Publishers of Irish Poetry and Drama

Echo’s Grove

Derek Mahon

Echo’s Grove comprises a wide range of poems, ancient and modern, translated or ‘adapted’ from their languages of origin...
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Vona Groarke


From X-Factor to X-rated, the third least common letter in the English alphabet appears commonly in life.
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Tom French

Tom French’s third collection opens with the poet alone with his newborn son in a delivery room...
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Alan Gillis

The poems in Alan Gillis’s fourth collection, Scapegoat, find themselves on the edge...
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Jim Nolan

In the summer of 1934 in a village on the south coast of Ireland Johnny Kinnane, a returned 'Yank'...
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From Elsewhere

Ciaran Carson

From Elsewhere is the latest reach into another source by the ingenious translator of...
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The Rooms

Peter Sirr

Peter Sirr’s eighth collection is characteristically finely tuned to the facts and flu...
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Red Sails

Derek Mahon

This spirited collection of short essays adds further critical and autobiographical...
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Mickey Finn's Air

Gerald Dawe

Mickey Finn’s Air, Gerald Dawe’s eighth collection of poems, revels in how memory plays...
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Strong, My Love

Peter Fallon

Care, company, community have been fundamental concerns of Peter Fallon’s writing ...
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A heartbreaking and measured report of grief following the death of Ursula, the two-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Jan Kochanowski
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The Sun King

Conor O’Callaghan

Poems in The Sun King, Conor O’Callaghan’s fourth collection, happen in the spaces between parallel realities...
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Carnival Masks

Seán Lysaght

Seán Lysaght's unquestioned forte is nature poetry . . . he is the best practitioner in that field in Ireland today...
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Listening to Bach

Pearse Hutchinson

Pearse Hutchinson’s poems have long been recognized as unique, for their lively, learned, humane framing of experience...
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The Dead Zoo

Ciaran Berry


Reading Ovid on a transatlantic flight while registering concerns for his new-born son...
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Poem of the Month


Imagine staying still,
rooted to the spot,
to the five-hundred-year-old
brick floor of a house
in a quiet valley, listening
to the bricks — I feel them shifting
under the rug, like living things —
to the years gather

in the darkening room.
Unchanging valley,
neighbourhoods of grass
but breath by breath
the bricks see out their owners,
there’s nowhere
doesn’t work its slow removal:
lean back

into yielding grass, the long
tree-lined avenues, take root
in the brick whisper, the flight
stored in the furniture,
the key as you turn it
slipping from hand to hand;
hesitate, linger, take what you can
from the opening door.

by Peter Sirr
from The Rooms (2014)

Peter Sirr by Kevin Honan

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Ciaran Berry reads ‘At Ballyconneely’ from The Dead Zoo (2013)

Seán Lysaght reads ‘The Bay of Angels’ from Carnival Masks (2014)

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