"Collect Ireland"

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1. The Joy of Collecting Antiques & Collectables in Ireland by Helen Coburn. Wolfhound Press (1992).
A guide to collecting furniture, paintings, silver, books, coins, and other antiques in Ireland. Reviews the history of each category, pointing out how to identify real finds and avoid mistakes. More for the amateur collector than for the professional dealer.
Hardback in good condition in good dustwrapper. 200 pages with many colour and b/w illustrations. €3
2. Antiques Road Show: A-Z of Antiques Hunting by Huon Mallalieu; Hugh Scully and David Battie. Pub.Boxtree (1996)
The presenters of television's "Antiques Roadshow" offer an encyclopaedia of information together with tips on searching for all kinds of antiques. What kinds to collect, how to identify them, where to buy them and how to value them. 1st edition. Hardback, 328 pages, colour illustrations €6.

3. The Antique Collectors Club Guide to Antique Shops of Britain 2006-2007
Detailed guide to the Antique shops of Britain including the Channel Islands, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.
Hardback, 603 pages, illustrated. First Edition.€4
4. Book Collector Magazine (2 issues)
Aug.2003 No.233 - A5 magazine, 146 pages. Special feature on collecting Thomas Hardy.
Aug.2001 No.209 - A5 magazine, 161 pages. Lewis Carroll and P.G.Wodehouse.
Both in excellent condition.€5 the pair

5. Book Collector Magazine (2 Issues)
October 2001 No.211 - A5 magazine. 162 pages. Special feature on Sir Winston Churchill.
June 2001 No.207 - A5 magazine. 162 pages. Special feature on A.A. Milne.
Both in excellent condition.€5 the pair
6. The Stamp Collectors Almanac by Michael Furnell. Pub.Bloomsbury Books (1992)
Hardcover, 144 pages, illustrated. VG Condition in good dustwrapper. An indispensable handbook for all with an interest in stamp collecting.€3

7. Shanahan's Stamp Auction 1959 Catalogues (x 2)
Dr.Paul Singer and the Shanahan Stamp Auction scandal rocked the Irish Establishment back in 1959 and cost thousands of people their life savings.
Essentially a pyramid scheme it worked a treat for some years before a mysterious robbery brought the whole edifice crashing down.
Singer was selling more than stamps, he was selling a lifestyle of riches that everybody aspires to - the sale titles on the catalogues tell you all you need to know.
The extremely rare, profusely illustrated catalogues are in excellent condition and will only increase in value. Only the outer paper covers are rippled; the contents are heavy gloss paper.€50
Want to know more - check out this RTE Scannal video which explains the fascinating story: youtu.be/zdDFb-phtxY

8. Official Catalogue for the Irish National Stamp Exhibition - December 6-9, 1972.
Published by STAMPA '72 Committee - Edited by Ian Whyte. 58 pp plus card cover, (8.5 inches high x 5.5" wide), profusely illustrated with b/w and colour photographs. In fine condition.€10
9. A Picture of Percy French by Alan Tongue. Pub.Greystone Books (1990).
An illustrated life of the Irish songwriter, entertainer, poet, and painter.
Hardcover, 99 pages, large format (13" x 9.5") worn dustwrapper - nice clean interior, with tiny sticker with previous owner's name and address.€10

11. Telephone Boxes by Gavin Stamp. Pub: Chatto & Windus (1989).
One of a series of guides on the British street which looks at ordinary familiar items, in this case, telephone boxes. A history of its development as well as advice on what to look for and where.
Softcover, 106 pages (9" x 8"), illustrated with b/w and colour photographs. In very good condition.€7

12. The Island Book of Records Vol.3. A catalogue of Vinyl Records (LPs) from long, long ago – well circa 1973 – just before the music died! Lots of interesting album covers featured and details of tracks. The sort of publication that music lovers drooled over before the coming of the internet. In fair condition but the staples are starting to rust.€4

14.1 Four British Guidebooks from the 1960s.€5 14.2 Brief Guide to North Wales, 48 pages plus cover (has suffered water damage at some stage but is a good working copy; Exmoor Country, 44 pages plus cover, illustrated; Cotswold Country, 44 pages plus cover and Chagford, 84 pages plus cover and folding map.

15. Official York Guide (1965)
A5 size, 112 pages with colour and b+w illustrations, maps etc. Nice clean copy.€4
16. Stirling & Torbay Guidebooks - 1970's tourist guides.€3

17. Dunoon and District Guide - 1960s (?) guidebook, slightly smaller than A5 size, 64pp, illustrated with b+w photographs. In pristine condition.€3 18. Ward Lock's Guide to the Isle of Man. Ninth Edition (1950).
Includes towns, mountains, glens, waterfalls, legends, romantic associations, and history: how to reach the island, routes, distances, railways, steamboats, fares, hotel and other accommodation.
Red stiff board covers with rounded corners. 144 pages + 12 of period advertising. Illustrated with b/w. photos plus three fold-out colour maps. Very good condition.€8

19. Ward Lock's Guide to the Isle of Man. Seventh Edition (1925/26).
Includes towns, mountains, glens, waterfalls, legends, romantic associations, and history: how to reach the island, routes, distances, railways, steamboats, fares, hotel and other accommodation.
Red stiff board covers with rounded corners. 160 pages + 50 of period advertising. Illustrated with b/w. photos plus three fold-out maps. Very good condition but slight damage to last two pages of advertising.€8
20. CUBA Handbook. Pub.Footprint Handbooks 5th edition (2010)
Take a trip to a tropical paradise and discover Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean. Rich in history and culture; its revolutionary tales washed down with the infamous rum, cigars and salsa, Cuba has something for everyone.
Hardback in good condition.€2

21. Walking Dublin: Twenty-Four Original Walks in and Around Dublin by Pat Liddy. Pub.New Holland Publishing (2004).
The popular areas of Grafton Street, Temple Bar, Trinity College and the Halfpenny Bridge are all included, but the walks cover much more than the city's justifiably famous areas.
Softback, 176 pages, illustrated and in excellent condition.€5
22. Dublin For Free by Mary Peplow & Debra Shipley. Pub.Harper Collins (1987).
Savour Ireland's Great Capital without paying. Paperback 176 pages. Mint condition but page browning due to age.€2

23. Exploring Maynooth. Pub.Maynooth Local History & Civic Forum (2000)
Five Self-Guide Historical Walks.
A5, ringbound, 40pp on glossy paper with laminated covers. Illustrated with maps and drawings.
Excellent condition.SOLD

25. Irish Museums & Heritage Centres by Hugh Oram. Appletree Press
This pocket-sized guide offers a detailed and practical introduction to all the main museums in Ireland, as well as the many smaller, but equally fascinating, heritage centres dotted throughout the country. Paperback, 96 pages, in good condition.€3
26. Plan of Killarney Town. Pub.Phoenix Maps (OSI) in 1989.
1895 town plan of Killarney reprint and no longer available.
Large scale 23 inches to the mile. Ideal for framing. Also very useful to researchers.SOLD

27. Bartholomew's Quarter Inch Maps of Ireland
1950's Bartholomew's Quarter Inch Maps of Ireland - Sheet 1 - Antrim and Donegal; Sheet 2 - Dublin and Roscommon; Sheet 3 - Wexford and Tipperary; Sheet 5 - Galway & Mayo.
In good condition and appear little used. NOT canvas backed so a small amount of splitting on a few folds.SOLD

28. The New Shell Guide to England (1981) - Edited by John Hadfield.
An excellent guide to England. Essays by recognized authorities on the 11 regions into which the country is divided. Over 2300 gazetteer entries.
Clean, good binding. 864 pages. Illustrated with 32 colour plates and over 200 black and white photos.€4

