Books at the Dingle Bookshop

Great Blasket Island Books

PEIG
By Peig Sayers

The classic autobiography by the island’s greatest storyteller, taken down in Irish and translated by Bryan MacMahon, including a foreword by the writer’s son Micheál O Guithín

Talbot Press €15.75

THE ISLANDMAN
Tomás O Crohan

Tomás’s purpose in writing was ‘to set down the character of the people about me so that some record of us might live after us, for the like of us will never be again’.

Oxford University Press €9.50

TWENTY YEARS A-GROWING
Maurice O’Sullivan

Rendered from the original Irish with a preface by Moya Llewelyn Davies and George Thomson

With an introductory note by E. M. Forster: ‘This book is unique.. for here is the egg of a sea-bird – lovely, perfect, and laid this very morning’

Oxford University Press €7.50

A PITY YOUTH DOES NOT LAST
Micheál O Guithín

Reminiscences of the last Blasket Island poet

Translated from the Irish by Tim Enright

Oxford University Press €11.90

THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD
The last child of the Great Blasket Island

Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin
With Patricia Ahern

A memoir from the last surviving islander published in 2014.

Collins Press €13.00

THE LAST BLASKET KING
Padráig Ó Catháin, an Rí
With Eliza Kane

Known as Peats Mhicí, Padraig died in 1929 This book tells how he came to be King of the Great Blasket Island and hos hispersonality and integrity shaped the role.

THE GREAT BLASKET
A Photographic portrait

Dáithí de Mórdha and Micheál de Mórdha

In Irish and English,  this collection captures the spirit of the islanders  through the thousands of photographs, from the excitement of th nineteenth century through to the decline in the 1940s and the legacy since 1953 when the island was abandoned.

Collins Press €25.00

Guides to Dingle

PILGRIM PATHS IN IRELAND : a Guide
From Slieve  Mish to Skellig Michael

Includes the Mount Brandon Pilgrim Path and Cosan na Naomh, the Saints’ Way

John G. Dwyer

A Collins Press Guide €15.00

THE DINGLE IVERAGH AND BEARA PENINSULAS
A Walking Guide

Adrian Hendroff

A Collins Pres Guide €15.00

EXPLORING IRELAND’S WILD ATLANTIC WAY
A Travel Guide to the West Coast of Ireland

David Flanagan and Richard Creagh

A new beautifully illustrated guide for the adventurer

Three Rock Books €23.50

THE BLASKET ISLAND GUIDE
Ray Stagles and Sue Redican

The only guide book to the Blasket Islands written by two recent part time inhabitants

O Brien Press €6.00

THE DINGLE PENINSULA
Steve MacDonogh

With photographs by the author.

An intimate journey through the landscape, the past and the present of this beautiful place.  ‘Far and away the best of the many books about the area’ Examiner

A new edition revised and updated by Mike Venner and Camilla Dinkel

Utter Press €15.00

DINGLE AND ITS HINTERLAND: People, Places and Heritage
By Felicity Hayes-McCoy

With photographs by Wilf Judd

An insider’s tour of the region, including interviews with locals ranging from farmers, postmasters and boatmen to museum curators, radio presenters and sean-nós singers. Felicity offers practical information and advice as well as cultural insights, giving the visitor a deeper understanding of this special place.

Collins Press €15.00

Books about Dingle

GATHERING LIGHT ON THE DINGLE PENINSULA
John Hooton

Few places in Europe are as strikingly beautiful as the stretch of coastline around Dingle.  Rich in heritage and famed for its wild rugged landscape, this is the haunt of John Hooton, one of Ireland’s most distinguished landscape photographers. This book of 200 stunning images captures the extraordinary light and atmosphere of the peninsula.  A perfect souvenir.

€29.95

DINGLE DOWN THE YEARS
Tom Fox

The third volume of historic photographs

Holy Stone publications €30.00

THE HOUSE ON AN IRISH HILLSIDE
Felicity Hayes McCoy

This is the story of how one woman’s life was transformed by a remarkable village on the Dingle peninsula in Ireland. It’s a life-affirming tale of rediscovering lost values and cherishing loved ones and the communities we live in.

ENOUGH IS PLENTY
Felicity Hayes McCoy

€15.00

In the follow up to her super seller The House on an Irish Hillside (book €14.99,audio version 6 CDs €26.99) Felicity Hayes McCoy enhances her account of coming to live in the Dingle Peninsula with beautiful photography and more reflections on the changing seasons. With a foreword by Alice Taylor.

CHEF INTERRUPTED
Discovering Life’s Second Course in Ireland with Multiple Sclerosis
Trevis Gleason

Collins Press €15.00

How a one time coastguard and then celebrated chef from Grand Rapids ended up living in Dingle and becoming  a leading blogger for people suffering from MS.  A cheerful memoir with lots of recipes.

TRÍOCHA CHÉAD CHORCA DHUIBHNE  I- V
Pádraig Ó Siochfhrada ,An Seabhac

An illustrated translation by Barra Ó Briáin of the seminal work on place names by An Seabhac.

€7.00 per  volume

AN UNSUNG HERO
Michael Smith

The definitive biography of local explorer Tom Crean who accompanied both Scott and Shackleton to the Antarctic

Collins Press €13.00

Children’s Books about Dingle

FUNGIE,  FUNGIE & MARA, FUNGIE AGUS AN TINE MHÓR
Ré O Laighleis and Anne-Marie McCarthy

Móinín

€12.95 each

The adventures  of the Dingle Dolphin in a strikingly illustrated threesome of books for the up to fives, in Irish and English.  The first book includes a DVD.

THE DOG FROM DINGLE WHO LOST HIS BARK
by Mark Stratton
Illustrated by Martine Moriarty

A charming picture book for 4 – 6 year olds set amongst the local scenery of the Dingle Peninsula. The Dingle Dog wakes after a terrible storm one night to realise something is missing: his  bark! After many adventures, and with the help of a whale, a crab, a seagull and  a wise old walrus he finally tracks it down.

Mark Stratton has been visiting the Dingle Peninsula for years; Martine Moriarty is one of our best loved local artists.

Naughty Bird Books €15.00

TOM CREAN’S RABBIT
By Meredith Hooper
Illustrated by Bert Kitchen

The true story of the rabbit smuggled aboard the Terra Nova  by the Annascaul based explorer Tom Crean.

Frances Lincoln Children’s books €10.00

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DIngle Bookshop

DIngle Bookshop
Green St
Dingle, Co. Kerry
Ireland