Authors

  • Gerry Adams

    Adams, Gerry

    President of Sinn Féin and TD for Louth, Gerry Adams has been a published writer since 1982. His books have won critical acclaim in many quarters and have been widely translated. His writings range from local history and reminiscence to politics and short stories, and they include the fullest and most authoritative exposition of modern Irish republicanism.   (more)

    • An Irish Eye
    • An Irish Journal
    • An Irish Voice
  • Patrice Aggs

    Aggs, Patrice

    Patrice Aggs was born and brought up in the United States, but now lives in West Sussex, England. She has illustrated over thirty-five picture books for children. In the early 1980s she was part of the team which produced the animated film The Snowman.

    Patrice is currently writing picture books, illustrating and printmaking.   (more)

    • Strawberry Squirt
    • Ducks in Trouble
  • Sheila Agnew

    Agnew, Sheila

    Sheila Agnew was born in New York and grew up in Dublin with her sister and two brothers. They liked to pretend to be the children in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

    Although Sheila couldn’t quite make it to Narnia, she set out to experience what she could of this world.   (more)

    • Marooned in Manhattan
    • Central Park Showdown
    • The Irish Gardener's Handbook
  • James Allison

    Allison, James

    James Allison is from London and is a professional writer. Demon From the Deep End is his first book for children.

    • Demon from the Deep End
  • Brendan Anderson

    Anderson, Brendan

    Brendan Anderson was born in Belfast in December 1945. He has worked in print for thirty-five years – first as a compositor, then as a proofreader, a typesetter and page make-up artist. Selected by an enlightened editor at the Irish News to be trained as a journalist in 1989, he became senior reporter and security writer for that paper within two years. He has covered all the big stories of the Irish troubles, and interviewed and questioned all of the major players.   (more)

    • Joe Cahill
  • Mary Arrigan

    Arrigan, Mary

    Mary Arrigan is an award-winning writer of fiction for children and teenagers. She has been shortlisted for the Readers Association Award, the Bisto Award and the White Raven Award.

    • Milo and One Dead Angry Druid
    • Milo and The Raging Chieftains
    • Milo and the Pirate Sisters
  • Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald

    Ashe FitzGerald, Mairéad

    Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald grew up in County Clare. She is a graduate of NUI Galway and University College Dublin where she studied Archaeology. Mairéad taught Irish and History before working in publishing for many years. Being invited by OBP to write books allows her to indulge her passion for research into Ireland's history, archaeology and literature.

    • A Terrible Beauty
    • Castles of Ireland
    • Best-Loved Yeats
    • The Supermarket Ghost
    • Sailor Bear
    • Inside the GPO 1916
    • Celtic Tales of Enchantment
  • Barrett, Betty

    Betty Barrett is an experienced Dublin tour guide with extensive knowledge of the city, its history and attractions.
    • The Golden Book of Dublin
    • Le Livre d'Or Dublin
    • El Libro de Oro Dublín
  • Philip Barrett

    Barrett, Philip

    Philip Barrett is an illustrator, designer and comic artist originally from Co. Donegal and currently living in Dublin. He has been self-publishing comics since 2001, including writing and drawing 9 issues of his catch-all title 'Matter' and contributing to numerous anthologies. In 2010 the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry published Philip's 'best-of' collection 'The Human in Me'.   (more)

    • Where's Larry This Time?
    • Where's Larry? The Colouring Book
    • Where's Larry?
  • Philomena Begley

    Begley, Philomena

    Multi-award-winning singer Philomena Begley is an Irish country star whose international career in show business spans fifty-five years. Philomena lives in Galbally, County Tyrone with her husband, Tom, and she is a proud mother of three and a grandmother of five. When not entertaining the masses, Philomena enjoys spending time with her family, following Tyrone GAA and baking.

    • Philomena Begley
  • Brendan Behan

    Behan, Brendan

    Brendan Behan was born in Dublin in 1923. In 1954 his play, The Quare Fellow, was accepted for production by the Pike Theatre in Dublin. Another play, The Hostage, and his autobiographical Borstal Boy make him an international name. Brendan Behan died in 1964.
    • After The Wake
  • Benjaminse, Paul

    Paul Benjaminse is an award winning cartographer and author. He lives in Amsterdam.