29. The Irish Sketch Book and Notes of A Journey From Cornhill To Grand Cairo by William M Thackeray. Pub.by Smith, Elder & Co. (1869)
Long before Tripadvisor and the Lonely Planet there was William Thackerary and his no-holds-barred travelogues - first published in 1843.Hardcover, 514 pages, full leather, olive with gilt spine. Good condition but with some foxing to front and rear endpapers.€25
30. Between the Mountains and the Sea by Peter Pearson. Pub.The O'Brien Press (1999 edition)
Hardback, in good dustwrapper. 381 pages, illustrated with over 700 photographs, old prints, maps, etchings. Title page has a neat gift dedication - NOT by the author.€8

31. The Martello Towers of Ireland by Victor J Enoch. Published by the author and printed by Jarrold's, Norwich.
A short survey of the thirty-nine Martello Towers still standing in Ireland.
Pocket size, 32 pages plus card cover illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. An ex.library book with stamp and label damage inside front cover. Scarce.€8
32. The Gate Lodges of Leinster: A Gazetteer by J.A.K.Dean. Pub.Wordwell (2016).
Soft cover - as New. Large format (11" x 8"). First Edition, 457 pages. Includes 4,285 gate lodges in the twelve counties of Leinster, with illustrations of more than 1,500, plus some previously unpublished architects' original drawings'. SCARCESOLD

33. Irish Houses by M J McDermott.
Covers houses from the earliest period of inhabitation in Ireland to the mid-1970's. Many well reproduced colour-wash illustrations.
Soft cover. Good read condition. Terry Myler (illustrator). No.60 in the Folens Irish Environmental Library Series.SOLD
34. Lightships off the Essex Coast and the story of LV18 by David Cleveland. (2012)
A brief look at the history of lightships off the Essex and Suffolk coast, and the story of LV18, the restored light vessel moored at Ha’penny Pier, Harwich, and now open for visitors.
Stapled booklet, 48 pages, with many illustrations (38 b/w, 6 colour) - New condition.€6

35. Lighthouses, Lightships and Buoys by E G Jerrome. Pub.Blackwell Publishers (1966)
Blackwell's Learning Library No. 31. 62 pages. Children's factual book. 4 colour illustrations, line drawings in b/w.
Hardcover. Good condition but minus dust jacket. Inside clean and bright, binding firm.€4
36. Blackrock College 1860 – 1995 by Fr.Séan Farragher and Annraoi Wyer. Pub.Paraclete Press (1995).
A pictorial history of Blackrock College containing over thirteen hundred photographs and extracts from the College archives and illustrating the life and development of the College through the years. Signed copy. Hardback, 554 pages. Slight crease to front of dustwrapper - see picture. Otherwise in good, clean condition.€10

37. The Origin of Tongues by Nick Thom.
By the application of logic (and a little simple maths) Nick Thom demonstrates that the history of today's languages can be traced back in time and space over many thousands of years, throwing light on issues such as the root of Basque speech, the origins of Chinese culture, even the peopling of the Americas.
Large format paperback, 292 pages and in mint, unread condition.SOLD
38. Starting And Running A Bookshop by Malcolm Breckman. Malcolm Stewart Books(1988)
The Booksellers Association’s Guide to Starting and Running a Bookshop – an introduction to bookselling practice and organisation.
256 pages. Hardcover. Good condition.€4

39. G.97. The Wrights of Finnard by Norman P. McClelland (2004)
The genealogical re-tracing of an Irish-Scottish family from the mid-19th century to the publication date. Includes a fold-out plate, with genealogical chart and maps.
Hardcover, 414 pages with good dustwrapper. Illustrated with numerous photographs.€10

41. Memoirs of a Royal Detective by Herbert T Fitch. Pub.Hurst & Blackett (1936)
2nd edition. Hardback, 286 pages with 22 illustrations; faded purple boards, edgewear, corner knocks, and worn dustwrapper but within a nice clean interior.
An externally rather shabby looking copy of a rare work.€5

44. Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins & Dominique Lapierre (1975)
The book details events during the last year of the British Raj, from 1947 to 1948, beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten of Burma as the last Viceroy of British India, and ending with the death and funeral of Mahatma Gandhi.
Hardback, 500 pages, illustrated. Generally very good condition with slight chipping to rear of dustwrapper.€4

45. G.96. Stalker by John Stalker. Pub.Harrap (1988)
John Stalker was the former deputy Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester police force who, in 1984, was sent to Northern Ireland by the British government to investigate the killing of six unarmed Catholic men by officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. The killings, unrelated incidents that occurred in 1982, provoked questioning and controversy, the prime allegation being that RUC had a "shoot to kill" policy in the ambushes of suspected members of the IRA.
Hardcover, 288 pages in a good dustwrapper. VG condition throughout.€5
46. The Green Marine: An Irishman's War in Iraq by Graham Dale. Pub.Hachette Books (2012)
Dubliner Graham Dale, an IT specialist living in Texas, was working as a volunteer with a fire department when he heard that an airplane had hit the World Trade Centre in New York. As the tragic events unfolded before his eyes, he suddenly realised that he could no longer remain a spectator in the face of this appalling atrocity. There and then he made a decision that was to affect the rest of his life; he drove to the nearest Military Recruitment Centre and enlisted in the US Marines.SOLD

47. The Outline of History: Being A Plain History of Life and Mankind. Vol.2.
Ideal as a door stop or for clouting unwanted visitors to your house. Failing that you could make a good number of 'twists' out of it for lighting the fire.
Hardback. Good condition.€5
48. Secret Lotto Lives: Ireland's Lotto Millionaires by P J Gibbons. Pub.Mentor Books (1997)
Paperback, 192 pages, in very good condition.€3

49. A Neutron Walks into a Bar by Science 140. Pub.Hachette Books (2012)
Can crows recognize human faces? What key does the average housefly hum in? This quirky collection of facts, definitions, explanations, biographies, and jokes is guaranteed to quench a thirst for knowledge, discovery, and humour that's out of the ordinary. Hardback, 240 pages - in good condition.€3
50. You Can Run but you Can't Hide: Sporting Sayings & Their Meanings
When the ball is in your court and you're pulling no punches, it's time to play your hand and carry all before you as you go on to win at a canter. Should you, however, overshoot the mark or feel tempted to throw in the towel when you're on the ropes, you'll be saved from coming to blows by this entertaining and informative A-Z of the origins and history of hundreds of sporting and gaming terms that are now part of our common language.
Hardback, 192 pages, in mint condition.€3

51. Kilroy is Here by Micheal O'Nuallain. (2009)
Large format (20 x 26cm) soft cover, 122 pages, illustrated with colour and black and white cartoons. Mint condition.€5

53. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss.
The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. Former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation.
Hardback, 1st edition, 209 pages, mint condition in a perfect dustwrapper. Plus the BBC audiobook of the same name – also in mint condition.€5
54. Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss. Pub.Profile Books (2006)
Talk to the hand ’cause the face ain’t listening,” the saying goes. When did the world get to be so rude? When did society become so inconsiderate? It’s a topic that has been simmering for years, and Lynne Truss says that it has now reached boiling point. Paperback in unread condition - small dedication on flyleaf.€3

55. A House for the Future by T R McLaughlin. TV Times Family Books, London (1977)
Based on the Granada TV series A House For The Future, this book examines the ways in which a house can be made more self-sufficient in terms of heat and power.
Soft Cover, 88 pages, illustrated, good used condition.€5
56. Organic & Green Guide to Ireland (2005/2006)
244 pages, card covers. Mint condition.€2

57. Radio Times 2018 Guide to Films
In-depth reviews for over 24,000 films. Movies from the dawn of cinema to the latest TV, DVD and Video On Demand releases, blockbuster productions and smaller-scale indies in the making.
Softcover, 1,216 pages, large format (12 inches x 9.5 inches).€6
58. The Prisoner: by Alain Carraze and Helene Oswald. Pub.Virgin, London (1995)
Of all the ground-breaking television programmes made in the 1960s, some are fondly remembered, a few received critical acclaim and one or two created scandal. "The Prisoner", probably the only programme to incite all three reactions. This book provides a complete history of the series, with an analysis of all 17 episodes and interviews with key personnel. .
AS NEW! Soft Cover, 241 pages. Large format and profusely illustrated.€6

