Mythical Irish Beasts: Fantastic folklore to entertain all ages
Mythical Irish Beasts reviewed by Seomra Ranga.
The true story of Irish hero Kevin Barry
On the 121st birthday of Irish soldier Kevin Barry read the fascinating story of his life from the perspective of his grand niece Síofra O’Donovan.
Considering a Psychiatric Consultation? Prof. Casey takes us through the process
Prof. Casey gives readers an overview of how the Irish Psychiatric services function
12 Days of Christmas – Wild Stories from the Irish Uplands
Day 4 of our 12 Days of Blogmas!
12 Days of Christmas – Best Poems West
12 Days of Blogmass has arrived! The best books from our collection are featured in 12 daily blogs.
Once Upon A Reader: To Be, To Read, To Become
Why reading is such an important pastime for children.
Portal Author Tina Claffey to be panellist at Dublin Book Festival 2022
Portal author Tina Claffey’s appearance at the Dublin Book Festival 2022.
A Robin’s Tale – Delicately helping children deal with grief
A Robin’s Tale tackles the delicate topic of grief and how to broach it with your little ones.
Why The Halloween House is the spookiest book of the season!
What the critics are saying about Riley Cain’s The Halloween House!
Halloween House: A book that fights fear with laughter
We’ve got your spooky season covered with thirty one creepy poems for your little ones this October!
Portal reviewed in Beag Newsletter!
Gef Dickson reviews Portal by Tina Claffey for the Bandan Environmental Action Group!
Halloween House reviewed by Seomra Ranga
Lorraine Dillon from Seomra Ranga reviews Riley Cain’s hair-raising book, The Halloween House!
A Saucer Full of Secrets – A Magical New World
Why our latest book, A Saucer Full of Secrets is a must read for all ages!
Renewable energy tycoon Eddie O’Connor’s brave business acumen
Unravelling the puzzle of the courageous green energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor
Portal reviewed on The Naturalist’s Bookshelf podcast
Paddy Woodworth finds room for Irish photographer, Tina Claffey’s volume of macro images, Portal, on his ideal bookshelf
Portal reviewed in The Irish Catholic newspaper!
Peter Costello Books Editor of The Irish Catholic newspaper praises photography book Portal.
50 Best Irish Walks reviewed in Ireland Mountain Log
A glowing review of John G. O’Dwyer’s 50 Best Irish Walks by Nicky Hore Features Editor of the Irish Mountain Log.
Spotlight on ‘Dublin: A Photographic Essay’ by Eddie Mallin
Dublin’s Fair City seen through the lens of photographer Eddie Mallin.
The captivating beauty of Ireland’s wetlands
Our pick of the best images of Ireland’s bogs and wetlands from Tina Claffey’s new book, Portal.
The ideal starter pack for Irish mythology this summer
Your go to books to discover Irish mythology this summer!
Our picks for the perfect summer staycation!
The best hidden gems of the Irish countryside for your summer holidays.
Five facts about bees!
For World Bee Day 2022, it’s important that we appreciate all of the good that these little insects have done for this planet. Bees are vital to the health of […]
The best hikes in Ireland!
Looking to get healthier for the summer or just get out there and explore our beautiful country? Why not head out walking and see the wildlife in some nice weather. […]
The important role of Irish bogs and wetlands on our climate’s health
In Ireland, we often take our bogs and wetlands for granted. They cover over 5% of our island, they form some of Europe’s oldest near-natural eco-systems dating over 10,000 years. […]
Five incredible Irish people to remember for World Heritage Day
With the Easter weekend just gone, World Heritage Day 2022 is probably not the first thing on your mind after all that chocolate, but it’s nice to honour fellow Irishmen […]
Staff picks from Currach Books’ spring sale!
Currach Books' spring sale is running until the 18th of April and there are plenty of great titles still available. Whether you're interested in Irish geography, literature or history we've [...]
