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Irish Fiction for Summer Reading

Posted on July 26, 2023 in Uncategorized

The summer isn’t over yet, and we have some suggestions from the Hesburgh Libraries’ shelves.

Here is a great mixed list, including all kinds of fiction — something for every taste and mood. Find a book to read this summer that you would not usually fit in your semester’s schedule.

John Banville. Snow. Hanover Square Press, 2020. PR 6052 .A57 S66 2020 (NYT review)

Niamh Boyce. Her Kind.  Penguin Ireland, 2019. PR 6102 .O9525 H45 2019

Dermot Bolger. An Ark of Light. New Island, 2018. PR 6052 .O384 A93 2018

Lucy Caldwell. Intimacies: Eleven More Stories. Faber, 2021. PR 6103 .A43 A6 2021

Niamh Campbell. The Happy. Weidenfeld and NIcolson, 2021. PR 6103 .A538 T45 2021

Mary Costello. The River Capture. Canongate, 2019. PR 6103 .085 R58 2019 and also online. 

Emma Donoghue. The Pull of the Stars. Little, Brown, 2020. PR 6054 .0547 P85 2020

Emma Donoghue. Haven. Little, Brown, 2022. PR 6054 .O547 H38 2022
Rachael English. The Paper Bracelet. Hachette, 2020. PR 6105 .N488 P37 2020 (Irish Independent review)
Fiona Gartland. Orchids and Lies.  Crimson (Poolbeg), 2021. PR 6107 .A775 O73 2021
Hugo Hamilton. Dublin Palms. 4th Estate, 2019. PR 6058 .A5526 D829 2019

Caoilinn Hughes. The Wild Laughter. Oneworld, 2020. PR 6108 .U3885 W55 2020 and also online.
Claire Keegan. Small Things Like These. Grove Press, 2021. PR 6061 .E329 S63 2021

Louise Kennedy. Trespasses. Riverhead, 2022. PR 6111 .E553 T74 2022
Kelly McCaughrain. Flying Tips for Flightless Birds. Walker, 2018. PR 6113 .C3732 F59 2018
Seosamh Mac Grianna. This Road of Mine. A translation by Mícheál Ó hAodha of Mac Grianna’s Mo Bhealach Féin. Lilliput, 2020. PB 1399 .M174 M63 2020
Audrey Magee. The Colony. Faber, 2022. PR 6113 .A33553 C65 2022b
Louise Nealon. Snowflake: a novel. Harper, 2021. PR 6114 .E2566 S66 2021
Máirtín Ó Cadhain. The Dregs of the Day. Translated by Alan Titley. Yale UP, 2019.  PB 1399 .O38 F8513 2019 and online

Máirtín Ó Cadhain. The Quick and the Dead. Yale UP, 2021. Also online.
Nuala O’Connor. Birdie. Arlen House, 2019. PR 6114 .I23 B573 2019
Ronan O’Driscoll. Chief O’Neill: a novel. Somerville Press, 2021. PR 6115 .D764 C45 2021
Ardal O’Hanlon. Brouhaha. HarperCollinsIreland, 2022. PR 6065 .H236 B76 2022
Melatu Uche Okorie. This Hostel Life. Skein Press, 2018. PR 6065 .K55 T45 2018
Pól Ó Muirí. Triangle: Three Novellas of Ireland. Arlen House, 2022. PR 6065 .M85 T75 2022
Declan O’Rourke. The Pawn Broker’s Reward. Gill, 2021. PR 6115 .R6835 P39 2021
Colm O’Regan. Ann Devine, Handle with Care. Transworld, 2021. PR 6115 .R428 A64 2021

Patricia O’Reilly. Orpen at War. Liffey Press, 2022.  PR 6115 .R45 O87 2022
Eoghan Ó Tuairisc. I am Lewy. Translation by Mícheál Ó hAodha of An Lomnochtán. Bullaun Press, 2022.   PB 1399 .O93 L613 2022
Richard Power. The rebels and other short fiction, edited by James MacKillop. Syracuse UP, 2018. Online and also at PR 6066 .o98 A6 2018