59. Glenroe: The Book by Michael Judge. Pub.RTE (1990)
Stories from the RTE Series created by Wesley Burrowes.
Paperback in well read condition. SCARCE,€7

61. Ivan Yates: Full On. Pub.Hachette Books (2014)
Memoir by the former Newstalk presenter, FG TD and Minister for agriculture.
In new, unread condition, 368 pages with a good dustwrapper.€5
62. Memoir by John McGahern. Pub.Faber & Faber (2005)
An autobiographical account of the childhood of Irish writer John McGahern. It was published in 2005, and the writer died in 2006. It recalls, amongst other things, his formative years in County Leitrim, the death of his beloved mother, Susan, and his relationship with his dark and enigmatic father.
Hardcover, as new, in good dustwrapper.SOLD

63. William Trevor: The Writer and His Work by Dolores Mackenna. Pub.New Island Books (1999).
This study sheds light on the elusive character of Wiliam Trevor. It examines how his early years and background shaped his novels. It also evaluates the literary influences on his work and analyses his technical skills and creative evolution. Paperback in excellent condition. 300 pages.€6

65. Whitman Folder for Halfcrown Coins
Great Britain 1911-1947
Good condition with no markings.€4
66. Running your Own Shop by Ron Cox. 2nd edition. Kogan Page (1989)
Softback, 121 pages in good used condition.€2

67. Paper Yachts by Nic Compton (2009)
Streamlined designs and waterproof templates to make and sail models of real racing yachts, providing an introduction to four of the most famous ocean races, along with instructions and rules for recreating them in miniature. Step-by-step instructions for creating four classes of origami racing yacht, along with 16 waterproof templates in stunning livery to enable you to create miniatures of four real racing teams.
80 page hardback in as new condition.€4
68. 10 Years On: The Ring Dong Road. Mo sceal Fein by Paddy Egan. Privately Published (1998).
The story of the creation of the farcical Corlea Trackway Centre in County Longford. A must read for all those interested in the ways that the Irish State squanders tax payers money.
In as new condition.
A4 size, 32 page plus light card cover. In as new condition.€7

69. Lilliput Magazines (x2). Pub.Hulton Publications.
March 1948. Vol.22 No.3 Issue No.129.
Ronald Searle illustration, Richard Lane story, Georges Simenon story, and other pieces. 104 pages.
April 1948. Vol.22 No.4 Issue No.130.
Marie Louencin colour illustrations, Tom Driberg article, Patrick Campbell story, and other pieces. 104 pages.€5

70. Sharon Osbourne: Extreme. Springboard Press (2006)
The sensational autobiography of Sharon Osbourne - the First Lady of Rock - an icon for our times with an amazing story to tell - from an often shocking childhood, through a rollercoaster marriage, and still hitting the headlines today.
Hardback, 384 pages, illustrated - as new.€3

71. Memory Hold the Door by John Buchan. Pub.Hodder & Stoughton. 1941 edition.
Autobiography by John Buchan (1875-1940) who was a Scottish novelist and historian, and Governor General of Canada from 1935 until his death in 1940. Best known for his novel "The 39 Steps".
Ex.Wesley College Library - just the one neat stamp at the front.
Hardback, no dustwrapper but in good clean condition throughout.€6
72. A History of the Irish Post Office by Mairead Reynolds. Pub.MacDonnell Whyte (1983)
Ireland Postal services to 1922. Softback, 91 pages, illustrated. Scarce. Excellent condition.SOLD

73. Dublin Castle & The 1916 Rising by Leon Ó Broin. Pub.Sidgwick & Jackson (1966)
The story of the Rising, of the events that led up to it, and of its consequences, as seen from inside Dublin Castle, the centre and symbol of British domination over Ireland for seven centuries.
Hardback in dustwrapper. 192 pages. Spotting to page edges - reflected in the price - but a clean reading copy.€6
74. The Dublin and Monaghan Bombings by Joe Tiernan. (2004) Self-published,
On the 17th May 1974 a series of co-ordinated bombings in counties Dublin and Monaghan killed 33 civilians and injured almost 300. The bombings were the deadliest attack of the conflict known as the Troubles and to this day nobody has been brought to trial for the attacks.
Soft cover, 284 pages, illustrated. In good clean condition.€6

78. Thorough Guide Series Ireland (Part 1) Northern Counties including Dublin and Neighbourhood by M J B Baddeley. Pub.Dulau & Co. (1897)
220 pages, plus 56 pages of advertisements. 20 superb fold-out colour maps. In good condition.€15

79. States of Ireland by Conor Cruise O'Brien. Pub.Hutchinson (1972)
A masterly and highly individual study of the whole complex situation in Ireland over the centuries. It's part history, part autobiography, and part political analysis.
Hardback, nice clean condition in worn dustwrapper.€3
80. The Radio Times - June 26th 1969 - Special edition for the Investiture of the Prince of Wales. 8 pages dedicated to the event in full colour plus copious other material, In excellent condition - a page with a recipe has been neatly removed but not from the Royal section. A RARE PIECE OF EPHEMERA!€10

81. Come Here To Me! Dublin's other History by Donal Fallon. Pub.New Island (2012)
A history book that looks at things from a different angle! Everything from punk music and stand-up comedy venues to pirate radio stations and drug use in Dublin city. It talks about fire-fighters, newspaper boys, street gangs, gay bars and footballers, as well as our changing attitudes to feminism and sex.
Hardback, 304 pages, illustrated, in very good condition.€5
82. Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies: The Journal of the Irish Georgian Society - Vol.XI.(2008)
272 pages, on high quality paper with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. Stiff glossy card cover. In as new condition.€5

83. Adams Irish Fine Art Auction Catalogues (x 4)
In as new condition.
Heavy (i.e. €9 to post by Track and Trace). Priced to sell.€5

84. Selection of Seven Book Auction Catalogues. All in mint condition.
Six from Fonsie Mealy's and one from Whyte's (The James Fenning Sale - October 2012).
Heavy (i.e. €9 to post by Track and Trace). Priced to sell.SOLD
85. Brian O'Driscoll: A Year in the Centre (2005)
What a season. Leinster were looking for Heineken Cup glory, Ireland were chasing their first Grand Slam in fifty-seven years, and the Lions went to New Zealand seeking only their second ever series win over the All Blacks. One man was at the heart of everything: Brian O'Driscoll. The Ireland and Lions captain kept a diary charting the toughest and most exhilarating year of his career.
Hardcover, in excellent condition. €5

86. Brian O'Driscoll: The Test. My Autobiography,
A thoroughly enjoyable read ... After reading The Test I warmed even more to O'Driscoll as a player and a man. He stood for a new ethos in Irish sport that refused to accept mediocrity or glorious failure -- Fergal Keane ― Irish Times. O'Driscoll's honesty ... takes the reader to a place they simply have not been before -- Vincent Hogan ― Irish Independent.
Hardback, 448 pages, in very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. €5
87. Ordinary Joe by Joe Schmidt. Pub.Penguin Ireland (2019)
In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team. After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018....
Almost new hardback in a good dustwrapper. €5

88. Munster: Our Road to Glory by Alan English. Pub.Penguin Ireland (2006)
It's been a long and at times heart breaking journey for Munster in pursuit of European rugby glory, but when Foley lifted the trophy in May 2006, there are few who would say that the heart break wasn't worth it in the end. Hardback in good condition, 288 pages, in a good dustwrapper. €5

91. The Battle by Paul O'Connell. Pub.Penguin Ireland (2017)
Paul O'Connell's name is synonymous with passion, heart and determination. But he was also the thinking man's rugby player, a legendary student of the game. Playing for fifteen years at the highest level, and captaining Munster, Ireland and the Lions, he maintained a remarkably high standard of performance and leadership. Now, in his frank and vivid autobiography, O'Connell tells the unlikely story of how a kid who quit rugby in his teens became a talisman for club and country...
Almost new hardback in an excellent dustwrapper. €5

