“No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn.” Here are our top five books to put a spring in your step this year!

Image result for Native Irish DogsNative Irish Dogs

“Dogs as companions are simply unmatched in their loyalty, devotion and affection.” These nine Irish dog breeds will give you and your family loads of joy during your springtime walks. Ranging from smaller to bigger dogs, this book has a breed suitable for everyone.

 

Image result for beautiful thoughts for beautiful mindsBeautiful Thoughts for Beautiful Minds

Stories, quotes, and personal reflections are the star of this lovely book all about lifting spirits. John Scally’s humour and anecdotes are filled with positivity, even on the days when it still feels like winter is hanging on. With all royalties being donated to Epilepsy Ireland, this easy to pick up read will bring a smile to your face if you’re outside enjoying the sun or relaxing at home.

 

 

Image result for mythical irish beastsMythical Irish Beasts

Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and Mythical Irish Beasts is the perfect way to explore Irish folklore. Written and illustrated by Mark Joyce, these wonderful pictures are accompanied by a description of each beast. Full of colour, Mythical Irish Beasts is a wonderful addition to your bookshelf.

 

Image result for best loved poems favourite poems of southBest Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

These poems are a collection of some of the greatest the South of Ireland has to offer. They capture feelings with ease and the photographs that accompany the poems will make you want to visit all the picturesque locations found in the book this spring.

 

Image result for the liberties bookThe Liberties

One of Dublin’s most famous and historic neighbourhoods The Liberties has been around since the Middle Ages. The book features photographs and commentary on the area’s history. Stunning black and white pictures take us through the 20th Century, giving us a look into The Liberties as it once was.