I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

Irish Culture, Philosophy & Science

The Country of the Young

Offers interpretations of youth and childhood in Irish culture. The result is a complex and provocative view of childhood experiences in modern Ireland.


Theoretical perspectives on Irish visual texts.

What I got From Ireland

A collection of articles from an observant Pole living among the Irish.

Human Destinies

Philosophical essays in memory of Gerald Hanratty.

Walking on the Pastures of Wonder

Seven years since the sudden death of John O'Donohue, in print for the first time, a poignant and inspirational collection of radio conversations and presentations, based on John’s radio work with former RTÉ broadcaster and close friend John Quinn.

Ireland and the Eurovision

There’s no denying that the Eurovision Song Contest remains one of the most enduring phenomena of popular culture –and, perhaps, also one of the strangest.

Suicide: A Modern Obession

When is it okay for a person to kill themself? How have ideas about this changed over time, and how do they differ across cultures? How do Ireland’s suicide rates, especially among its young men, compare to rates in other countries in Europe and beyond?

A Taste of Love

The two-volume autobiography of Irish Times food writer Theodora FitzGibbon charting her bohemian appetite for love, pleasure, and good food, which took her all over the globe until her death, in Dublin, in 1991.

In My Own Light

In this compelling and lyrical memoir, The memoir of renowned classical composer, author and political activist, Raymond Deane, covering his childhood on Achill Island, his adolescence in Dublin, and his rapid descent into alcoholism.

Down the Crooked Road

Memoir from singer Mary Black, a dominant presence on the Irish music scene for thirty years, going back to the roots of her musical heritage and influences.

Nevill Johnson 1911-1999; Artist, Writer, Photographer

Looks at the life of one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century, who portrayed Dublin with force and clarity through painting and photography.

Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture

Collection of essays analysing the shifting representations of Irish men across a range of popular culture forms in the period of the Celtic Tiger and beyond, tracing the effects of these changes into popular understandings of what it is to be an Irish male.