93. Eddie O'Sullivan: Never Die Wondering: The Autobiography. Pub.Random House (2009)
Here, for the first time, the longest-serving national coach in Irish rugby history, Eddie O'Sullivan, talks of the spectacular unravelling of confidence within probably the best Irish team in history and the vitriol it decanted. He talks candidly of the bizarre rumor mill that followed the Irish team through the World Cup tournament and takes us behind the scenes of a story that tossed an entire nation into mourning. Hardback, in good condition in a good dustwrapper. €5

94. Up and Under: A Rugby Diary by Frank Keating. Pub.Hodder & Stoughton (1983)
An account of international rugby in the 1982/3 season. Somewhat guarded comments on the controversy of rugby links with South Africa at the time. Also historical background and comments on Argentine rugby.
Hardback, in good condition apart from a small Christmas dedication inside the front cover. €5
95. The Six Nations Rugby Miscellany by John White. Pub.Carlton Books (2009)
With a foreword by Willie John McBride, MBE. Small format, hardback, 160 pages. As new. €5

96. Up and Down Under: The British Lions in Australia 2001 by Jeff Connor. Pub.Canongate Books (2001)
An inside account of the British and Irish Lions Tour of Australia. Foreword by Finlay Calder OBE.
Hardback, in good condition. €5
97. The Rugby Companion by Paul Morgan and Adam Hathaway. Pub.Igloo Books (2004)
Rugby's A to Z, the rugby Companion, nice compact book on the game of rugby, its superstars, world cup, sevens, famous teams.
Hardcover, in good dustwrapper. As new. €5

98. Rugby Roar by Gerard Siggins
School is out for summer and Eoin is heading off on the rugby trip of a lifetime, Down Under, to play for the Lions Cubs against the Baby Blacks.
But why is his place on the team under threat? And why has the ghost of Dave Gallaher turned up in New Zealand?
A whirlwind rugby adventure thousands of miles from home.
Children's fiction. Slim paperback in good condition. €2
99. Ron Reynolds: The Life of a 1950's Footballer (2003)
Hardback, 194 pages, profusely illustrated.
Unread and in mint condition. €5

100. The Laws of Cricket Know the Game (1981 edition)
It can be said of most outdoor games that comparatively few of those who play or watch have a really sound knowledge of the Laws that govern them: indeed many players and spectators who are critical of the decisions of umpires and referees might themselves fail dismally to pass an examination in the Laws governing the conduct of game in questions.
48 pages. Sun tanned cover but nice clean interior. €2

102. Findlaters: The Story of a Dublin Merchant Family by Alex Findlater (2001)
An absorbing mixture of family, social and business history.
Hardback, 592 pages, profusely illustrated, in almost mint condition in a very good dustwrapper. €10

103. Dun Laoghaire - Kingstown by Peter Pearson. Pub.O'Brien Press (1981)
1st edition, hardback,176 pages with b/w photos. Urban heritage Series 2.The story of the town and its growth.
Slightly wear to dustwrapper but otherwise in excellent condition. €10

105. Irish Stamps by Albert Folens. No.11. Irish Environmental Library Series. Pub.Folens
Soft cover, 32 pages illustrated with colour photographs. In almost mint condition save for a small 'dry' mark on front cover from an old price label. €10
106. More Questions Than Answers: Reflections on a Life in the RUC by Kevin Sheehy. Pub.Gill & Macmillan (2008)
Kevin Sheehy, the former head of the Northern Ireland Drugs Squad, and one of Northern Ireland's top policeman from a catholic nationalist background, reviews 30 years of service in the RUC from 1970 to 2001. Hardcover, 256 pages in very good condition. €7

107. The Book of Kelly's by Bill & Vonnie Kelly with Ronan Foster. Pub.Zeus Publishing (1995).
One of the oldest hotels in Ireland, and the longest in family ownership, is today a Wexford institution and one of the best loved hotels in the country. The book offers a fascinating insight into how four generations of Kellys have created and maintained the business over one hundred years, the history, the famous names, a look behind the scenes. Plus your favourite Kelly's recipes and a host of details and curious facts. 88 pages. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. €6
108. Three small County Kerry Guide booklets.
Blennerville Windmill (20 pages + card cover with slight damage to top right front cover); Crag Cave (20 pages + card cover) and The Skelligs by Tim O'Shea (36 pages incl.cover).
All in nice clean condition, with colour and b/w illustrations. €5

109. From Borroloola to Mangerton Mountain by Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh. Pub.Penguin Books (2006)
Travels and Stories from Ireland's Most Beloved Broadcaster. Best known as the voice of the GAA, his interests and enthusiasms - sporting and non-sporting - go far beyond the fields of Gaelic games.
Hardback in mint condition, 279 pages, illustrated. €8

110. Aerofilms Book of Ireland from the Air by Benedict Kiely. Pub. Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1985)
Large format hardback (10" x 10.5"), 160 pages, illustrated with high quality colour photographs. Dustwrapper is worn. SOLD

111. Looming Lights by George Goldsmith Carter. Pub.Readers Union (1947)
A study of light-ships, by a mariner and ex-member of the light-ship service.
Nice clean hardback in a disintergrating dustwrapper. A good reading copy. €4
112. The Making of Brooklyn in Enniscorthy by Cathy Keane (2015)
Large format, soft cover photobook in new, unread condition. €10

113. The Magill book of Irish politics: Election, February 87 edited by Brian Trench with Gerald Barry, Vincent Bowne, Fintan O'Toole and Sean Whelan. Pub.Magill Publications (1987)
Large format, hardback, 192 pages, illustrated. In very good condition with tiny amount of corner damage to top right of front cover. €15
114. The Heart of Dublin: Resurgence of an Historic City by Peter Pearson. Pub.O'Brien Press (2000)
Charting the history of Ireland's capital city, street by street, area by area-from its origins and growth as a medieval walled city and metamorphosis in the 18th century into an elegant Georgian capital, to its recent resurgence and new-found prosperity.
Hardback in good condition in a good dustwrapper, 480 pages with more than 900 illustrations. sold

115. Rule 42 and All That by Sean Kelly. Pub.Gill & MacMillan (2007)
Hardback in good dustwrapper. This book traces the life of Seán Kelly from his home place in Kilcummin, Co. Kerry, where he grew up in the 1950s, to his three-year term as President of the GAA, culminating in the passing of a motion on Rule 42 which paved the way for soccer and rugby to be played in Croke Park. €7
116. Shane Richie: Rags to Richie The Story So Far by Sue Crawford. Pub.Contender Books (2003)
The son of a dustman, Shane Richie has come a long way from the rough streets of London's Harlesden. As Eastenders' loveable rogue Alfie Moon he is now the darling of every soap fan. In this candid autobiography Shane reveals the highs and lows of his life. Hardback in good condition in a good dustwrapper. €5

117. The Generation Game by David McWilliams. Pub.Gill & MacMillan (2007)
After ten years of a boom and on the eve of a downturn, Irish society has been turned on its head by a Generation War. The clear winners have been the middle-aged Jagger Generation, enormously enriched by the property boom, while the younger generation - the cash-stripped Jugglers - will be badly exposed as the credit wave recedes. Hardback in very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. €5
118. Championship 1998: The Complete Record: Football and Hurling by Brian Carthy.Pub.Sliabh Ban Productions.
Paperback, Illustrated. First edition. 212 pages.
Mint, as new condition. SOLD