Queer Love: An Anthology of Irish Fiction. Edited by Paul McVeigh. Southword, 2020. PR 8876 .Q44 2021
E. M. Reapy. Skin. Head of Zeuss, 2019. PR 6118 .E343 S55 2019 and also online.
Sally Rooney. Normal People. Hogarth, 2018. PR 6118 .O59 N67 2018
Donal Ryan. Queen of Dirt Island.  Penguin, 2023. Online, also at PB 6118 .y354 Q84 2022b (there is also a copy in Special Collections (MR).  New York Times review

Colm Tóibín.  Weather. Enitharmon Editions, 2021.  PR 6070 .O455 W43 2021
Declan Toohey. Perpetual Comedown. New Island, 2023. PR 6120 .O495 P47 2023
William Wall. Empty Bed Blues. New Island, 2023. PR 6073 .A418 E57 2023
Nicola White. A Famished Heart. Viper, 2020. PR 6123 .H5855 F36 2020

Annette Byrne. Cumar an Dá Shruth. Coiscéim, 2023. PB 1400 .B97 C86 2023
Fionntán de Brún. Béal na Péiste. Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2023. PB 1400 .D4 B43 2023
Jean-Claude Izzo. Siúrmó. Translation by Bernadette Nic an tSaoir, of Chourmo.  PQ 2669 .Z95 C48157 2022
Dónall Mac Amhlaigh. Exiles. Translated by Mícheál Ó hAodha. Parthian, 2020. PB 1399 .M12 D4613 2020
Colm Mac Confhaola. Is Deacair an Drochrud a Mharú. Coiscéim, 2020. PB 1399 .M1449 I6

Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáín. Madame Lazare. Barzas, 2021.  PB 1399 .M1518 M33 2021
Patrick MacGill. Prochóg na Luchóg. A translation by Mícheál Mac Giolla Easbuic of MacGill’s The Rat Pit. Coiscéim, 2020. PR 6025 .A23 R3157 2020
Áine Ní Ghlinn. I mo Chroí Istigh. Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2021.  PB 1399 .N49 I66 2021
Isobel Ní Riain. An Lánúin Phósta. Coiscéim, 2022. PB 1400 .N58 L36 2022

Brian Ó Baoill. An Rún. Coiscéim, 2021.  PB 1399 .O19 R86 2021
Feargal Ó Béarra. Mé Suibhne. Leabhar Breac, 2021.  PB 1400 .O22 M4 2021
Ógie Ó Céilleachair. Árasán. Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2021. PB 1400 .O25 A73 2021
Mícheál Ó Conaola. Le Gean agus Scéalta Eile. Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2020. PB 1400 .O345 L4 2020
Mícheál Ó Laoghaire. Maraigh Dev! Coiscéim, 2021. PB 1399 .O543 M37 2021
Darach Ó Scolaí. Súil an Daill. Leabhar Breac, 2021. PB 1399 .O7735 S85 2021

New from Ireland – May 2023

Posted on May 24, 2023 in Uncategorized

The recent shipment of books from Ireland includes many collections of poetry including books from Salmon Press, Revival Press, Arlen House, and the relatively new Skein Press.

Readers are encouraged to check the new book area in the north end of the first floor of Hesburgh Library — there is always something of interest.

New from Ireland – February 2023

Posted on February 22, 2023 in Uncategorized

Our most recent shipment of books from Ireland includes something for everybody! I took a few quick phone pictures before they went off for cataloging.

An File Mícheál Ó Gaoithín

The Blasket Painter

Selected and introduced by

Maria Simonds-Gooding

Book cover: Second voyages: writers on poems by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.
Second Voyages: Writers on Poems by Eiléán Ní Chuilleanáin. Gallery Press, 2022.

