Boyne Berries

Established in 2007, Boyne Berries is a poetry and prose journal published twice a year in March and September by the Boyne Writers Group in Trim, County Meath.

Editor: Orla Fay



Poetry and prose journal published three times a year in February, June and October in Galway.

Editors: Sandra Bunting, Tony O’ Dwyer, Ger Burke, Jarlath Fahy


Cyphers Magazine

Poetry, prose, graphics and reviews. Published bi-annually in Dublin in May and November.

Editor: Eilean Ni Chuillenain and Macdara Woods


Irish Pages

Poetry, short fiction, essays, creative non-fiction, reviews and photography. Published bi-annually in Belfast.

Editors: Chris Agee (editor) and Cathal O Searcigh (Irish Language editor)


Poetry Ireland Review

Published quarterly by Poetry Ireland, the national organization dedicated to developing, supporting and promoting poetry throughout Ireland. Editor: Poetry Ireland’s practice is to appoint a new editor after every four-eight issues.

The current editor is John F. Deane.


Shamrock Haiku Journal

Shamrock is an international online journal of the Irish Haiku Society that publishes quality haiku, senryn, and haibun in English three times a year in February, June and October.

Editor: unknown


Southword Literary Journal

Southword Southword is a literary journal featuring poems, fiction and reviews and published bi-annually by the Munster Literature Centre.

Editor: Patrick Cotter


The Dublin Review

The Dublin Review is a quarterly magazine of literary essays, memoir, travel writing, criticism, fiction and reporting.

Editor: Brendan Barrington


The Moth

Founded in 2010, The Moth is a quarterly arts and literature magazine featuring poetry, short fiction and art by established and up and coming writers and artists from Ireland and abroad. Published in County Cavan, The Moth appears in March, June, September and December.

Editor: Rebecca O’ Connor


The Caterpillar is the younger sibling of The Moth and is for kids between the ages of 7and 11(ish). It is published at the same time as The Moth.

The SHOp: A Magazine of Poetry

Published in County Cork three times a year, The SHOp contains work by established poets, both Irish and foreign. Each issue contains one or more poems in Gaelic, with English translations. The title of the magazine is a reference to the last line in W.B.Yeats’s poem, “The Circus Animals’ Desertion,” where Yeats writes that true poetry must begin “in the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart.”

Editors: John and Hilary Wakeman


The Stinging Fly

The Stinging Fly was established in 1977 to seek out, publish and promote the very best new Irish and international writing, with an emphasis on short fiction. Each issue also includes a mix of poetry, book reviews and essays. Published in Dublin by Declan Meade, the magazine appears three times each year, in spring, summer and winter.

Editor: Thomas Morris Poetry Editor: Eabhan Ni Shuileabhain


The Yellow Nib

The Yellow Nib is a poetry journal produced in association with The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queens University, Belfast. Started in 2005 as an annual journal, The Yellow Nib publishes poetry, criticism and reviews by new and established writers.

Issues 1-5 are edited by Ciaran Carson and published by Blackstaff Press. Issue 6 is edited by Sudeep Sen. Issue 7 and Issue 8 is edited by Frank Ormsby and Leontia Flynn. Editors: Frank Ormsby and Leontia Flynn




Arlen House

Titles distributed by Syracuse University Press.


Carysfort Press Ltd

58 Woodfield
Scholarstown Road
Dublin 16

Tel: +353 (0)1 493 7383


Carysfort Press was founded in 1998 and publishes contemporary writing for and about theatre and other performing arts in Ireland. The press aims to publish high quality publications which, though written and or edited by academics, will also be accessible to a general non-specialist audience.


Cork University Press

C/o University College Cork
Western Road

Tel: + 353 (0)21 490 2980


Cork University Press was founded in 1925 by Alfred O’ Rahilly, the registrar and subsequent president of University College Cork. For an insightful essay on the history of CUP see the essay on the press’s website by John A. Murphy, Emeritus Professor of History at UCC.

The press publishes on a wide variety of topics including art and architecture, books about Cork, cookbooks, current affairs, film, history, literature, music, politics, philosophy, law, and women’s studies.


Dedalus Press

13 Moyclare Road
Dublin 13


Founded in 1985 by poet John F. Deane, the Dedalus Press is one of Ireland’s best known and longest running literary imprints. The press, which is now run by poet/broadcaster Pat Boran, specializes in contemporary Irish poetry and poetry from around the world in translation.