Banshee Rising author helps Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland
Dear reader, My name is Riley Cain and I am an author and poet from Dublin, Ireland. Inspired by my nieces and nephews, I decided to write books for children […]
Mnáwesome! Celebrating writers and artists
For International Women’s Day we at Currach Books are celebrating our women authors and illustrators and showcasing books written by some very inspiring ladies. Today is a social, cultural and […]
Squeeze in a Read this National Reading Day!
Books are beneficial in many ways and reading can be highly valuable for children. The advantages of reading are numerous and nurturing a love of reading for your little ones […]
Encourage the love of reading among family and friends
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we know all too well that it can be a little bit over the top for those of us who shy away from […]
Exciting Spring Releases!
With good weather just around the corner, it’s time to shake off those winter blues and look forward to the brightness of spring. Currach Books is delighted to offer readers […]
A Robin’s Tale author interviewed for Longford Leader
Noelle Rock explains her inspiration for ‘A Robin’s Tale’ and how the illustrations help lighten the theme
Author Noelle Rock interviewed by Irish Examiner
“What inspired you to write A Robin’s Tale?” Author Noelle Rock answers the question.
Currach Books titles included in 2021 Christmas reading guide!
Children’s Books Ireland includes A Robin’s Tale and Banshee Rising in this seasons’ guide
12 Days of Christmas – Our Children’s Selection
For the 1st day of Christmas, we present our Children’s selection – The Enchanted Lake
12 Days of Christmas – Our Climate Awareness Selection
For the 2nd day of Christmas, we present our Climate Awareness selection – A Dangerous Visionary
12 Days of Christmas – Our Mindfulness Selection
For the 3rd day of Christmas, we present our Mindfulness selection – Love Life
12 Days of Christmas – Our Young Adults Selection
For the 4th day of Christmas, we present our Young Adult selection – Banshee Rising
12 Days of Christmas – Our Photography Selection
For the 5th day of Christmas, we present our Photography selection – Edge of Light
12 Days of Christmas – Our Art Selection
For the 6th day of Christmas, we present our Art selection – Achill Island
12 Days of Christmas – Our Good Health selection
For the 7th day of Christmas, we present our Good Health selection – Fears, Phobias and Fantasies
12 Days of Christmas – Our Biography selection
For the 8th day of Christmas, we present our Biography selection – Yours ‘Til Hell Freezes
12 Days of Christmas – Our History selection
For the 9th day of Christmas, we present our History selection – All the Risings
12 Days of Christmas – Our Culture Selection
For the 10th day of Christmas, we present our Culture selection – Gaeilge: A Radical Revolution
12 Days of Christmas – Our Green Selection
For the 11th day of Christmas, we present our Green selection – The Bee’s Knees
12 Days of Christmas – Our Poetry Selection
For the 12th day of Christmas, we present our Poetry selection – A Farewell to Poetry
Psychiatrist says over-discussing mental health is a ‘double-edged sword’
Prof. Patricia Casey explains why de-stigmatisation of mental health is a ‘double-edged sword’.
The Lived Experience – Thoughts out of control
An inside look at the diagnosis and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in a case vignette
Independent.ie feature Prof. Casey and her new book on mental health
Prof. Casey speaks from years of experience on the topic of personality disorders
Business tycoon Eddie O’Connor reveals journey of success in ‘A Dangerous Visionary’
An exclusive extract from Eddie O’Connor’s autobiography ‘A Dangerous Visionary’
The Lived Experience – A diagnosis of ADHD in an adult
An inside look at the diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD in a case vignette
Celebrate Epilepsy Week with John Scally’s collection of beautiful thoughts!
An exclusive extract from Beautiful Thoughts for Beautiful Minds to mark Epilepsy Week
This Earth Day, let’s pledge to save our bees
It’s Earth Day! Let’s read up on bees and their swarming ways!