119. The Modern Prince: Charles J.Haughey and the Quest for Power by Justin O'Brien. Merlin Publishing (2003)
From vilified government minister to leader of the Republic of Ireland, Charles J. Haughey's controversial rise to power offers insight into modern Irish history, party politics, and the notorious arms trial. This biography describes the Machiavellian posture of Haughey's politics and examines his life through the eyes of his colleagues and opponents, including his personal aides and other prominent Irish leaders. Hardback in good dustwrapper. SOLD
120. The Ireland Rugby Miscellany by Ciaran Cronin. Pub.Vision Sports (2007)
From the historic sporting union of north and south that is the Irish Rugby Union to Brian O'Driscoll, Croke Park and the World Cup, this book celebrates the rich history of Irish rugby union. It contains stats, lists, anecdotes and quotes, including the result of every Irish rugby international ever played.
Hardback in good dustwrapper and in excellent condition.€3

121. Joe Duffy: My Autobiography. Pub.Transworld Ireland (2011)
Joe Duffy is a household name in Ireland. As the presenter of RTÉ Radio One's Liveline programme, he takes the pulse of the Irish nation every day, often delving into highly controversial topics. Whenever somebody wants to get something off their chest, the advice is often: "Talk to Joe".
Hardback in excellent condition in a good dustwrapper. 400 pages.€3

123. Chris Ryan's Ultimate Survival Guide by Chris Ryan. Pub.Century (2003)
Whoever you are, wherever you go in the world, danger is never far away. This Guide takes us through three extreme terrains - desert, rainforest and arctic tundra, with a special section on urban survival, and shows us how to survive in such hostile environments. It covers not only the psychology of survival; how to think clearly when you are exhausted and malnourished, how to keep going and develop mental toughness by setting goals and addressing the main threats to life - dehydration, starvation, hypothermia and panic - packed with hints and tips from Ryan's own first-hand SAS experiences. Hardback in good condition save for a slight mark/scratch to back cover€5

124. Bloody Sunday: Lord Widgery's Report 1972 (Uncovered Editions) Pub.Tim Coates Books (2001)
On Sunday 30 January 1972, a protest march organized by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association took place in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in the area of the Bogside and Creggan Estate. During the afternoon of that march, 13 civilians were killed by British soldiers, and another 13 were injured.
Paperback in very good condition.€3
125. Souvenir Book Of King Edward VIII: Told In Pictures. Pub.Sankey, Hudson & Co. (1936)
Including His Abdication Message and Broadcast Speech. Numerous b&w photographs reproduced from authentic photographs of incidents in the life of H.M. the King. Includes his Farewell Message (broadcast from Windsor Castle on 11 December 1936). 65 pages, profusely illustrated with b/w photographs.
Some wear to covers and spine, mainly edges and corners, staples rusty but internally in generally good condition - some slightly dog eared pages. Scarce.€3
126. The Team that Jack Built by Paul Rowan. Pub.Mainstream Publishing (1994)
The story of how the Irish national football team was transformed from also-rans to being the most successful team in the British Isles.
1st edition, hardback, 192 pages, illustrated, with good dustwrapper and in overall excellent condition.€5
127. Wounded Pride: The Official Book of the Lions Tour to Australia 2001
The British Lions's tour of Australia is the biggest rugby event of the year. This tour book gives an account of the build-up to the competition, detailed analysis of all the matches and reflections by some of the biggest names in the rugby world.
Hardcover in excellent condition.€5

128. Mary O'Rourke: Just Mary - A Memoir. Pub.Gill & Macmillan (2012)
She writes of personal and political events; of her family background and her early involvement in politics: of the many senior political figures to whom she was close, especially Charles Haughey and Bertie Ahern; of her two beloved Brians, her brother and nephew, both of whom died before their time; of her successes and disappointments.
Hardback in good condition in a good dustwrapper.€5
129. Miller's Collectables Price Guide. Pub.Mitchell Beazley (2006)
Although prices may have changed this is still an indespensable guide for identifying your treasures.
Hardback in mint condition in a very good dustwrapper, 464 pages with 100's of colour illustrations.€5

130. Irish Cottages by Walter Pfeiffer & Maura Shaffrey. Pub.Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1990)
A celebration of cottages in Ireland, capturing their elemental and poignant beauty.
Profusely illustrated with quality colour photographs.
Hardback in near new condition in a good dustwrapper. Oblong shaped binding, 160 pages.SOLD
131. Lions of Ireland by David Walmsley. Pub.Mainstream Publishing (2000)
Look for a Lions legend and the chances are you will find an Irishman. Throughout the touring team's history, the heroes of Irish rugby have been at the heart of the Lions' finest hours - on and off the pitch. 1st edition, hardback, 207 pages, illustrated, with good dustwrapper and in overall excellent condition.€5

132. Eleven Houses by Christopher Fitz-Simon. Pub.Penguin (2008)
Christopher Fitz-Simon was born into an extraordinary Irish family, with Daniel 'The Liberator' O’Connell on one side and Ulster Protestants on the other, and his childhood coincided with the Second World War – or, as it was known in the southern Irish state, the Emergency. Eleven Houses is a crystalline memoir of his family's odd progress through those odd years, an account by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. Hardback, 304 pages, in good condition.SOLD
133. Time Added On: George Hook - The Autobiography. Pub.Penguin (2005)
A cracking and brutally honest book by this controversial rugby pundit - his life warts and all.
Hardback, in good dustwrapper. 256 pages.€5

134. Jimmy Magee: Different Class - My Favourite Sporting Memories. Pub.Gill Books (2013)
The Memory Man – a sobriquet earned for his uncanny ability to recall virtually any sporting trivia – not only gives us his entertaining and forensic insight into which sporting moments he believes can be justifiably described as in a Different Class, but sports fans will also be thrilled to finally discover who Jimmy Magee really thinks is the best of the best – or the most over-rated for that matter – in soccer, GAA, rugby, boxing, golf, athletics and many other sports.
Hardback, in good dustwrapper. 276 pages.€5
135. Bertie Ahern: The Autobiography. Pub.Hutchinson (2009)
Bertie Ahern, three times Irish Taoiseach, is often described as an enigma. The man who claimed that he didn't have a bank account when Minister for Finance and the man who presided over the financial crash of 2008 and as Charlie Haughey said "the most devious if them all".Here's the official autobiography of this 'enigma' - if you have the stomach for it.
Hardback in good condition. 368 pages.€5

136. The Dublin Pub Spotter's Guide by Mac Moloney. Pub.A.& A.Farmar (2012)
Over the past ten years the author has visited over 900 pubs in Dublin city and county, and taken photographs of each one.
This book is the fruit of his endeavours — a unique guide to the enormous and characterful range of pubs in Dublin.
Softcover, 304 pages, new old stock in mint condition.€10
137. Walking with Ghosts: A Memoir by Gabriel Byrne. Pub.Picador (2020)
A stunningly evocative memoir by Irish actor and Hollywood star Gabriel Byrne.
As a young boy growing up in the outskirts of Dublin, Gabriel Byrne sought refuge in a world of imagination among the fields and hills near his home, at the edge of a rapidly encroaching city. Born to working-class parents and the eldest of six children, he harboured a childhood desire to become a priest. When he was 11 years old, Byrne found himself crossing the Irish Sea to join a seminary in England..... Hardback, 224 pages, in very good conditionSOLD

138. Haughey by Gary Murphy, Pub.Gill Books (2021)
‘Offers much new detail – and not a few surprises – about the personality and career of a political titan who is still, in equal measure, revered and reviled in 21st century Ireland.’ Conor Brady. With exclusive access to the Haughey archives, Gary Murphy presents a reassessment of Charles Haughey’s life and legacy.
Hardback, 608 pages - in immaculate condition.€5
139. The Ref's Call: Memoir of a Rugby Referee by Owen Doyle. Pub.Hachette Ireland (2022)
Owen Doyle is an Irish Times columnist and former Irish rugby Test match referee. Here in his frank, revealing and often humorous memoir, he gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the high-pressure world of international rugby. From the processes involved in becoming a referee, to officiating in the Five Nations, internationals and a World Cup, Doyle takes us through the most memorable matches of his career. Covering over forty years of rugby, and written in his own inimitable style.
Large format softcover, 320 pages, ill.with colour and b/w photographs. In as new condition.€5

