Hi Everyone. This week I’m delighted to introduce our collection of Irish books. There’s something for everyone-from children’s titles and pocket travel guides to informative books on Irish history and heritage. They make perfect gifts from Ireland for all ages and are the ideal stocking filler for the upcoming holiday season. Here’s some of my favorites.
Irish Books. Lulu’s Top Picks
1. Sally Go Round the Stars . Rhymes from an Irish Childhood
A delightful selection of Irish rhymes from the original ” Sally Go Round The Stars” which was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. Small but perfectly formed and beautifully illustrated.
2. Mary Robinson . A Voice for Fairness
Part of the Little Library collection of books for young people, the book is aimed at pre-teens but it’s bound to inspire anyone no matter how old they are! It beautifully charts the inspiring journey of Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first female president and her lifelong commitment to equality, human rights and climate justice.
Irish History & Heritage
1. Irish Aran: History, Tradition, Fashion
This fascinating book charts the history, tradition and influence of one of Ireland’s best loved crafts, Aran knitting, and I know that like me, you’re all big fans of the Aran sweater! From its beginnings as work wear on the Aran islands to its position as an important part of Ireland’s craft heritage and the huge influence of this iconic design on the fashion of today.
2. A Pocket History of the 1916 Rising
Discover the story behind one of the most important events in Irish history. This concise guide includes exciting accounts of the Rising itself and its consequences and biographies of the leading figures involved.
3. The Story of the Claddagh Ring
This wonderfully informative book tells you all you need to know about the ring, the ancient fishing village in Galway and its age-old message of love, friendship and loyalty.
Humorous Irish Books
1. You know You’re Irish When…
Find out how Irish you really are with this book of “Irishisms” by Séamus Ó Conaill. The perfect gift for the Irish abroad. A fun and witty reminder of home.
There’s nothing quite like an Irish Mammy and her words of wisdom. From the weather to your choice of clothing, the typical Irish Mam has something to say on every subject! A charming funny book that’s sure to delight.
2. The A-Z of an Irish Christmas
A fun festive book telling you everything you need to know about the typical Irish Christmas. From The Dinner, The Big Shop and The Wexford Carol to the iconic Late Late Toy Show. The perfect gift stocking filler!
Shop our full collection of Irish books below. Perfect Irish gifts for all the family!
Take care of yourselves and each other,
Slán go fóill!