Boyne Berries www.boynewriters.com
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 www.cyphers.ie
Poetry, prose, graphics and reviews. Published bi-annually in Dublin in May and November.
Editor: Eilean Ni Chuillenain and Macdara Woods
Irish Pages www.irishpages.org
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 www.poetryireland.ie
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 shamrockhaiku.webs.com
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.
Southword Literary Journal www.munsterlit.ie
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 www.thedublinreview.com
The Dublin Review is a quarterly magazine of literary essays, memoir, travel writing, criticism, fiction and reporting.
Editor: Brendan Barrington
The Moth www.themothmagazine.com
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 www.theshop-poetry-magazine.ie
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 www.stingingfly.org
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 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
Titles distributed by Syracuse University Press.
Carysfort Press Ltd
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
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.
13 Moyclare Road
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
+ 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
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.
140 Terenure Road
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.
62-63 Sitric Road
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 Ltd.
Unit 3b Oak House
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.
16 Priory Hall Office Park
Tel: + 353 1 278 4225
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.
Cliffs of Moher
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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.
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
Tel/Fax +353(0)49 8541779
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
Tel: +353 -1-4922777
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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
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.
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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 BOOKS
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.
Republic of Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1-872-3297
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.
Tel: +353 (0)91-561766
Facebook.com/Charlie 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.
Tel: +353 (0)49-4332861
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
Tel: +353 (0)1-677-5568
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.
KENNYS BOOKSHOP AND ART GALLERY
Liosban Retail Park
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
Tel: +44 (0)28 9031 9607
No Alibis is Northern Ireland’s only specialist crime bookshop.
35 Main Street
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.
THE BOOK CENTRE
25 John Roberts Square
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.
THE CLIFDEN BOOKSHOP
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.
THE COMPANY OF BOOKS
96 Ranelagh Village
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.
THE GUTTER BOOKSHOP
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.
THE WINDING STAIR
40 Lower Ormond Quay
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.
VIBES AND SCRIBES
21 Lavitts Quay
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.
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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