    • Around Ireland on a Bike
  • Eileen Bergin

    Bergin, Eileen

    EILEEN BERGIN established The Butler’s Pantry in 1987 as a response to the changing trends in Irish lifestyles and eating habits. The first shop opened on Mount Merrion Avenue in Blackrock and the business has expanded to seven shops in the Dublin and Wicklow areas.
    • The Butler's Pantry
  • Bermingham, Ann

    Ann Bermingham has worked in many different areas throughout her career, but this is the first time that she has added writer to that list. She has previously worked as a teacher, a journalist and a librarian. She now works as a counsellor in a women’s refuge in Coolock, County Dublin. She is married with four children.
    • Trouble for Tuffy
    • Jimeen
    • The Big Fight
  • Gary Blackwood

    Blackwood, Gary

    Gary Blackwood has written novels for young readers including Wild Timothy, Beyond the Door and The Dying Sun. His involvement in the theatre, both as a playwright and as an amateur actor, goes back a long way ... though not quite to Shakespeare's day. Gary lives with his wife and two children on an acre of land surrounded by cow pastures outside Carthage, Missouri.
    • Shakespeare's Scribe
    • Tina and the Tooth Fairy
  • Brendan Boland

    Boland, Brendan

    Born in 1961, Brendan Boland is originally from Dundalk, Co Louth. Today he lives with his wife and childhood sweetheart Martina in the UK, where he works with a multinational media group.  In 1975 he disclosed to a priest that he had been abused by Fr Brendan Smyth. He became embroiled in a secret church inquiry that he thought would put a stop to Smyth’s abuse.   (more)

    • Sworn to Silence
  • Gerry Boland

    Boland, Gerry

    Born in Dublin, Gerry Boland is a writer, teacher and committed environmentalist.

    • Marco Moves In
    • Marco: Master of Disguise
    • Marco: Moonwalker
  • Muriel Bolger

    Bolger, Muriel

    Muriel Bolger is an experienced travel writer and magazine editor.
    • Beautiful Landscapes of Ireland
    • Irlande - Paysages Glorieux
    • A Short History of Ireland's Writers
    • Thar an Trasnán
    • The Midnight Court
  • Dr. Bourke, Edward J.

    Edward J. Bourke is a scientist working at Diageo St James’s Gate Global Beer Technical Centre.
    He has an abiding interest in industrial history, especially relating to Ireland, and has published several books on shipwrecks around the Irish coast.
    His fascination with the Guinness brewery began at an early age as both his parents and grandparents owned pubs in Dublin.

    • The Guinness Story
  • Sarah Bowie

    Bowie, Sarah

    Sarah Bowie is an illustrator, author and cartoonist who lives in Dublin. She is a founder member of The Comics Lab and her work has been published in a range of books, comics and magazines. Sarah Bowie's first picture book, Let's See Ireland, was published in Spring 2016.

    • Let's See Ireland!
    • We're Going to the Zoo!
  • Peter Boylan

    Doctor Boylan, Peter

    Dr Peter Boylan, MAO, FRCPI, FRCOG, is a retired consultant obstetrician/gynaecologist. He practiced at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin, where he was Master from 1991 to 1998.

    • The Irish Pregnancy Book
  • Sean Boylan

    Boylan, Sean

    Seán Boylan is remembered for being the manager who brought the Sam Maguire to Meath after a gap of twenty years and then brought it back three more times. Born in Dunboyne, he has had a lifelong association with Co. Meath.

    John Quinn is a writer and broadcaster. He retired from RTÉ Radio in 2002 after a distinguished career of twenty-seven years.   (more)

    • Seán Boylan
    • The Port Wine Stain
    • Dubliners
  • Sean Boyne

    Boyne, Sean

    Sean Boyne is a journalist and author. He retired in 2009 as Political Correspondent of the Sunday World, one of Ireland’s major newspapers.

    • Gunrunners
    • Sold into Marriage
  • Gerry Bradley

    Bradley, Gerry

    GERRY BRADLEY was an IRA operator all of his adult life, from 1970 until the ceasefire in 1994, carrying out shootings, bombings and raids.