140. Miller's Collectables Price Guide (2008)
20th anniversary of this trusted Guide. New larger format. The Only Collectables Guide on the market to base all valuations on actual prices paid, giving the most accurate reflection of the current market Much more detailed - now includes 1500 more pictures.
Hardback, 464 pages in excellent condition.€5
141. Henry Shefflin: Autobiography. Pub.Penguin. In an era when Kilkenny established itself as the dominant force in hurling, one man stood out from a remarkable group of players: Henry Shefflin. Now widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, Shefflin has more All-Stars, Hurler of the Year awards and All-Ireland medals than any other hurler. But beneath the surface image of calm efficiency and effortless genius, his hurling life has included its share of bitter disappointments, agonizing injuries and intense rivalries. Now, in what will be an essential read, Shefflin tells his own story. Paperback in as new condition.€5

142. Helen Dillon: On Gardening. Pub.Town House (2008)
Large format softcover, 280 pages. Based on the author's articles which appeared in the Sunday Tribune between 1992 and 1994.
In very good condition.€4
143. A brief history of The Third Reich: The Rise and Fall of the Nazis by Martin Whittock. Pub.Robinson (2011)
Soft cover, 356 pages and in almost unread condition.SOLD

144. Arnhem: Ten Days in the Cauldron - The account of the fateful bridge too far by Iain Ballantyne. Pub.Canelo (2019)
Soft cover, 312 pages, MINT, unread condition.SOLD
145. D-DAY Minute by Minute by Jonathan Mayo. Pub.Octopus (2014)
One historic day, hundreds of unforgettable stories.
Soft cover, 304 pages, MINT, unread condition.€5

146. Tony 10: The astonishing story of the postman who gambled €10 million and lost it all by Declan Lynch and Tony O'Reilly. Pub.Gill Books (2019).
Tony 10 was the online betting username of Tony O’Reilly, the postman who became front-page news in 2011 after he stole €1.75 million from An Post while he was a branch manager in Gorey, Co. Wexford. He used the money to fund a gambling addiction that began with a bet of €1 and eventually rose to €10 million, leading to the loss of his job, his family, his home – and winning him a prison sentence. This is his story.
Large format paperback in excellent condition.€5
147. A souvenir booklet from the 1798 - 1948 Military Tattoo held to commemorate the Battle of New Ross. Written by Patrick Donovan.
32 pages plus cover. Signed by the author. In generally very good condition and a rare survivor. Pages are clean - and white - the pink hue is caused by the camera.
Contains a detailed description of the pivotal battle at New Ross which broke the rebel insurgency in the south of County Wexford.SOLD

148. Geographical Society of Ireland - Irish Geography Journal Vol.38 (1) 2005.
110 pages plus card cover, illustrated with photographs, charts drawings etc.
In very good condition.€4

149. Black Cat in the Window by Liam Ó Murchú. Pub.Collins Press (1999)
Liam O Murchu's uproarious and poignant memoir of a childhood in Cork City's tenements is alive with the yowling of cats, the scurrying of rats, ex-soldiers, money-lenders, fruit-sellers, and women overwhelmed by children, drink and galloping consumption.
Excellent condition.SOLD
150. Voices from the Back of the Bus: Tall Tales and Hoary Stories from Rugby's Real Heroes by Stewart McKinney. (2010)
For any rugby fan this book should not be missed! Although quite a lot of the content is provided by Irish ex-players it also has an International flavour. As it is written in short/medium length contributions it is easy to read in 'small bites' and is full of incidents of rugby humour and camaraderie.
Hardback, 256 pages, illustrated, in good condition in a good dustwrapper.€4

151. Ireland in Old Photographs: Mount Merrion by Joe Curtis.Pub.History Press (2012)
Mount Merrion lies on the South Side of Dublin, "between the mountains and the sea." In 1711, the Fitzwilliam family walled the area to serve as their private country estate, and the 300th anniversary of this has sparked a new and enthusiastic interest in the history of the area. The early days of rustic open fields and tree-lined lanes are still in evidence, and this book by local historian and long-time Mount Merrion resident Joe Curtis continues that celebration.
Softcover, 128 pages plus glossy card cover, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very good condition.€7
152. Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century by Theo Snoddy (Second Edition). Merlin Publishing (2002)
A comprehensive, reference work containing entries for some 500 artists including Paul Henry, Evie Hone, Mainie Jellett, Sir John Lavery, Sir William Orpen and Jack B. Yeats.
Hardcover in a very good dustwrapper, 768 pages - new old stock. €15

153. Spare: Prince Harry. Pub.Bantam (2023)
It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother's coffin as the world watched in sorrow and horror. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, millions wondered what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling-and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last.
Hardcover, 416 pages, illustrated. In immaculate condition save for slight edgewear to top of dustwrapper.€5
154. Remembering Ahanagran: Storytelling in a Family's Past by Richard White. Pub.Hill & Wang (1998)
First Edition, hardback in very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Sara Walsh was born in a land of storytellers in 1919, in Ahanagran in the west of Ireland. These are Sara's memories, as recaptured in this unusual book by her son, Richard White, professor of history at the University of Washington, in Seattle. White succeeds brilliantly, in collaboration with his mother, in forcing history, as it is traditionally written, into conversation with personal recollections.€5

155. The Imperial War Museum Book of The First World War by Malcolm Brown. Pub.Macmillan (2004)
Hardback in a good dustwrapper, 288 pages, b/w and colour illustrations, maps.SOLD
156. Herod: Reflections on Political Violence by Conor Cruise O'Brien. Pub.Hutchinson & Co. (1978)
‘This collection of essays and three plays is confined to a theme which preoccupied the author over the years. It is, arguably, the single most important theme confronting the world today – the use of violence for political ends.’ 1st edition, 236 pages, hardback in a good dustwrapper.€4

157. The Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries by Clare Mulley. Pub.Macmillan (2017)
Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous and strikingly attractive women who fought convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight in 1930s Germany. With the war, both became pioneering test pilots and both were awarded the Iron Cross for service to the Third Reich. But they could not have been more different and neither woman had a good word to say for the other.
Large Hardback , MINT condition in a perfect dust jacket. 470 pages.€7
158. The Irish Diaries: (1994-2003) by Alastair Campbell. Pub.The Lilliput Press (2013)
This newly edited one-volume edition focuses on one of the Blair government’s biggest successes, the Northern Ireland peace process. From the high of the Good Friday agreement and devolution in Northern Ireland, to the deadly lows of the Manchester and Omagh bombings, The Irish Diaries explores the tensions, all-night talks, adrenalin-fuelled negotiations and heady personality clashes that are such an intrinsic part of democratic politics. Alastair Campbell was Tony Blair's spin-doctor and strategist.
Large format soft cover in very good condition. 320 pages.€6

159. Fight or Flight : My Life, My Choices by Keith Earls. Pub.Reach Sport (2021)
Munster and Ireland rugby legend Keith Earls maintained a low profile throughout his career. For the first time he talks in depth and at length about the inner turmoil that went unseen by team-mates, friends and fans. A confessional, intimate and courageous story of the pain that was a constant companion to the glory.
Hardback, 352 pages, in excellent condition in a very good dustjacket.€6
160. The Twelve Apostles by Tim Pat Coogan. Pub.Head of Zeus (2017)
Ireland, 1919: When Sinn Féin proclaims Dáil Éireann the parliament of the independent Irish republic, London declares the new assembly to be illegal, and a vicious guerrilla war breaks out between republican and crown forces. Michael Collins, intelligence chief of the Irish Republican Army, creates an elite squad whose role is to assassinate British agents and undercover police. The so-called 'Twelve Apostles' will create violent mayhem, culminating in the events of 'Bloody Sunday' in November 1920.
Paperback in very good condition.€5

