Come on Ireland! The whole country is on a high after Ireland’s victory over Italy this week. Robbie Brady’s goal secured us the last spot in the last 16 of Euro 2016. Some are saying this is our finest football moment.
To celebrate this historic victory we are going green this week and have selected 5 Irish books from the Gill Books’ top shelf that we think you will love. If Ireland win against France on Sunday we will give one lucky reader a book of their choice from the list*.
*Details to follow separately
Have you got an adventurous spirit? Get ready to go on an exciting adventure around Ireland. With Irelandopedia by your side you can take an encyclopedic tour of Ireland county by county.
Unleash your imagination and intrepid sense of adventure as you discover Ireland like you’ve never seen it before! Armchair wanderers of any age will be totally absorbed by every page of Fatti Burke’s detailed illustrations and her father John’s extraordinary facts. Start your adventure by picking up a copy in all good bookstores, on our website, Amazon and more.
Do you want to know more about Irish history? This pocket sized book explains what happened in the years before and after Ireland’s Easter Rising.
The Easter Rising was arguably the most important event in Irish history. It was an armed insurrection that happened during Easter Week, 1916, mainly in Dublin. It was driven by Irish Republicans’ intent on ending British rule in Ireland and establishing an independent Irish Republic. While not immediately successful, its consequences completely changed the course of Irish history. A Pocket History of 1916 is a must read for any Irish history enthusiast, especially as it is the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Available directly from Amazon, our website and bookstores nationwide.
Yearning for the trip to Ireland’s wild west coast? Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, one of the most beautiful stretches of landscape in the world, is having a culinary awakening with passionate local artisan producers creating quality food inspired by the rugged landscape.
Through amazing photography, individual stories and wonderful recipes, you’ll discover the fascinating characters and mouth-watering food found along the magical Wild Atlantic Way. Martin Calvey’s famous Achill lamb brings life to a hearty sweet potato, white bean and lamb stew, seaweed harvester Prannie Rhatigan’s coastal foraging inspires a recipe for a nourishing seaweed smoothie, and Catherine and Marty Nee’s mussels unlock the perfect seafood chowder. Discover these recipes, stories and more to really get to know Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, no matter where you are in the world you will be enchanted by Recipes and Stories from Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Get your copy from our website, Amazon and bookstores nationwide.
Looking for something to make you giggle? Look no further than Irishology. This is the ultimate witty guide to all things Irish. Who else but the Irish can truly appreciate the medicinal purposes of a glass of flat 7Up? Not to mention the luck of the Irish, the front room, chipper chips, and going “out - out” at the weekend. This book celebrates things you’ll only hear and taste in Ireland, having the “craic” and gives great tips for surviving any social situation (an Irish wedding anyone?!). Available from our website, Amazon and all good bookstores.
An bhfuil ocras ort? The Irish Beef Book might be just want you need to curb your hunger. It is hailed as the definitive guide to Irish beef, covering every aspect of buying, preparing, and cooking it. In this celebrated guide, Ireland’s leading butcher Pat Whelan shares the benefit of his expertise as a fifth-generation farmer and butcher. The Irish Beef Book empowers readers with the knowledge to seek out the very best beef available. Katy McGuinness shows you how to create delicious recipes using every part of the animal, not wasting a single part. This is the only guide to cooking beef that the domestic cook will ever need. Pick up your guide from our website, Amazon and all good book stores.
We hope you love our selection of Irish books. We have plenty more on our website to choose from. Fingers crossed for another win on Sunday!
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