    • Insider
  • Brianóg Brady Dawson

    Brady Dawson, Brianóg

    Brianóg Brady Dawson is a primary school teacher from County Sligo. She now lives in Dublin with her husband and two children.

    Her first book, Granny's Teeth, became a No.1 Bestseller, and was now followed by seven more stories about the mischievous Danny who always ends up in trouble, even when he's trying to be good! 

    • Danny Brown and the Big Surprise
    • Danny Brown and his Daft Dog
    • Danny Brown and the Talking Teeth
  • Brandt, Beate

    Beate Brandt has a translation degree from the University of Saarbrücken. She moved to Ireland in 1994, where she set up a localisation company with her partner in 2002. She lives and works in Ireland and Germany.

    • Das Book of Kells
    • Die Beliebtesten Irischen Sagen
    • All in the Cooking
  • Brenock, Michael

    Michael Brenock grew up in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in a market gardening family. In his early career as a horticulturist, he worked on various local authority schemes designed to encourage home gardening and self-sufficiency, until the demise of such schemes in the 1970s. He also worked at Teagasc developing commercial vegetable growing.   (more)

    • The Irish Gardener's Handbook
  • Cathy Breslin

    Breslin, Cathy

    Cathy Breslin is a counsellor and hypnotherapist with a thriving practice in Dublin. She runs self-help seminars throughout Ireland and is a master practitioner and trainer in the psychological technology Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). Cathy spent ten years in California where she developed training programmes in the service industry and was a programme director for a top international weight loss company.   (more)

    • Your Life only a Gazillion Times Better
  • Marian Broderick

    Broderick, Marian

    Marian Broderick is a writer and editor who lives and works in London. She is second-generation Irish; her parents are from Limerick and Donegal. She spent every summer of her childhood in Ireland and has developed strong links with the place and the people. Wild Irish Women: Extraordinary Lives from History proved hugely popular and Marian furthered her research to bring the reader more wild Irish women in this volume.

     

    • Saint Patrick
    • Bold, Brilliant and Bad
    • Wild Irish Women
  • Juanita Browne

    Browne, Juanita

    Juanita Browne, a Zoology graduate with an MA in Media Studies, has almost 20 years’ experience across television, radio, magazines, books, and newspapers. She works on natural history documentaries for television, including the multi-award-winning ‘Secret Life of the Shannon’ and ‘On a River in Ireland’, ‘Wild Cities’ and ‘Wild Ireland’.   (more)

    • The Great Big Book of Irish Wildlife
  • Ken Bruen

    Bruen, Ken

    Ken Bruen (born 1951) is an Irish writer of hard-boiled and noir crime fiction. His books have been widely translated and adapted for the screen. He lives in Galway.
    • American Skin
    • Dublin Noir
    • Hide and Speak Irish
  • Sheila Bugler

    Bugler, Sheila

    Sheila Bugler grew up in the west of Ireland. After studying Psychology at University College Galway, she left Ireland and worked in Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and Argentina before finally settling in London, where she lives with her husband Sean, and their children, Luke and Ruby.

    In 2008, she was one of four writers to be offered a place on the Arts Council-funded Apprenticeships in Fiction programme – a mentoring scheme designed to nurture emerging writers in the UK and Ireland.   (more)

    • Hunting Shadows
    • The Waiting Game
    • All Things Nice
    • The Writers
    • The Adventures of Shamrock Sean
  • Marie Burlington

    Burlington, Marie

    MARIE BURLINGTON illustrated Trouble for Tuffy in the O'Brien FLYERS series. Helpful Hannah was the first book she both wrote and illustrated herself. Marie is also the author and illustrator of Dear Me!
    • Trouble for Tuffy
    • The Little Witch Who Can't Spell
    • Helpful Hannah
  • Conor Busuttil

    Busuttil, Conor

    Conor Busuttil is a children’s picture book illustrator and passionate doodler. His most recent works include Blue Peter’s “Here be Dragons” competition exhibition, featured in Kew Gardens. He has worked closely with Hampton Court Palace to produce a digital story “The King of the Beasts”.   (more)