161. The Gaybo Revolution: How Gay Byrne Challenged Irish Society by Finola Doyle O'Neill. Pub.Orpen Press (2015)
It is no exaggeration to call Gay Byrne a colossus of the Irish broadcasting scene. Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, as host of both the Late Late Show and the Gay Byrne Show, he played a seminal role in the shift in Irish society and culture from the Church-dominated fearful state of the early 1960s to the modern multicultural Ireland we live in today.
Large format paperback in very good condition. 274 pages, illustrated.€5
162. Seamus Rafter: The Life and Times by Seamus Rafter. Self-published (2016)
The life and career of Seamus Rafter, who was Commandant of 'A Company Volunteers', Enniscorthy, leading up to and during the Easter Rising 1916. Written by his nephew who has drawn information from witness statements and other primary sources including his own family archives.
Hardback in excellent condition in a good dustwrapper.SOLD

163. It’s the Little Things: Francis Brennan’s Guide to Life. Pub.Gill & Macmillan (2014)
Francis shows how he has lived a successful and happy life based on three key principles: caring, consideration and community. Based on the foundations of respect for others he was taught by his parents, Francis’ philosophy has made his world a better place and can make your world a better place too.
Hardback in a good dustwrapper, 231 pages.€4
164. Alice Taylor: The Journey - New and Selected Poems. Pub.Brandon (2009)
The author's poems have proved extremely popular. Some have been woven into her phenomenally successful memoirs, and she has published three previous books of poetry. Organized thematically, this substantial collection includes sections entitled "The Home Place", "A Village Romance", "Grief and Grace", and "Winter Ploughing."
Hardback in a good dustwrapper, 196 pages.€3

165. Before the Dawn: An Autobiography by Gerry Adams. Pub.Brandon (1996)
An autobiography of the man at the heart of Irish Republican politics. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams offers his own unique, intimate account of the early years of his career, from his childhood in working-class Belfast to the more turbulent years of social activism that followed. An engaging and revealing self-portrait.
Paperback in crisp, clean condition with very slight stress (?) marks on front cover.€5
166. The Islandman by Tomás O'Crohan. Pub.Oxford University Press (2000)
The book gives an insight into the life and times of the Irish speaking people of the Blasket Islands - off the West coast of Kerry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It shows the ups and downs of everyday life in the remote islands including how the people made a living and their customs. There are some fantastic stories in the book from shark attacks to the arrival of tea on the island.
Paperback in good condition.€4

167. Donncha O'Callaghan: Joking Apart- My Autobiography.
Donncha O'Callaghan was one of Ireland's leading international rugby players, and a stalwart of the Munster side. He was a key figure in the Irish team which won the IRB 6 Nations Grand Slam in 2009, and has won two Heineken Cup medals and two Magners League titles with Munster.
Hardback in mint condition, in a good dustwrapper.€4
168. Rucking & Rolling Stock by Peter Bills. Pub.Mercier Press (2007)
Irish rugby union is widely acknowledged to have made the transition to professionalism more successfully than other middle-ranking rugby powers and Ireland have churned out some good results. "Rucking and Rolling" is an international history that shows decade by decade how interest in the sport spread from the eight major nations, into mainland Europe, across the Atlantic to the Americas, and across the Indian Ocean to the Polynesian Islands and south Asia.
Hardback, 256 pages, profusely illustrated, in excellent condition.€8

169. A History of the Fastnet Lighthouse by James Morrissey. Pub.Crannog Books (2004) Signed.
1st edition. Signed and dedicated. Limited edition # 283 of 300.
Large format (13.5" x 9.5") hardback in a good dustwrapper, 106 pages, illustrated with b/w photographs.SOLD
170. Well, here I am in Ballycotton: a history through postcards by Peter O'Shea. Pub.Lettertec (2015). Signed.
A collection of over 100 postcards, illustrations, graphs and maps. This book gives the history of Ballycotton through postcards including shipwrecks, Ballycotton’s connections to the Lusitania, Terence McSwiney, and rescues by the lifeboat and the coastguard.
Softback, 192 pages, profusely illustrated - in as new condition.€10

171. Royal Marines Portsmouth Group: Demonstration Run Aground IX 1958.
Twenty page booklet. An odd piece of ephemera but might suit a militaria collector.€5

172. The Alexandran Magazine: January 1990
College & Guild Magazine for Alexandra College, Milltown, Co.Dublin.
112 page, illustrated, in good condition.€5
173. Requiem for a Red Box by John Timpson. Pub.Pyramid Books (1989)
Tracing the rise, demise and resurrection of a 1920s British design classic - Giles Gilbert Scott's red telephone kiosk - with a look at various reincarnations as cocktail bars, shower units, bookcases, garden features, etc, following their removal by British Telecom.
Landscape format hardcover, very good condition in a good dust wrapper. Illustrated, 128 pages.€10

174. Memoirs of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 by Sir Richard Musgrave. Pub.Round Tower Books, Fort Wayne, Indiana (1995)
aka Memoirs Of The Different Rebellions In Ireland From The Arrival Of The English: Also A Particular Detail Of That Which Broke Out The 23rd Of May, 1798; With The History Of The Conspiracy Which Preceded It.
The maps included are: General Map of Ireland; A Map of the North part of the County of Wexford; A Map of the South part of the County of Wexford; Ground-plan of Enniscorthy and Vinegar-hill; Elevation of Vinegar-hill; Ground-plan of Wexford; Ground-plan of Ross; Plan of the town and battle of Arklow; A Map showing the movements of the Army of Marquis Cornwallis and General Lake.
First, and last, published in 1802. 4th Edition (1995), hardcover, 982 pages. SCARCE. In excellent condition.SOLD

175. Dungarvan: Historic Guide & Town Trail. Pub.Dungarvan Museum Society (2004)
Softback, 74 pages, illustrated and in good condition but with slight crease to front cover.€5
176. Kidnapped: True Stories of Twelve Irish Hostages by A.J.Davidson. Pub.Gill & Macmillan (2003)
An account of twelve high profile Irish kidnappings of the last thirty years. Starting in 1972 with the family of Noel Curran, held hostage by the Littlejohn brothers who were MI6 agents, leading to Ireland's largest bank robbery. It then tells of Thomas Niedermeyer, a German industrialist in Belfast kidnapped and murdered by the IRA. In the Republic, the case of Dr Tiede Herrema in 1975.....
Paperback, 224 pages, in nice clean condition.€5

177. Gilligan: The Mob Boss Who Changed the Face of Organized Crime by Paul Williams. Pub.Allen & Unwin (2022)
Large format paperback, 400 pages, in good condition.€5

178. Becoming Michelle Obama (2018) Penguin CD set.
Winner of the Grammy's Best Spoken Word Album 2020
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
19 hours of listening on 16 CDs.
Mint condition - original price £20 and yours for just €5

179. Phoenix, Policing the Shadows by Dr.Susan Phoenix and Jack Holland. Pub.Hodder & Stoughton (1996)
The revealing story of Ian Phoenix, hearing aid salesman, who was actually head of the RUC's secretive E4A counter-surveillance unit. His position was so secret that most of his family were unaware of it until after his death in the mysterious RAF helicopter crash in the Mull of Kintyre in 1994 which killed 25 senior MI5, British Army and RUC intelligence experts.
A very good 1st edition hardback in an excellent dustwrapper.€6
180. A Page From My Life by Ray D’Arcy (Compiler). Pub.Harper Collins (2020)
In the midst of the Covid crisis, the Ray D’Arcy Show invited RTÉ Radio 1 listeners to send in ‘A Page from My Life’: 500 words on a memorable event, or a story simply worth sharing. Some of the more than 2,500 responses are included in this book.Hardcover, in excellent condition.€5

181. Goodbye To All That: A Souvenir of The Haughey Era by Gene Kerrigan and Derek Speirs. Pub.Blackwater Press (1992).
Pictorial stiff card covers (Large Format) 127 clean, unmarked pages but with two slight creases on the corners of the front cover - illustrated throughout.€6
182. Off the Beaten Track: My Favourite Faraway Places by Kathryn Thomas. Pub.Poolbeg Press (2008)
Star of RTÉ's "No Frontiers", Kathryn Thomas takes you on a trip into the unknown!. Stepping off the beaten track, she travels to such exotic locations as Antarctica, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Mali and the Himalayas. Written in the style of an Irish Michael Palin, her encounters with these places and their people make for compelling reading.
Soft cover, 264 pages in as new condition.€4