Experience Ireland through photographs
Explore our range of photography books depicting Ireland in all its beauty
Éire or Irelandshire
In this extract, the author asks two important questions when it comes to Irish language – Could it be revived? Should it be revived?
Bonding over the love of reading!
Celebrate mother’s day by bonding with your children over love of reading!
Ways to Foster a Love of Reading: E-books vs. physical books
What is the best way for your child to read a book? I would say that it doesn’t matter how they read books just so long as they’re reading.
O’Connor to share secrets of success in new biography
The Independent breaks news of businessman Eddie O’Connor’s new book
Books to get you in the holiday spirit!
Trying to find the ultimate Christmas gift can be difficult, especially for our loved ones. Whether they have a budding interest in photography, get lost in folk tales, or are […]
In the Footsteps of a Saint
An exclusive excerpt from Wild Stories from the Irish Uplands by John G. O’Dwyer Nobody else has influenced Irish lives so profoundly. Celebrated in more countries than any other, his […]
Need some staycation inspiration? We’re here to help!
The summer of 2020 will be recorded in the annals of history as one of enormous social upheaval. Nearly every one of us has been affected in one way or […]
Urban Bee Scene
Chapter 16: Dublin City Hives The Bee’s Knees by James Morrissey Honeybees are as sensitive to good property management as any two-legged tenants might be. That’s one reason why the work […]
The perfect summer reads – now on sale!
Ireland doesn’t exactly have a reliable summer but the observable increase in temperatures, the lowered frequency of rain and wind spells, and the relaxing schedule, both at work and the […]
Rick Riordan gives thumbs up to Mythical Irish Beasts
Most of us grew up reading Percy Jackson’s adventures and then watching (a little disappointingly) the movie adaptations as well. The world of Greek mythology has been transformed by the […]
To Bee or not to Bee
We all know bees as flying insects that go buzzzzzzz. They live in large colonies in hives that hang from trees and buildings and they have nasty stingers on their […]
Let’s Celebrate Poetry Day Ireland with the Bard
As we celebrate Poetry Day Ireland today, the country is in lockdown, life as we have known it has changed beyond recognition, and the future is full of uncertainty and […]
Fascinating eBooks on SALE for April!
The current pandemic requires us to stay at home not just for our own health, but also that of our society at large. We are at the mercy of delivery […]
Six thoughtful gifts for Mom this March
With all of the turmoil currently making its way around the globe, it’s important that we still foster positivity and strength. Great gifts for that special woman in your life […]
Celebrate World Book Day with Currach Books!
Happy Word Book Day to all our readers! Currach books has always strived to publish books that are different from the norm. We have previously published beautiful books that showcase […]
Let’s celebrate the culture of the ‘Emerald Isle’!
As the month of St Patrick’s Day and of celebrations of Irish culture all over the world, March is the perfect time of year to learn more about our beautiful […]
Celebrate the ‘City of the Tribes’ Galway as European Capital of Culture 2020
From the Claddagh to the Arts Festival and Macnas, Galway is the crown jewel of Irish culture and has long been held as a bastion of the Irish language, Gaelic […]
Discover Ireland’s Beauty with our pictorial collections
We all know heading back to work after the long Christmas break is the worst! It is dark outside, the winds are chilly, and Christmas is nearly a year away! […]
Our Top 5 Picks for Christmas!
With Christmas just around the corner, Currach Books presents its curated list of books to make your search for a perfect gift easier! We strive to publish books of Irish […]
Halloween Special – Excerpts from ‘Real Irish Ghost Stories’ by Paul Fennell
What you are now we used to be. What we are now you will be. – Capuchin Cemetery, Rome Today is Halloween, or Oíche Shamhna, and what better way to observe […]
Loving books this International Literacy Day
When reading turns into a passion for book collecting
Discover adorable dogs native to Ireland
Celebrate International Dog day with these furry friends
Mythical beasts you may not have heard of before
A peak inside our beautifully illustrated book by Mark Joyce
What is the future for the Irish Language?