See the following announcement: ‘The Gallery Press launches poet Eiléán Ní Chuilleanáin’s “Second Voyages” at the Dublin Global Gateway.’

Engaging with Irish Vernacular Worldview: Narrative and ritual expression of native cultural tradition.

Gearóid Ó Crualaoich.

Cork University Press, 2022

This next book is by Fiacre Ryan. The publisher tells is it is ‘the first book to be authored by an Irish non-verbal autistic person.’

Book: Speechless: Reflections from my voiceless world, by Fiacre Ryan.
Speechless. Reflections from my voiceless world. Fiacre Ryan. Irish Academic Press, 2022
Botany and Gardens in Early Modern Ireland. Edited by Elizabethanne Boran, Charles Nelson and Emer Lawlor. Dublin: Four Courts Press for the Trustees of the Edward Worth Library, 2022.

Weekly Irish Tune from the O’Neill Collection – Week 3

Posted on October 17, 2022 in Uncategorized
Two lines of music notation with heading, in Irish and in English: An Fear a fuair Bás agus do eirigh arís, The Man Who Died and Rose Again.
‘An Fear do fuair Bás agus do Éirigh Arís/ The Man Who Died and Rose Again.

The Man Who Died and Rose Again. (Double Jig). In Francis O’Neill: The dance music of Ireland: 1001 gems. To see the book, Visit the Hesburgh Special Collections: Special Coll.Rare Books Large M 1744 .D36 1986, or see this digitized copy in Hathi Trust:

If you post a recording on social media of yourself playing our Weekly Irish Tune, please use the hashtag #ONeillTunes.

New Books from Ireland, 2022

Posted on August 31, 2022 in Uncategorized

A selection of the books published in Ireland that reached our Hesburgh Library shelves this year:

Claire Breay, Joanna Story and Eleanor Jackson, eds. Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. Four Courts Press.

Richard Doherty.. Irish Men and Women in the Second World War. Four Courts Press.
New Book Area Z 106.5 .G7 B7 2021*

Jonathan Jeffrey Wright. Crime and Punishment in Nineteenth-Century Belfast: The Story of John Linn. Four Courts Press.. HV 6248 .L564 W74 2020

Joseph Brady and Ruth McManus. Building Healthy Homes. Dublin Corporation’s First Housing Schemes 1880-1925. Dublin City Council. HD 7336 .A3 B725 2021

Sinéad McCoole… et al. Against the Odds: A History of the Foundation of the Salesian Sisters in Ireland. Limerick: Salesian Sisters. BX 4333.4 .Z9 L56 2020

Thomas J. Morrissey. Mission to a Suffering People: Irish Jesuits 1596-1696. Irish Messenger Publications.
 BX 3719 .M67 2021

Kenneth Shonk. Ireland’s New Traditionalists: Fianna Fáil Republicanism and Gender, 1926-1938. Cork University Press. JN 1571.5 .F5 S56 2021

Katharine Tynan. The Death Spancel, and Others.. Swan River Press.  PR 4790 .H3 D43 2020

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, ed. Look! It’s a Woman Writer! Irish Literary Feminisms. Arlen House.
PR 8753 .L66 2021

Jessie Lendennie. The Salmon’s Tale, A Journey in Poetry. Salmon Press. Special Coll. (MR)Medium PR 6062 .E55 S25 2021

Dorothy Macardle. The Unforeseen. Tramp Press. PR 6025 .A124 U52 2017

Daniel Mulhall. Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey. New Island. PR 6025 .A124 U52 2017

John Carey. Táin Bó Cúalgne: From the Book of Leinster. Irish Text Society. PB 1347 .I72 no.32

Celia de Fréine. I bhFreagra ar Rilke. PB 1399 .D37 I24 2020

Derek Mahon. The Poems (1961-2020). Gallery Press.
PR 6063 .A34 2021

Derek Mahon. The Adaptations (1975-2020).
Gallery Press, 2022. New Book Area PR 6063 .A34 A652 2022

The Multilingual Mermaid: Translations in Honour of Nuala Ní Dhomhnail.

