2013 Shortlist: Best Irish Published Book of the Year
Harry Clarke was Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist and arguably the finest of his time in any country. He was also an illustrator of genius, whose works have been collector’s items for decades. This will be an enormous contribution to the literature of Irish art, and a collector’s item in itself.
This book examines many little-understood aspects of the Irish landscape from the last Ice Age until now. Historians, archaeologists, biologists and earth scientists each bring their unique take on how the landscape and the life it supports have been crafted by natural and human events.
In their years travelling the Irish countryside, award-winning photographer James Fennell and author and historian Turtle Bunbury are constantly struck by the importance of friendship and community in the lives of the people they meet. Through stunning photographs and poignant interviews, they bring us the stories, friendships and memories that form the identity of our nation.
Objects don’t just have stories, they tell stories. But what they said to their contemporaries may be different from what they say to us. Fintan O’Toole has chosen 100 objects, the majority of which can be found in the National Museum of Ireland, to narrate a history of the island of Ireland.
In their fantastic new book, hundreds of Irish women from the ICA share their practical tips, short-cuts, and precious first-hand experience on how to make a house a home. Don’t reinvent the wheel, let the women of the ICA guide you through home management from beginning to end.
This is a ground-breaking book. This atlas contains between its covers a vast array of information which is clear and whose parts are directly comparable because of the standard form and scale of each map and the comprehensive range of themes covered. This atlas will delight native Dubliners and visitors to the city alike.