    • The Children of Lir
    • My First Book of GAA
  • Emma Byrne

    Byrne, Emma

    Emma Byrne is a graphic designer and artist. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. She has won numerous awards for her design including The IDI (Irish Design Institute) Graduate Designer of the Year, the IDI Promotional Literature Award for her work on Brown Morning, and a Children’s Books Ireland Bisto Merit Award for her work on Something Beginning With P: New Poems from Irish Poets.   (more)

    • The Most Beautiful Letter in the World
    • Spirit of the Titanic
    • Ulysses
    • The Emotional Cook
    • Deadlines and D**kheads
    • The Rose of Tralee
  • Byrne, Mary

    Mary Byrne caught the popular imagination when she got to the finals of X-Factor, showing that dreams really can come through. From working on a till in Tesco, she now fills stadiums and has two highly successful albums to her name.
    • This Is My Life
    • The Lost Fairy
    • Moncaí Dána
  • Joe Cahill

    Cahill, Joe

    Joe Cahill was a lifelong and high-ranking member of the IRA. 

    • Joe Cahill
    • Public Virtue, Public Love
    • A Witch in a Fix
    • The Witch in the Woods
    • The Witch Apprentice
  • David Caren

    Caren, David

    David Caren is a regular contributor on fatherhood and men’s health issues for print, web and radio. David is dad to three wonderful and welcoming distractions.

    • The Irish Dad's Survival Guide to Pregnancy [& Beyond]
  • Anna Carey

    Carey, Anna

    ANNA CAREY is a journalist and author from Dublin who has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent and many other publications. Anna’s first book, The Real Rebecca, was published in 2011, and went on to win the Senior Children’s Book prize at the Irish Book Awards. Rebecca returned in the critically acclaimed Rebecca’s Rules, Rebecca Rocks and Rebecca is Always Right.   (more)

    • Rebecca Rocks
    • The Making of Mollie
    • Rebecca is Always Right
    • The Writers
  • Carroll, Mary

    Mary Carroll and Katie Long run PINE FOREST ARTS -- a famous name in children's art for the past 30 years. Creativity, innovation, fun and a wide range of skill and experiences are available to children everywhere through the arts centre and the exciting new Pine Forest Arts books.
    • Art & Craft Adventures 2
    • Art & Craft Adventures 1
    • Art and Craft Explorer 2
  • Michael Carroll

    Carroll, Michael

    Michael Carroll is an internationally-successful fantasy and science-fiction writer. His books include The New Heroes series (titled The Quantum Prophesy in America) and he has written for many publications including the zenith of the career for a european comics fan -- writing Judge Dredd stories for 2000AD!
    • Moonlight
  • Carson, Emily

    Emily Carson is a freelance writer and festival organiser. She has worked for the James Joyce Centre as the Marketing Manager for the Bloomsday Festival. This is her first book.

    • Written in My Heart
  • Cartoon Saloon

    Cartoon Saloon,

    Cartoon Saloon is a Kilkenny-based animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. They are best-known for their Academy Award-nominated feature-length animations The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, but have also done a wide range of television programmes and some lovely illustration work for O'Brien Press books.

    • The Story of Ireland
    • The Secret of Kells
    • The Secret of Kells
  • Seamus Cashman

    Cashman, Seamus

    Seamus Cashman established Wolfhound Press Ltd in 1974 as a literary and cultural publishing house, and as publisher until 2001 won an international reputation for the press, earning many design, publishing and children's book awards over the years. A former teacher and book editor, his own published works include two co-edited and lasting volumes, Irish Poems for Young People and Proverbs and Sayings of Ireland.   (more)

    • Irish Proverbs & Sayings
    • The A to Z of Being Irish
    • Irish Mammy in Your Pocket
    • Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, PS, I scored the bridesmaids
    • The Big Brother
    • Ross O'Carroll-Kelly: The Teenage Dirtbag Years
  • Howard Clarke

    Clarke, Howard

    Howard Clarke, a director of The Medieval Trust, the parent body of Dublinia Ltd, has published extensively on the history of medieval Dublin and the Viking Age in general.