Ní Dhomhnaill, Nuala. The Multilingual Mermaid. Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill in Translation. Gallery Press.
PB 1399 .N473 A1995 2021

Erin Halliday. The volary. Arlen House.
PR 6108 .A4958 V65 2019

Cathal Ó Searcaigh. Laoithe Cumainn agus Dánta Eile. Arlen House.
PB 1399 .O778 L36 2020

The selection above is a small sample of the many books that arrived from Ireland in the past year.

*Books marked ‘New Book Area’ will eventually be moved to their permanent shelving location. The New Book Area is a good place to browse for new books, especially in the DA section on Irish history, the PB section for Irish language literature and the PR section which includes literature from Britain and from Ireland.

E-Bookshelf of Irish Studies

Posted on March 25, 2020 in Uncategorized

Some recent e-books in the Hesburgh Libraries.



Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland, 1918-19

Ida Milne.
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018.







A Landscape of Words: Ireland, Britain and the Poetics of Space, 700-1250

Amy C. Mulligan
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019




Revivalism and Modern Irish Literature

Fionntán de Brún
Cork: Cork University Press, 2019





Science, Technology, and Irish Modernism

Kathryn Conrad, Cóilín Parsons and Julie McCormack Weng, editors.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2019





Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Ireland. 

Clara Fischer and Áine Mahon, eds.  
New York, NY : Routledge, 2020

The Americanisation of Ireland: Migration and Settlement, 1841-1925

David Fitzpatrick.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020

The In-Between Spaces of Asylum and Migration: A Participatory Visual Approach

Zöe O’Reilly.
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020


Use your Notre Dame user name and password to open these e-books. E-books are purchased in various ways, sometimes allowing one reader at a time, sometimes with unlimited access. They can all be found in the Hesburgh Library catalog.

If you are reading this and you belong to a different university, you might still have access to these e-books through your own library.

New Books in Summer 2017

Posted on July 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Newly-published books continue to arrive from our vendors in Ireland and the U.S. during the summer.

Here is a selection of titles of the Irish-published books that arrived in parcels since May:

(Dust-jackets shown here are from books just in the door and not yet cataloged.)

The Fenian Cycle in Irish and Scots-Gaelic Literature.
Joseph J. Flahive. Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures, 2017. PB 1397 .F5 F56 2017

Rebel Kerry: From the Pages of ‘The Kerryman’.
Simon Brouder, ed. Mercier Press, 2017. DA 962 .R43 2017 (currently shelved in the New Book Area, first floor).

Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir.
John Banville, Paul Joyce. Hachette, 2016. PR 6052 .A57 46 2016

Douglas Hyde: The Professor of Irish who became President of Ireland: Proceedings of Seminar Held to Explore Aspects of the Life and Achievements of Douglas Hyde, the First President of Ireland.
Attracta Halpin, Áine Mannion, eds., National University of Ireland, 2016. DA 965 .H9 D885 2016

Selected Poems
A.E. (George William Russell). Daniel Mulhall. Swan River Press, 2017. PR 6035 .U7 A6 2017 (currently in the New Book Area, first floor).

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of A.E.’s birth, Swan River Press is pleased to reissue this career-spanning collection of poems from a key artist of the Celtic Revival. This volume includes selections from The Earth BreathVoices of the StonesThe House of the Titans, and others, introducing a new generation to Ireland’s foremost mystical poet. – Swan River Press

Elaine Feeney. Salmon Poetry, 2017. PR 6106 .E3445 .R57 2017

Stewart Parker. Ed., Marilynn Richtarik. Lilliput Press, 2017. Special Collections (MR) Medium PR 6066 .A69 H66 2017.

The Therapy House.
July Parsons. New Island, 2017. Special Collections (MR) Medium PR 6066 .A7177 T54 2017.

The last two books are part of the Irish Fiction Collection, and are available for reading in the Special Collections Reading Room.