Four Courts Press

7 Malpas Street
Dublin 8

+ 353- 1 453 4668


Founded in 1970 by Dr. Michael Adams as a small press, Four Courts Press has expanded into one of Ireland’s leading academic journals. From its initial theology base, it has broadened its scope, first into Celtic and Medieval Studies and Ecclesiastical History, and then into Modern History, Art, Literature and Law. The press publishes some 50 titles a year, and at present there are over 500 titles in print.


Irish Academic Press/ Merrion Press

8 Chapel Lane
Co. Kildare

Tel: +353 (0)45 895562


Established in 1974, Irish Academic Press has developed into one of the leading Irish publishers of academic and scholarly writing on a wide range of subjects within the broad field of Irish Studies. In 2012, IAP created a separate history imprint, Merrion, which publishes a wide variety of general history titles, designed to appeal to a broader audience and distinct from the typical academic projection of the IAP format.


Liberties Press

140 Terenure Road
Dublin 6W

Tel: + 353 (0)1 905 6074


Founded in 2003 by Seán O’ Keeffe Liberties Press is one of Ireland’s leading publisher of nonfiction titles of Irish and international interest with around 200 titles in print. The press also publishes fiction and poetry, health, memoir, history and sport.


Lilliput Press

62-63 Sitric Road
Arbour Hill
Dublin 7


The Lilliput Press was founded in 1984 by Anthony Farrell. Some 500 titles have appeared under its imprint, all of which are broadly focused on Irish themes. These encompass art and architecture, autobiography and memoir, biography and history, ecology and environmentalism, essays and literary criticism, philosophy, current affairs and popular culture, fiction, drama and poetry.


Mercier Press

Mercier Press Ltd.
Unit 3b Oak House
Bessboro Road

Tel: +353 (0) 21 4614700


Founded in 1944, and based in Cork, Mercier Press is Ireland’s oldest publishing house, and is characterized by its focus on Irish history.


New Island

16 Priory Hall Office Park
County Dublin

Tel: + 353 1 278 4225


Twitter: @NewIslandbooks

New Island publishes mainly literary fiction, poetry and drama, along with crime fiction and Irish interest non-fiction, especially biography, memoir, and history. The press is particularly focused on helping writers at critical stages of their career, and has been the launch pad for many new Irish writers. Among the writers it has published are Nuala O’ Faolain, whose memoir, Are You Somebody was first published by New Island before becoming an international bestseller, Joseph O’ Connor, Dermot Bolger, Tom Mac Intyre, Mary Kenny, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Paul Durcan.


Salmon Poetry


Cliffs of Moher

County Clare


General inquiries:

Book order

Salmon Poetry was established in 1981 as an alternative voice in Irish literature. The press, which takes its name from the Salmon of Knowledge in Celtic mythology, is distinctive for its focus on women poets.


Southword Editions

The Munster Literature Centre
Frank O’ Connor House
84 Douglas Street

Tel: + (353) (0) 21 4312955


Southword Editions is the publishing branch of the Munster Literature Centre. Publications include Southword, a literary journal published biannually, along with Best of Irish Poetry, a poetry anthology published annually, and various European texts in translation.


The Gallery Press

County Meath

Tel/Fax +353(0)49 8541779


Twitter: @TheGalleryPress

Founded in 1970 by Peter Fallon, The Gallery Press has published more than four hundred books of poems and plays by Ireland’s finest established and emerging authors, and is recognized internationally as one of the country’s pre-eminent literary publishing house.

Among the writers it publishes are Derek Mahon, John Montague, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Ciaran Carson, Medbh McGuckian, John Banville, Paul Muldoon, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain and Michael Harnett, and it has fostered a new generation of Irish poets such as Vona Groarke, Peter Sirr, Conor O’ Callaghan, Kerrie Hardie, Alan Gillis, Andrew Jamison and Michelle O’ Sullivan.

The Gallery Press has also published works by Seamus Heaney, Denis O’ Driscoll and Dermot Healy, as well as the plays of Brian Friel, Thomas Kilroy, Marina Carr and Jim Nolan.