    • Dublin and the Viking World
    • Dublin
  • Judith Clarke

    Clarke, Judith

    Judith Clarke was born and educated in Sydney and now lives in Melbourne with her husband and son. She has worked as a teacher, librarian and lecturer, and has also published novels for younger readers and short stories and poetry in magazines.

    Her three Al Capsella novels and her collection of stories The Boy on the Lake were first published in Australia with great success, and later in America.   (more)

    • Al Capsella and the Watchdogs
    • Friend of my Heart
  • Kathleen Clarke

    Clarke, Kathleen

    Kathleen Clarke was a political activist and wife of Tom Clarke, the first signatory of the Easter 1916 Proclamation. She knew and worked with many of the major figures in modern Irish history, like Eamon De Valera, Michael Collins, Padraig Pearse and James Connolly.
    • Kathleen Clarke
  • Catherine Cleary

    Cleary, Catherine

    CATHERINE CLEARY is a journalist, author and broadcaster. She began her career as a reporter with The Irish Times in 1994 and became security correspondent of The Sunday Tribune. She met Alice Leahy in the 1990s while reporting on social issues around crime and poverty. Catherine’s publications include: Life Sentence, Murder Victims and their Families (2004) and A Month of Somedays, How One Woman made the most of Now (2012).   (more)

    • Life Sentence
    • The Stars Are Our Only Warmth
    • Holy Terrors
  • Malachy Clerkin

    Clerkin, Malachy

    Malachy Clerkin is the chief sportswriter of the Sunday Tribune where he has worked since winning a sportswriting competition organised and overseen by his co-author Gerard Siggins in 1999.
    He has been assured by his co-author that there was more than one entrant, but has yet to see documentary proof that this was the case.
    He has covered every conceivable sporting event for the Tribune, from Olympic Games to World Cups in soccer and rugby.
    • Lansdowne Road
    • After the Celtic Tiger
  • Eoin Colfer

    Colfer, Eoin

    EOIN COLFER is the one of the world's favourite children's authors, and has written the international bestselling Artemis Fowl books. A former schoolteacher, Eoin lives in Wexford with his wife Jackie and sons Finn and Seán. He has worked in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy, as well as in Ireland.   (more)

    • Ed's Funny Feet
    • Ed's Bed
    • Benny and Omar
  • Lorcan Collins

    Collins, Lorcan

    Lorcan Collins co-author, with Conor Kostick, of The Easter Rising: A Guide to Dublin in 1916; founder of the 1916 Walking Tour of Dublin; lectures on Easter 1916 in the United States, and a regular contributor to radio, television and historical journals.   (more)

    • 1916: The Rising Handbook
    • Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-21
    • The Easter Rising
  • Stephen Collins

    Collins, Stephen

    STEPHEN COLLINS is political editor of the Sunday Tribune and is a frequent contributor to radio and television programmes on political matters. He has written several books, including The Haughey Files and Spring and the Labour Story. His latest book, The Power Game, charting the rise and fall and rise again of the Fianna Fáil party, is a bestseller.
    • People, Politics and Power
    • Edward Daly
    • Sean Heuston
  • Nicola Colton

    Colton, Nicola

    Nicola Colton is an illustrator based in Dublin. Her style is playful and colourful and very much influenced by folktales/folk art, scenes in nature and children’s picture books.

    Her website is www.nicolacolton.com.

    • Viva Alice!
    • Don't Ask Alice
    • Alice in the Middle
  • Kathleen Comerford

    Comerford, Kathleen

    KATHLEEN COMERFORD has been preparing drivers for driving test success since 1999. She trained at the UK’s Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and worked for several years with the IAM in Ireland. Kathleen trained fleet drivers in risk assessment and has worked with the Irish School of Excellence in running driver education programmes for transition year students.

