Having rejoiced at the news of Dublin‘s UNESCO City of Literature status we got to thinking about all of Ireland’s wonderful books. With so many to choose from, we decided to do what we do best and make a little shortlist. But we wanted to be able to show you the books, too, so myself and Aileen made our way to The Exchange Book Shop in the village of Dalkey for a spot of video blogging!
Here are the books that made our cut:
- Breathtaking landscape photography in four massive volumes: Scenic Ireland by Chris Hill
- Impeccably researched and hugely entertaining story set on a famine ship: Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor
- Sweet details and heady action of our Gaelic Games: A Season of Sundays by Sportsfile
- Resplendent rhymes from a leader in Irish poetry: Human Chain by Seamus Heaney
- The best Irish recipes and flavours from a taste institution: Avoca Café Cookbook by Hugo Arnold and Georgia Glynn
- For a slice of Dublin life from possibly Ireland’s funniest writer: The Van by Roddy Doyle
- Childen’s pop-up book about Ireland’s myths and legends: Irish Myths and Legends by Felicity Trotman
- For the ultimate Irish novel taking place over one day in Dublin: Ulysses by James Joyce
There are rich pickings for culture vultures in Ireland. Find out more about arts, culture and music festivals taking place in Ireland.
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