The O’ Brien Press

12 Terenure Road East
Dublin 6

Tel: +353 -1-4922777

General E-mail:

Sales Department:

The O’Brien Press is Ireland’s leading general publisher of both adult and children’s books. Their titles cover a wide range, including biography, humor, photography, history, art, fiction, politics, cooking, sport, music, memoir, true crime and travel.


The Stinging Fly Press

P.O. Box 6016

Dublin 1


The Stinging Fly Press, launched in 2005, is an imprint of The Stinging Fly literary magazine. The imprint is dedicated to publishing the very best new Irish literary fiction, and like the magazine, it is particularly interested in promoting the short story. Among the award winning collections of short stories the press has published are There Are Little Kingdoms (2007), by Kevin Barry, Life in the Universe (2009), by Michael J. Farrell, The China Factory (2013), by Mary Costello, and most recently, Young Skins (2013), by Colin Barrett.


The Swan River Press


Ireland’s only small press dedicated to literature of the fantastic. Named for the now subterranean waterway that flows through the bustling neighborhood of Rathmines, Dublin’s Swan River Press was founded by author and editor Brian J. Showers. Since its inception, the press has specialized in literature of the gothic, strange and supernatural, with an emphasis on Ireland’s past and present contributors to the genre.

In spring 2013 the press launched its flagship journal, The Green Book: Writings on Irish Gothic, Supernatural and Fantastic Literature. This twice yearly publication provides a venue in which to explore and celebrate Irish genre literature in all its guises.


Tramp Press

For general enquiries:

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Newly established in 2014 by Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen, with the aim of discovering and nurturing exceptional literary talent, Tramp Press publishes fiction of all types, both literary and genre, novels and short story collections. One of their first publications was Dubliners 100, an imaginative re-working of James Joyce’s short story collection, Dubliners, written by a number of new Irish writers. The book, which was commissioned to celebrate the centenary of the publication of Joyce’s collection, won the Best Irish-Published book for 2014. Tramp Press doe not publish children’s books, history, poetry memoir or non-fiction, but they are open to receiving submissions for fiction, both novels and short stories. Tramp Press will publish 2014 Davy Byrnes Award winner Sara Baume’s debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither.



Six San Antonio Park


Founded by Geraldine Burke and Tony O’ Dwyer, WordsontheStreet publishes Irish fiction, short stories and poetry, in addition to publishing the Irish poetry journal Crannóg.



Independent publishers if Irish titles in the United States:


Syracuse University Press

621 Skytop Road, Suite 110
Syracuse, NY 13244-5290

Tel: 1-(315) 443-5534


Founded in 1981, the Irish Studies list was the first of its kind in North America. Studies of writers like W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Liam O’ Flaherty, Seamus Heaney and Roddy Doyle have led the way. The series has been distinguished by groundbreaking work in areas as diverse as archaeology, cinema, Irish America, cinema, religion, language, the Six Counties of Northern Ireland, dramatic history, woman’s studies and mythology. The press has also acted as North American distributor for Irish publisher Arlen House.


Wake Forest University Press

A 5 Tribble Hall
P.O. Box 7333
Winston-Salem, N.C. 27109-7333

Tel: 1(336) 758-5448


Established in 1976 by Professor Dillon Johnston, with the support of Provost Edwin Wilson and the University administration, WFUP is the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North America. The press publishes 4 to 6 titles a year, all from native Irish poets. Poets published through WFUP include, Thomas Kinsella, Medbh McGuckian, Paul Muldoon, Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Michael Longley, Ciaran Carson, John Montague and Vona Groarke.



Bridge Street
Wicklow town
County Wicklow

Tel: +353 (0)404-62240



Set in an old house in the heart of Wicklow town, this small family-run bookshop has been serving the people of Wicklow town since 1999. The shop was the winner of the Irish Times Bookshop of the Year in 2014.



Ivy Exchange
Parnell Street
Dublin 1
Republic of Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)1-872-3297



Twitter: @chaptersbooks

Ireland’s largest independent bookstore, with thousands of new, bargain and secondhand titles in stock, has been in business for over 30 years. Previously owned books, CD’s and DVD’s can be bought and sold in their secondhand department.



The Cornstore
Middle Street

Tel: +353 (0)91-561766 Byrne’s Bookshop



Located in the heart of Galway City, Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop has been supplying the people of Galway with their reading material since 1989. With over 100,000 titles to choose from, the shop also has an international shipping service available.