    • Pass Your Driving Test in Ireland
    • Hide and Speak Irish
  • Stephen Conlin

    Conlin, Stephen

    Stephen Conlin was born in County Armagh, studied in Dublin and Belfast, and now divides his time between England and the Czech Republic. An early interest in historic buildings led to exhibitions and illustration work, including several postage stamp issues for An Post. He regularly carries out commissions for conservation bodies such as the National Trust in the UK, Historic Environment Scotland, English Heritage and Country Life magazine.   (more)

    • Dublin
    • Dublin
  • Marita Conlon-McKenna

    Conlon-McKenna, Marita

    Born in Dublin in 1956 and brought up in Goatstown, Marita went to school at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Mount Anville, later working in the family business, the bank, and a travel agency. She has four children with her husband James, and they live in the Stillorgan area of Dublin.

    Marita was always fascinated by the Famine period in Irish history and read everything available on the subject.   (more)

    • Under the Hawthorn Tree
    • Wildflower Girl
    • Fields of Home
    • The Christy Moore Songbook
  • Kevin Connolly

    Connolly, Kevin

    Kevin Connolly grew up in Bailieborough, Co Cavan. In 1982, he opened the Winding Stair Bookshop and Café in Dublin, and in 1995, a second branch in Sligo. After a decade in the US, he has now returned to live in Sligo.

    • Arise And Go
  • Tom Connolly

    Connolly, Tom

    Tom Connolly was born in Charleville, County Cork, in 1934, the eighth member of a family of thirteen. His father and grandfather were both policemen. He joined the Garda Síochána in 1955, and retired in 1994, having risen to the rank of Detective Superintendent. He has been commended on many occasions for his impartiality and conscientiousness in conducting investigations, and was awarded the Gold Scott Medal for valour in 1975.   (more)

    • Detective
  • Connor, Michael

    Michael Connor is a school teacher who lives in Limerick.

    • An Buachaill Bó
    • Scuab Fiacal Danny
    • Conor's Canvas
  • Don Conroy

    Conroy, Don

    JIM WILSON is a leading figure in wildlife conservation in Ireland. He has been an enthusiastic birdwatcher for over 20 years and travels throughout the country promoting and encouraging awareness of Ireland's birdlife. Jim lives in Cobh and works in Cork city.

    DON CONROY, well-known as an artist and TV personality is also a wildlife expert and devotes much of his time to conservation work, particularly with owls.   (more)

    • The Celestial Child
    • Sky Wings
    • After the Celtic Tiger
  • John Cooney

    Cooney, John

    John Cooney is a journalist and broadcaster based in Dublin. He is a visiting Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen and Director of the Humbert Summer School in County Mayo. A former Religious Affairs correspondent with the Irish Times, he is author of The Crozier and The Dáil, Church-State in Ireland 1922-1986.
    • John Charles McQuaid
    • Fireman Sinead
    • Sinead the Dancer
    • Sinéad ag Damhsa
    • Dare to Dream
  • Kevin Corcoran

    Corcoran, Kevin

    KEVIN CORCORAN has an intimate knowledge and love of the Irish landscape. An environmental biologist, he has studied the West of Ireland both professionally and as a rambler, and lectures on Ecology and Environmental Studies. Operating a private nature reserve, he is tirelessly involved in the repair and creation of natural habitats, for both educational and preservation purposes.   (more)

    • Kerry Walks
    • West of Ireland Walks
  • Vawn Corrigan

    Corrigan, Vawn

    Dublin-based writer Vawn Corrigan is a graduate of  Trinity College Dublin. Vawn's writing on Irish craft has been published in the Irish Arts ReviewIrish Antiques JournalIreland of the Welcomes and the international textiles magazine Selvedge. She is also a contributor to RTÉ  radio's Sunday Miscellany. Vawn enjoys collaborations which document the social history of living craft traditions.

    • Irish Aran
  • Paddy Crosbie

    Crosbie, Paddy

    Paddy Crosbie was born in Dublin in 1913, educated at St Paul's CBS, St Patrick's Training College, Drumcondra and University College, Dublin. He was the famous creator of such radio and television programmes as The School Around the Corner, Back to School, Tug O'Words and Paddy's Playground, and made frequent appearances on The Late Late Show.   (more)

    • Your Dinner's Poured Out
  • Máire Cruise O'Brien

    Cruise O'Brien, Máire

    An established Irish language author, Máire has published many highly acclaimed volumes of verse, articles, short stories and translations.

