Book Shops

  • abe books world's largest network of independent booksellers - world's largest source of out-of-print books.
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  • Amazon UK Booksellers online you'll find every U.K. book in print!
  • Bantry Bookstore out of print history book on an Irish County. If you're looking for anything Irish. The service is excellent and purchases can be made by credit card.
  • Barnes and Noble Online Bookseller
    Dublin's Leading Antiquarian Bookshop
  • . A good out-of-print book place . There are dealers from all over the world on it. Very useful and easy to use. Submitted by M A Helms
  • Cathach Books specialise in books of Irish Interest with a particular emphasis on 20th century Irish literature, especially the rare editions of James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney - all of whom are internationally acclaimed. However the diversity and style of Irish writing is well represented on our shelves and we stock many of the lesser known, but equally important authors, who have contributed to Ireland's rich literary tradition. In addition we stock a wide variety of books on Irish history and topography from the 17th Century to the recent past. Located on Duke St., close to Dail Eireann and the National Library.
  • The Celtic Bookshop On-Line, 2 Rutland St., Limerick, Ireland. Telephone: +353-61-401155 Fax: +353-61-340600
  • Dublin Book Browsers warehouse, Dundrum, Dublin 14.
  • evenbetter (formerly (Acses) Select any book, CD or movie. Then let Acses check prices, shipping costs and delivery times of the requested item from all major Internet stores
  • geogpublications Lists a number of Irish county histories (including Cork) Submitted Michael Cronin Genexchange Cork mailing list. (link not valid 12 Jan 2004)
  • Greenes Bookshop Ltd., 16 Clare St., Dublin 2. Down the road from Trinity.
  • Hanna's. Fred Hanna's, books of all sorts, modern to old. Their main branch is located across the road from Trinity College, you go downstairs for the old Irish books, many locked behind glass doors.
  • Hodges Figgis' website To find out what's being read in Dublin today, see our Bestseller List. For the books we're most excited about, please look up our New and Recommended Irish titles. To find a specific title you are welcome to browse or search our catalogue of over 100,000 titles.
    If you cannot find the book you are looking for on the site, please e-mail us at, and we will be happy to assist you.
    Enquiries can also be made by phone 353-1-6774754 and Fax 353-1-679-3402 or by a visit to our main shop at:
    56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
  • Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries, High Street, Galway, Ireland.
  • MX BookFinder This is a book shopping search engine that scans top book databases to find you new, used, rare, and out of print books.
  • Irish Books --Antiquarian and Out of Print --- Quixote Books, located in Potomac MD. . Submitted by Anita in Genexchange County Cork Newsletter, Vol 1., # 2, March 2000.
  • Naughton's Bookshop
    Pilgrim Books, Roscarbery, Co. Cork
  • New England Historical Genealogical Society Irish Books and CDs.
  • O'Neill Books Cloughsgregg Thomastown Co. Kilkenny
  • Read Ireland Book Store 342 North Circular Road - Phibsboro - Dublin 7 - Ireland
    Tel/Fax: +353-1-8302997 - Email:
  • Shamrock Hill Books, Alpharetta, Georgia, USA.
  • Society of Genealogists Bookshop
  • The Irish Ancestral Research Association. Books, Publications, and Libraries

    The following links NOT checked:

    Submitted by Anita in Genexchange County Cork Newsletter, Vol 1., # 2, March 2000
    The Book Shop
    I Market St Skibbereen 028-22115

    The Bookcase
    Riverside Wharf, Westbeach, Cobh 021-814044

    Coughlan Laurence Book Shop
    11 Rossa St, Clonakilty 023-33068

    Hickey's Bandon
    South Main St, Bandon 023 41176

    22 Lower Cork St, Mitchelstown 025-24528

    Kerr's Bookshop
    18 Ashe St, Clonakilty 023-34342

    Kinsale Bookshop
    8 Main St, Kinsale 021-774244

    Macroom Bookshop -
    West Square, Macroom 026-41888

    Titles in stock include:
    1. Irish Family Histories - Ida Grehan - $18.99
    2. Family Names of County Cork - O Murchadha - $11.99
    3. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors - John Grenham $10.99
    4. Famine in Muskerry - Mac Suibhne - $7.95
        This book documents events in the Macroom area during the famine. Well researched.
    5. Surnames of Ireland - Mc Lysaght - $6.95
    6. Chronicles of Macroom (3) $2.50 each.
        Collections of essays about the people and places in the Macroom locality.
    7. The Flooding of the Lee Valley - O Donoghue $7.50
        This would be of great interest to anyone with roots in the lee Valley before the Lee Hydro-electric Scheme.
    8. Uibh Laoire (Ivy Leary) Collection x3 @ $5 each.
        Collection of faqmily photographs from the Inchigeela/Ballingeary district.
    9. Ballingeary Historical/Sociological Journals. Parts - 6
        Essays on the history and people of the above district.
    10. Slow Sunrise / Morning Star $10 each Ml. Galvin.
        Well documented account of the land war in this area.
    11. Cill na Martra $7.95
         Stories, history and social history of the Kilnamartyra Macroom area.
    12. Song / Tales of the Launey Valley (Ballinagree, Macroom) $5 each.
         Excellent on families past and present in the above area.

    I can't take Visa long-distance but my American customers send me dollar cheques, which works very well.
    I also keep many books on Irish literature and history and can also source antiquarian and rare books of Irish interest - although these are expensive and difficult to get. I also stock tapes and CD's of traditional Irish music/song fom Ballingeary, Ballyvourney , Kilnamartyra etc.
    Mairead Mc Sweeney

    O Donovan's Bookshop
    35 Main St, Skibbereen 028-21279

    Philip's Bookshop
    34 Bank Place, Mallow 022-42471
    (will ship overseas with credit card orders, phone for prices)
    The following are the books on local history in stock:

    To God and Contry True by Canon Sheehan 1913-1925
    Mallow field Club Journal 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995.
    Legends of Cork
    Proceed to Banteer
    The Mallow Conspiracy 5th May 1799
    Spotlights on Irish History
    Memories Of Kilcorney+Rathcoole
    Mallow Golf Club. 1947-1997
    A Sense of History of Kilshannig and Surrounds
    *Philip's also carries the Discovery Series Ordnance Survey Maps.

    Last updated 12 Jan 2004
    Links checked 21 Sep 1999

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