Church Street

Tel: +353 (0)49-4332861

Email: bookshop

Founded in 1996, the Crannóg Bookshop is a general bookshop that prides itself on its varied stock range and personal service. The shop was awarded the Bord Gais Energy Irish Bookshop of the Year award in 2011, and was the Ulster Regional Winner for 2012 and 2013/



36 Grafton Street
Dublin 2

Tel: +353 (0)1-677-5568



Twitter: @DubrayBooks

One of Ireland’s leading independent booksellers, Dubray Books began as a single shop in the seaside town of Bray, County Wicklow, outside Dublin. The company now has eight branches; five in the Dublin area and one in Galway city, Kilkenny and Bray.



Liosban Retail Park
Tuam Road

Tel: +353 (0)91-709350



Ireland’s largest online bookseller, with over 5,000,000 titles available and free delivery worldwide. Their stock includes pre-release books, new books, audio books, used and out of print books, plus rare and antiquarian books and maps. Customers can shop in Euros, US dollars, Australian dollars, New Zealand dollars or Sterling and pay by credit card or PayPal.



120 O’Connell Street

Tel: +353 (0)61- 414558




One of the oldest independent bookshops in Ireland, O’Mahony’s was founded in 1902 by J.P. O’Mahony, the grandfather of the current owner Frank O’Mahony. The original shop has stayed in the same location on O’Connell Street since it opened over a century ago, and there as additional branches in the University of Limerick, Ennis and Tralee.



83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT71JL

Tel: +44 (0)28 9031 9607


No Alibis is Northern Ireland’s only specialist crime bookshop.



35 Main Street
County Cork

Tel: +3 (0)28-21279



Located on the main street of Skibbereen, County Cork, the shop carries a wide selection of books, and also specializes in art materials and stationary.



25 John Roberts Square

County Waterford

Tel: +353 (0)51-873823



Located in a former cinema building, The Book Centre in Waterford City is one of four branches of a family owned business that has open since 1971. The other branches are in Wexford, Kilkenny, and Naas. In addition to a wide range of books, children’s literature, stationary and gifts, there is an in store café in each branch. For address and contact information for the other branches, along with opening hours, please visit the website listed above and click on the “help” tab.



County Galway

Tel: +353 (0)95-22020


Situated on the main street in Clifden, the capital of Connemara, the Clifden Bookshop opened its doors in December 1997. It was established to cater for a niche market of visiting tourists and a broad range of local customers. The shop carries a comprehensive range of titles in store, with particular emphasis on local Connemara history, Irish history, guide books, maps and memoirs. There is also a wide selection of Artist’s materials, cards and stationary.



96 Ranelagh Village
Dublin 6

Tel: +353 (0)1-4975413



Established in 2009 in the Dublin suburb of Ranelagh, The Company of Books offers an eclectic mix of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. The shop is open seven days a week and also runs a book club.



Cow’s Lane
Temple Bar
Dublin 1

Tel: +353 (0)1-6799206



The original Gutter Bookshop (which takes its name from an Oscar Wilde quote), opened in Temple Bar in 2009. A second location following in 2013 in the seaside village of Dalkey, County Dublin. The shop has won numerous awards including the Bookseller Industry Award for best Independent Bookseller in 2011 and 2012, along with being shortlisted for the Irish Bookshop of the Year 2012 at the Bord Gais Energy Book Awards.



40 Lower Ormond Quay
Dublin 1

Tel: + (0)1-8726576



The winding Stair is one of Ireland’s oldest surviving independent bookshops in Dublin. The shop sells both new and used books, and carries an extensive range of fiction, including Irish authors, poetry, drama, gardening, cooking, art and design, humor, fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature. There is also a small coffee bar on the premises.



21 Lavitts Quay
Cork City

Tel: +353 (0)21-4279535


Vibes and Scribes is the place to go for second hand and bargain books in Cork. The shop carries a wide range of material including cult authors, philosophy, and new age material. The shop was shortlisted for the 2011 Bord Gais Irish Bookshop of the Year Awards, and was listed as a “must visit” destination in the 2012 edition of The Lonely Planet.



Main Street
West Cork

Tel: +353 (0)28-27606

Email: use on-line form.


In addition to a wide variety of titles for adults and young readers, Whyte Books also has a coffee and cake shop.




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