    • The Same Age as the State
    • The Same Age as the State
    • Demon from the Deep End
  • Frank Cullen

    Cullen, Frank

    Dr Frank Cullen is Head of School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology in the Dublin Institute of Technology.

    • All In The Food
  • Mark Cunningham

    Cunningham, Mark

    A devoted Horslips fan since his early teens, Mark Cunningham first interviewed the band in 1995, for Hot Press magazine. Later, he created the souvenir brochures for the band’s reunion tours, and produced videos for their general promotion.

    Mark’s early career was focused on work as a bass guitarist, composer and producer.   (more)

    • Horslips
  • Noel Cunningham

    Cunningham, Noel

    TV personality and hotelier Noel Cunningham has always had a passion about manners and etiquette. Noel has a long and distinguished career in Hotel Catering and Tourism. He has worked on some of the great ocean-going liners and is well acquainted with the grand hotels of the world. He has always been of the opinion that the well-mannered young person, aware of the social niceties, and well versed in the requirements of proper etiquette, will have the perfect head start in life! He has met film stars and royalty, politicians and primates, and the wonderful Joe Soaps.   (more)

    • Noel Cunningham's Guide to Modern Irish Manners
  • Dr. Curran, Robert

    No one is sure where Bob Curran comes from. Tradition says that one moment he wasn’t there and the next moment he was in County Down. He has, however, held various jobs – including gravedigger, hospital porter, civil servant and teacher – has studied History and Education at the New University of Ulster, and has received a Ph.D.   (more)

    • The Truth About Leprechauns
    • Holy Smoke
    • A Haunted Land
  • Austin Currie

    Currie, Austin

    AUSTIN CURRIE first came to prominence as one of the most articulate and powerful Civil Rights activists in the Northern Ireland of the 1960s, where his most famous stand was the unheard-of occupation of a council house in Caledon, County Tyrone, in a protest against the sectarian bias in social housing allocations.   (more)

    • All Hell Will Break Loose
  • Judi Curtin

    Curtin, Judi

    Judi Curtin is the best-selling author of the ‘Alice and Megan’ series, the 'Eva' series. several other books. Judi's new series, beginning with Time After Time, is about Beth and Molly, accidental time-travelling best friends. Judi Curtin won the Irish Book Award Senior 2017 for Stand By Me.

    • Time After Time
    • Stand By Me
    • You've Got A Friend
    • Le più belle Leggende Irlandesi
  • D'Arcy, Gordon

    Gordon D'Arcy is an artist inspired by nature. He has been he has been drawing and painting since childhood. Birds are the main theme but he also depicts plants, animals and landscapes and other nature themes stimulated by travels in Europe, Africa and America. His works include commissions for public art work for Local Authorities and communities.   (more)

    • Ireland's Coast
  • Stephanie Dagg

    Dagg, Stephanie

    Stephanie Dagg lives in West Cork and works as an editor. She has her own website with games, chat and talk about children's books.
    • Anna's Secret Granny
    • The Big Brother
    • Cáitín sa Chistin
    • Wild Dublin
  • Gerry Daly

    Daly, Gerry

    Gerry Daly was born in Dublin, grew up in County Wicklow. Gerry studied Fine art at IADT, worked as a graphic designer for several years, and later found work in developing websites.

    • Where Are You, Puffling?
    • What Are Friends For?
  • Derek Davis

    Davis, Derek

    DEREK DAVIS has been a prominent figure in the Irish media for the past thirty years. A familiar household name, Derek presented RTÉ television’s Live at Three with Thelma Mansfield for 11 years and is a regular guest presenter of RTÉ Radio 1’s Liveline.
    • And That Was ... Derek Davis
  • Stephen Davison

    Davison, Stephen

    STEPHEN DAVISON is a photographer with Pacemaker, Belfast. A road-racing enthusiast, he has followed the career of Joey Dunlop for many years, producing award-winning pics for specialist magazines, newspapers and TV. His website is at stephendavison.photoshelter.com/index

    • Joey Dunlop
  • Louis de Paor

    de Paor, Louis

    LOUIS DE PAOR is one of the most celebrated poets of the Irish language. A former editor of the acclaimed Irish language journal Innti (founded by Michael Davitt, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Liam Ó Muirthile and Gabriel Rosenstock), he is now the Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway.   (more)

