Books at the Dingle Bookshop
Great Blasket Island Books
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
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
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
By 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 how his personality 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
ATLAS OF THE IRISH REVOLUTION
Edited By John Crowley, Donal O’Drisceoil and Mike Murphy
The long awaited masterwork. Featuring over 300 original maps, several hundred illustrations, and more than 140 contributions from leading scholars across a range of disciplines.
Cork University Press €60
I DIE IN A GOOD CAUSE
Thomas Ashe: A Biography
By Seán Ó Lúing
A new biography to commemorate the centenary of a local revolutionary hero. Thomas Ashe was born in Lispole, Co Kerry on January 12 1885, the seventh child in an Irish speaking farming family. His part in the Irish struggle for independence is given proper recognition in this new biography.
Mercier Press €15.00
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
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
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
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.
DINGLE DOWN THE YEARS
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
By Felicity Hayes McCoy
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.
Discovering Life’s Second Course in Ireland with Multiple Sclerosis
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
The definitive biography of local explorer Tom Crean who accompanied both Scott and Shackleton to the Antarctic
Collins Press €13.00
THE KNAVE OF TRUMPS
The Life and Times of Count James Louis Rice of Dingle 1730-1801.
By Pat Neligan
The fascinating tale, grippingly told, of the Dingle aritocrat who planned to rescue Marie Antoinette from the guillotine. ‘Thoroughly researched, written with great panache and clarity’ Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern History UCD.
Children’s Books about Dingle
FUNGIE, FUNGIE & MARA, FUNGIE AGUS AN TINE MHÓR
Ré O Laighleis and Anne-Marie McCarthy
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