Caoimhín De Barra explores the past, present and future of an Ghaeilge
Ageing joyfully with Catherine McCann
Explore happiness in older age this Happiness Happens Month
A unique insight into nineteenth century life
Elizabeth Dillon provides a glimpse into life for Victorian women
Irish heroes you should know about
Learn about those who influenced the world we know today.
Irish History: not a lesson but a culture
Learn something about Ireland that they didn’t teach you in school
Have quality time with family through books
Bond over books with topics on history, dogs, music and more!
A Gallery of Galway and local tales
Immerse yourself in an illustrated guide to the City of Tribes
Experience Ireland through its poetry
Immerse yourself in the world of verse with these Irish poems
Discover Ireland with our summer reads
Let our authors take you on a summer adventure through photos and words
Capturing the many moods of Achill Island
The unique light of the island through the eyes of Sean Cannon
Step into a past era: Dublin in the 1960s
Picture the past with Bill Hogan’s A Different Dublin
Celebrated poet says goodbye to poetry
Gabriel Fitzmaurice claims he has written his last poem
The big impact of Celtic music in Europe
Celtic music at the heart of a new Celtic identity in western Europe
A radical view on reviving the Irish language
What is necessary to restore our native tongue?
Celebrating the everyday moments of love
A poem filled with simple joys this Valentine’s Day
Migraine, so much bigger than ‘just a headache’
Inside the condition that affects over half a million Irish people
Looking at Dublin through an analogue lens
Using traditional photography to capture the spirit of the city
Sports stars show the importance of giving back
Rob Kearney shows his support for Epilepsy Ireland
Embracing your inner self this New Year
Nevermind ‘New Year, New You’, try ‘New Year, True You’
A Christmas Nativity on Achill Island
The humanity of the Nativity scene captured in paint and poetry
Mythical Irish Beasts now even harder to find
Book out of stock following Late Late Toy Show rush
Toy Show boost for Mythical Irish Beasts
Ryan Tubridy loves the ‘gorgeous illustrations’ in this Irish book
5 books to make someone smile this Christmas
Get inspired by some of our most beautiful books for gifting.
‘The real Dubs are from the Liberties’ – social historian
Imelda May a ‘wonderful ambassador for the Liberties’
Irish mythical monsters brought to life
Discover monsters and magic from every corner of Ireland
Discover the heart of old Dublin in The Liberties
Step back in time with a new book from historian Maurice Curtis
Joe Schmidt lines out to support Epilepsy book
Rugby coach praises author for donating royalties
Rediscovering lost values in Irish culture
Remembering our roots in a changing modern Ireland
Breaking old habits improves mental health
Daily wellbeing ideas this World Mental Health Day
5 uplifting reads for the Autumn months
Pick up some of our favorite books to read on these darker evenings
Fuelling your mind with positive inspiration
John Scally offers beautiful thoughts for your everyday life
Take a look at Ireland’s 9 native dog breeds
Which of these lovely dogs will be joining your family?
A hero’s journey: a path to greater meaning
Find greater meaning in your life by becoming a hero!
‘Achill: The Island’ reading and book signing in Galway
A ”brilliant”, ”beautifully wrought collection of poetry and imagery”
Celtic Songlines: a showcase of Celtic culture
Celtic culture and song from the eyes of Dónal Lunny.
Summer walks are an opportunity for mindfulness
Combining writing with walking improves physical and mental health
Modern culture is rediscovering the beauty of folklore
Ireland needs to promote its rich culture and history of storytelling
Bloomsday and the woman who inspired Joyce
Nora Barnacle was the inspiration for Leopold Bloom’s wife, Molly in Ulysses.
Celebrating the ‘creative spirit’ on Achill island
Capacity crowd attends launch of a book of Achill poetry and paintings
‘Underbelly’ of Irish rural life revealed
Atmospheric photos capture aspects of Irish life increasingly lost to modernisation