourcebook of Pattern and Ornament


'The wealth of surface pattern and three-dimensional ornamentation in the many objects that enrich our lives is testament to the inventiveness of designers and craftspeople around the globe and throughout...

Life in the Country House in Georgian Ireland - Patricia McCarthy


For aristocrats and gentry in 18th-century Ireland, the townhouses and country estates they resided in were carefully constructed to accommodate their cultivated lifestyles. Based on new research from Irish national...

The Irish Aesthete Ruins of Ireland - Robert O'Byrne


Fantastical, often whimsical, and frequently quirky, these atmospheric ruins are beautifully photographed and paired with fascinating text by Robert O’Byrne. Born out of Robert’s hugely popular blog, The Irish Aesthete,...

The building site in eighteenth-century Ireland - Arthur Gibney


This study by the late Arthur Gibney takes you among labourers, craftspeople, contractors, builders and designers as they populate the building sites of eighteenth-century Ireland. Gibney tells a story that...

The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World - Adrian Wooldridge


Meritocracy: the idea that people should be advanced according to their talents rather than their birth. While this initially seemed like a novel concept, by the end of the twentieth...

The Trouble with Women - Jacky Fleming



Everyone Sang A Poem for Every Feeling


A magnificent anthology of poems themed around different moods, collected by the bestselling creator of The Poetry Pharmacy and illustrated by Emily Sutton. This exquisite gift-book contains over a hundred...

My First Book of Irish Wildlife


Squirrel, Frog, Eagle, Dolphin: it's all in My First Book of Irish Animals. Discover creatures big and small with this fun and engaging baby board book. My First Book of...

Emotional First Aid


We know how useful it can be to have a first aid kit to hand. A kit naturally can’t solve everything, but what counts is that it is immediately present...

Men to Avoid in Art and Life


Started as a Twitter thread and quickly gained widespread popularity, this book perfectly captures those relatable moments when a man explains to a woman a subject about which he knows...

National Gallery 2023 Diary


The 2023 edition of the annual, best selling diary from the National Gallery of Ireland. The week-to-view diary contains a new image from the Gallery's collection each week, from our...

How to Read Buildings


This book, by Carol Davidson Cragoe, is a practical primer to looking at architecture and all the elements that are included in buildings, from cornices and friezes to columns and porticos...

Around the World in 80 Birds


This beautiful and inspiring book, by Mike Unwin, tells the stories of 80 birds around the world: from the Sociable Weaver Bird in Namibia which constructs huge, multi-nest 'apartment blocks'...

Girls Who Slay Monsters


Unsung stories from ancient Irish myths re-imagined for nine to twelve-year olds.Have you heard of Eithne the supernatural scholar or Fand the shape-shifting eco-warrior?What about Bé Mannair, a gender-fluid spy...

The Secret World of Plants


Plants are found almost everywhere on Earth, but to many people their lives are a mystery. Learn how seagrass flowers underwater, how the Venus flytrap counts to make sure it...



Michael Fewer is an architect, environmentalist and writer. He has published work over the last twenty-five years on subjects varying from architectural history and travel to walking and nature guides. Previous...

A Bird a Day - Dominic Couzens


The beauty and fascination of birds is unrivalled. Every day of the year, immerse yourself in their world with an entry from A Bird of Day, where Dominic Couzens offers...

A Little History of Philosophy - Nigel Warburton


Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking...

A Little Book of Language


With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming...

Gardening for Bumblebees - Dave Goulson


A Practical Guide to Creating a Paradise for Pollinators. Bumblebees are among the most important of our insects; these superb pollinators ensure that wildflowers set seed and reappear each year,...

Green Housekeeping Recipes and solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable home


Christina Strutt of Cabbages & Roses reveals how to have a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home.Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but what about the current populace?...

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and Vision for the Future - David Attenborough


See the world. Then make it better. 'I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I...

A history of Art in 21 Cats


Become litter-ate in the basics of important art movements through a host of beautifully illustrated cats, each one inspired by a specific period in art hiss-tory: Surrealism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism,...

Old Ireland in Colour - John Breslin & Sarah-Anne Buckley


Old Ireland in Colour brings to life the rich history of Ireland and the Irish through the colour restoration of these stunning images of all walks of Irish life throughout...

The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul - William Sieghart


'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the...

How to Give Up Plastic: A Conscious Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time


How to Give Up Plastic: A Conscious Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time - Will McCallum 'We have a responsibility, every one of us' David...

The Country House and the Great War - Terence Dooley, Christopher Ridgway


The Country House and the Great War: Irish and British Experiences. Drawing on archival materials, and incorporating never-before-seen images, this volume presents a spectrum of experiences from owners, to servants...

Biophilia: You + Nature + Home


In this beautifully illustrated guide, best-selling author Sally Coulthard demonstrates how to transform your living and working spaces into places that put you in touch with nature.Eight inspiring chapters cover...

The Joy of Food - Rory O'Connell


This is the book Rory O’Connell was born to write. Not only a collection of good things to eat, showcasing the best of Irish seasonal produce from Rustic Chicken, Swiss...

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