"On the land
A plant
On the plant
A leaf.
This man
The leaf."


J.P. Donleavy from
The Ginger Man


Top 100 Books of All Time in Ireland


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1. The Glass Lake, Maeve Binchy

2. Little Irish Cookbook, John Murphy

3. Evening Class, Maeve Binchy

4. Copper Beech, Maeve Binchy

5. Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett

6. Borstal Boy, Brendan Behan

7. The Ginger Man, J.P. Donleavy

8. Peig, Peig Sayers

9. Irish Proverbs Illustrated, Karen Bailey

10. Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt

11. Light a Penny Candle, Maeve Binchy

12. Trinity, Leon Uris

13. The Course of Irish History, T.W. Moody

14. New and Selected Poems of Seamus Heaney

15. Firefly Summer, Maeve Binchy

16. Echoes, Maeve Binchy

17. Circle of Friends, Maeve Binchy

18. Field of Blood, Gerald Seymour

19. The Woman Who Walked into Doors, Roddy Doyle

20. The Country Girls, Edna O' Brian

21. The Great Hunter, C. Woodham-Smith

22. To School through the fields, Alice Taylor

23. The Commitments, Roddy Doyle

24. Seek the Fair Land, Walter Macken

25. The Silent People, Walter Macken

26. The Scorching Wind, Walter Macken

27. The Flight of the Doves, Walter Macken

28. Under the Hawthorn Tree, Marita Conlon-McKenna

29. Philadelphia Here I Come, Brian Friel

30. Simply Delicious, Darin Allen

31. Translations, Brain Friel

32. Endgame, Samuel Beckett

33. Famine, Liam O' Flaherty

34. Harry's Game, Gerald Seymour

35. Crowning the Customer, Feargal Quinn

36. Reading in the Dark, Seamus Deane

37. Run with the Wind, Tom McCaughren

38. High Days and Holidays, Jenny Bristow

39. The Big Wind, Beatrice Coogan

40. Quench the Lamp, Alice Taylor

41. Michael Collins, T.P. Coogan

42. Death of a Naturalist, Seamus Heaney

43. Good Behavior, Molly Keane

44. Ireland, a History, Robert Kee

45. The Book of Evidence, John Banville

46. Paddy Clareke, Ha Ha Ha - Roddy Doyle

47. Silver Wedding, Maeve Binchy

48. An Evil Cradling, Brian Keenan

49. The Snapper, Roddy Doyle

50. Strumpet City, James Plunkett

51. Watermelon, Marian Keyes

52. Simply Delicious Christmas, Darina Allen

53. Wildflower Girl, Marita Conlon-McKenna

54. The Spirit Level, Seamus Heaney

55. The General, Paul Williams

56. The Mammy, Brendan O'Carroll

57. Simply Delicious 2, Darina Allen

58. The Field, John B. Keane

59. A Place of Stones, Deirdre Purcell

60. Run to Earth, Tom McCaughren

61. The Boss, J. Joyce/P. Murtagh

62. The Time of My Life, Gay Byrne

63. Murphy, Samuel Beckett

64. Run Swift, Run Free - Tom McCaughren

65. Amongst Women, John McGahren

66. Ireland, 1912 - 1985, J.J. Lee

67. Irish Names for Children, Patrick Woulfe

68. Dancing at Lughnasa, Brian Friel

69. Brendan Behan, Ulick O'Connor

70. Are You Somebody?, Nuala O'Faolain

71. Forbidden Fruit, A. Murphy/P. de Rosa

72. Happy Days, Samuel Beckett

73. Seeing Things, Seamus Heaney

74. The Sins of the Mothers, Frank Delaney

75. The Color of Blood, Brian Moore

76. The Butcher Boy, Patrick McCabe

77. Bike Hunt, Hugh Galt

78. Exploring the Book of Kells, George Otto Simms

79. Tarry Flynn, Patrick Kavanagh

80. Proverbs and Sayings of Ireland, S. Gaffney/ S. Cashman

81. Real Irish Cookery, Mary Caherty

82. City Women, Patricia Scanlan

83. Against the Tide, Noel Browne

84. 20 Years a Growing, Maurice O'Sullivan

85. Ireland Since the Famine, F.S.L. Lyons

86. Letter to Daniel, Fergal Keane

87. Secret World of the Irish Male, Joesph O'Connor

88. The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien

89. The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse, Thomas Kinisella (ed.)

90. Foreign Affairs, Patricia Scanlan

91. Classic Irish Short Stories, Frank O'Connor

92. The Heather Blazing, Colm Toibin

93. Cal, Bernard McLaverty

94. The Tailor and Ansty, Eric Cross

95. The Collected Poems of Patrick Kavanagh

96. The Islandman, Tomas O'Crohan

97. On Another Man's Wound, Ernie O'Malley

98. The Bodhran Makers, J.B. Keane

99. Francey, Deirdre Purcell

100. The Little Black Sheep, Elizabeth Shaw

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