If getting lost in a good book brings you joy, you'll love our extensive collection of books for all imaginations.

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...

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



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...

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 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?...

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...

Indoor Green: Living with Plants - Bree Claffey


For centuries, plants have transformed interiors, and today plant-filled homes are filling up our Instagram feeds. With Indoor Green, author and retailer Bree Claffey explores the interior worlds of fellow...

The Great Irish Farm Book


  Darragh McCullough is a journalist, farmer and broadcaster specialising in agricultural and rural affairs.  Everything your child needs to know about Irish farms! Did you know that there are almost...

Birds and Us- A 12 000 Year History


Since the dawn of human history, birds have stirred our imagination, inspiring and challenging our ideas about science, faith, art and philosophy. In Birds and Us, award-winning writer and ornithologist...

Leopard Pencil Pot


Gorgeous addition to any work space. Supplied boxed making the perfect gift. Hand Painted Stoneware. Dishwasher Safe.

Corinthian Book Paperweight


The Corinthian order was adopted by the Romans from the Greeks and was bestowed with the association of beauty and love. It is the most popular of the Greek Orders....

Choose Your Lead Cyclist


A thoughtful ornament for all who love cycling, nostalgia & attention to detail, our lead cyclist will fit into the palm of your hand & comfortably on a desk. This...

How to Become a Bit Wiser


A set of twenty cards exploring what it really means to be wise, and how we can strive to become more enlightened in our everyday lives.Wisdom is one of the...

Jane Austen China Mug


A comforting cuppa for the Jane Austin fans among us. An amazing amount of detail is squeezed into the colourfully-illustrated design on this mug. A great one for book clubs, for...

Russborough Gift Card

€25,00 – €100,00

Give the gift of Russborough with our Russborough Gift Card. Gift Cards can be redeemed in our Shop, for House Tours, events, memberships and more.   For online gift vouchers...

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