183. WHYTE'S: The Eclectic Collector - Auction Catalogue 21st May 2023
A4, 128 pages on quality glossy paper profusely illustrated with colour photographs.
Catalogue in unused condition i.e. no notes, scribbles or other marks - NEAR MINT.€4
184. The Twelve Apostles by Tim Pat Coogan. Pub.Head of Zeus (2017)
Ireland, 1919: When Sinn Féin proclaims Dáil Éireann the parliament of the independent Irish republic, London declares the new assembly to be illegal, and a vicious guerrilla war breaks out between republican and crown forces. Michael Collins, intelligence chief of the Irish Republican Army, creates an elite squad whose role is to assassinate British agents and undercover police. The so-called 'Twelve Apostles' will create violent mayhem, culminating in the events of 'Bloody Sunday' in November 1920.
Hardback in very good condition.SOLD

185. The Crocodile by the Door:The story of a house, a farm and a family by Selina Guinness. Pub.Peguin (2012)
When Selina Guinness and her partner Colin, both young academics, moved in with Selina's uncle Charles, an elderly bachelor, they had no idea what the coming years held for them: a crash course in farming, tense discussions with helicopter-borne property developers, human tragedy, and the challenge of dragging a quasi-feudal estate at the edge of Dublin into the twenty-first century.
Hardback in mint condition€5
186. The Blake Escape : how we freed George Blake and why by Michael Randle, Pat Pottle. Pub.Virgin Books (1989)
23rd October 1966. 7:00pm . Roll-call at Wormwood Scrubs. George Blake, the British double agent serving 42 years for espionage, is discovered to be missing. His escape made headlines all over the world and led to an investigation that has defied the experts for over twenty-two years...Hardback in good condition.€7

187. Irish Sword: Summer 1998, 120 pages, illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. In very good condition.€10

188. Irish Sword: Summer 2004, 120 pages, illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. In very good condition.€10

189. Irish Sword: Summer 2000, 120 pages, illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. In very good condition.€10

190. Irish Sword: Winter 2002, 56 pages, illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. In very good condition. Special Naval edition.€10

191. Irish Sword: Winter 2000, 120 pages, illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. In very good condition.€10

192. Irish Sword: Summer 2002, 184 pages, illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. Special Ireland and the American Civil War edition. In very good condition.€10

193. Irish Castles and Castellated Houses by Harold G.Leask. Pub.Dundalgan Press, Dundalk
1951 Revised Edition. 170 pages. Illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, plans etc. A historical survey of Irish medieval castles and modern pseudo ones. Includes, footnotes, appendicies, glossary and index. A fine copy (no dustwrapper) - ex.library with a small number of neat stamps but in lovely clean condition. Scarce€8

194. The DeLorean Tapes: The Evidence. Pub.Harper Collins (1984)
The Sunday Times "Insight" team and Edited by Paul Eddy.
An annotated transcription of the FBI surveillance tapes during their "sting" operation targeting John DeLorean. A fascinating read!
Paperback in nice clean condition but with some wear to cover.€6

195. In Bed With the Blueshirts by Shane Ross. Pub.Atlantic Books (2020)
Paperback in very good condition.
The inside account of the 2016-20 coalition government. Former Cabinet minister Shane Ross reveals the bitter internal battles fought with the old Blueshirts, the crises when the coalition came close to collapse and the sometimes fraught personal relationships between the fifteen figures who made up the last government. He recounts how a group of Independents risked everything to form a government that was expected to last for only months but which ran for more than four years, under two Taoisigh with utterly different styles. Ross unveils the skulduggery, the secret deals, the drama of how Irish football was rescued and Olympic chief Pat Hickey toppled, showing us what really happens behind the closed doors of Ireland's government.€5
196. Galway History on a Postcard by Paul Duffy. Pub.Currach Press (2013)
Softcover, 180 pages.
A pictorial history of Galway shown through a selection of 200 post cards which have been chosen to illustrate a wide spectrum of the history of Co.Galway between 1895 and 1950, including its politics and local government, public health, transport, industry, housing conditions, and education.€8

197. The Antiques Clinic: A Guide to Damage, Care, and Restoration. Pub.Barron's Educational Series (1998)
Hardback, illustrated with colour photographs and drawings. 224 pages. Nice clean condition. €6
198. Molly Keane's Ireland: An Anthology. Compiled by Molly Keane + Sally Phipps. Pub.Harper Collins (1993)
The author's life in Ireland was a long love affair resulting in this anthology of the best in Irish literature, both the famous & less well known, God, exile, love & death, fairies, horse-racing, wit & whiskey. Hardback in a good dustwrapper.€6

199. The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill by Dominique Enright. Pub.Michael O'Mara Books (2001). Hardcover. Sir Winston Churchill was the greatest orator of his day, the greatest statesman of his age, and the greatest Englishman of the 20th century. This enchanting collection gathers hundreds of his funniest and wickedest quips in tribute to his. exhilarating wit. In excellent condition.€7 200. Michael Collins (Vols.1+2) by Tim Pat Coogan. Pub.Irish Independent (2006): Great Biographies - Lives that Shaped the Nation. Two hardback volumes in immaculate condition.€6

201. Charles Haughey by Bruce Arnold. # 7 in the Irish Independent - Great Biographies - Lives that Shaped the Nation series. Hardback in immaculate condition. Appears unread - certainly by me!€4 202. Mary McAleese by Justine McCarthy. # 8 in the Irish Independent - Great Biographies - Lives that Shaped the Nation series. Hardback in immaculate condition. An unauthorised biography with which the former President did not cooperate!€4

203. Irish Country Towns (Thos.Davis Lecture Series) Mercier Press 1994. Country towns are an important aspect of Irish identity, blending place and time in a unique fashion. Their stories reflect the formative periods of town foundation in Ireland: from Gaelic monastic sites to Anglo-Norman colonial settlements to early modern plantation towns. The story of each town is here given added interest by a town plan and an evocative black-and-white illustration, usually nineteenth-century. Paperback, 192 pages in good condition.€5

204. Rebels: Voices from the Easter Rising by Fearghal McGarry (2011). In 1947 the Bureau of Military History was established by the Irish government to record the experiences of those who took part in the fight for independence. In 1959, the results of this research - including 1,773 'witness statements' - were placed in 83 steel boxes and locked into a strongroom in Government Buildings. Rebels, edited by one of Ireland's top young historians, brings the best of the surviving accounts of the Easter Rising together into a comprehensive, accessible and thrillingly readable telling of that much-debated insurrection, the first in a series of events that brought about Irish independence. From the witnesses' recollections of their schooling and other childhood influences to their accounts of what happened at Easter 1916, Rebels tells this famous story in a new and exhilarating way.
Hardback in excellent condition with dustwrapper, 400 pages.€6

205. WHYTE'S: The Eclectic Collector - Auction Catalogue 20th September 2014
A4, 80 pages on quality glossy paper profusely illustrated with colour photographs.
Catalogue in unused condition i.e. no notes, scribbles or other marks - NEAR MINT. €4
206. WHYTE'S: The Eclectic Collector - Timed Online Auction Catalogue May 2021
A4, 112 pages on quality glossy paper profusely illustrated with colour photographs.
Catalogue in unused condition i.e. no notes, scribbles or other marks - NEAR MINT.€4

207. WHYTE'S: The Eclectic Collector - Auction Catalogue 9th September 2017
A4, 78 pages on quality glossy paper profusely illustrated with colour photographs.
Catalogue in unused condition i.e. no notes, scribbles or other marks - NEAR MINT.€4