    • The Miraculous Parish / An Paróiste Míorúilteach
    • Survivors
  • Patrick Deeley

    Deeley, Patrick

    Patrick Deeley is a teacher and poet. He has three books of poems to his name from Dedalus Press, with a fourth due next year. He also runs a workshop in Ballyfermot, specialising in children's poetry. Originally from Loughrea, County Galway, he has spent more than half his life teaching in Dublin.
    • My Dog Lively
    • Mo Mhadra Beoga
  • Sarah Dent

    Dent, Sarah

    Sarah Dent is archaeological curator and education officer at Dublinia

    • Dublin
  • Paddy Dillon

    Dillon, Paddy

    Paddy Dillon is a freelance outdoor writer specialising in Ireland and Britain. He is the author of many articles and guidebooks including The National Trails of Britain and Ireland, The Mountains of Ireland, The Irish Coast to Coast Walk, Exploring the North of Ireland, and Exploring the South of Ireland.   (more)

    • The Mournes Walks
  • Donovan, Anna

    Anna Donovan, a former teacher, lives in Dublin and is the author of several books for young people.
    • Glac Sos Uimhir a hAon
    • Where's Murphy?
    • Cá bhfuil Murchú?
    • Cracking Crime
  • Noreen Doody

    Doody, Noreen

    Dr Noreen Doody is a writer and academic who has published extensively on W.B. Yeats and Oscar Wilde. She is a senior lecturer in English Literature and the former head of the Department of English at St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin. She currently teaches on the MA programme in Children’s Literature in the School of English, Dublin City University.

    • The Moon Spun Round
  • Doolan, Catherine

    Catherine Doolan is a primary teacher in a small rural school in Co Offaly. She teaches 9-12 year olds. Catherine is married with three young children. Bad Hair Day, Panda No. 22, is her first book.
    • Bad Hair Day
    • Drochlá Gruaige
  • Sheila Dooley

    Dooley, Sheila

    Sheila Dooley is the curator and educational officer in Dublinia, where she has played an innovative role in developing ground-breaking narratives of Viking Dublin for world-wide audiences.

    • Dublin and the Viking World
  • Tom Doorley

    Doorley, Tom

    Once a teacher in St Columba's, and then a freelance journalist and TV celebrity food critic, TOM DOORLEY now writes a popular restaurant column for The Irish Times. He also hosts a Saturday evening programme on RTÉ Radio 1 called ‘Food Talk’. This is his first book.
    • Muck and Merlot
  • Colm Doyle

    Doyle, Colm

    Colm Doyle graduated in architecture from Dundee University and practised in London with the award-winning Paul Davis & Partners before establishing DMVF Architects in 2005. As an RIAI Grade 3 conservation architect, Colm has a passion for integrating contemporary architecture within historic environments.

    • Make The Home You Love
  • Evan Doyle

    Doyle, Evan

    Evan Doyle opened his first restaurant in Clifden, County Galway, in 1985, and followed this with the original Strawberry Tree Restaurant in Killarney, County Kerry, in 1988. In 1999, together with his two brothers, Evan opened The BrookLodge Hotel in Macreddin Village, County Wicklow and it is here that today’s Strawberry Tree restaurant showcases artisan and locally produced organic foods.   (more)

    • Wild Food
    • Mother From Hell
  • Malachy Doyle

    Doyle, Malachy

    Malachy Doyle grew up in Ireland, studied in England, brought up his children in Wales, and has now come back to live in Ireland again. He is the author of many popular picture books, retold folk tales and a number of novels for older readers, including the critically-acclaimed Georgie and Who is Jesse Flood?
    • Swap
    • Mother From Hell
    • Arkle
  • Marie Duffy

    Duffy, Marie

    Born in Dublin’s south inner city, Marie Duffy first found fame in the 1960s, dancing on entertainment shows on the newly launched Teilifís Éireann. She went on to become one of Ireland’s foremost dancing teachers – at Inis Ealga and her own Marie Duffy Irish Dance School – mentoring world champions and some of the performers from the original Riverdance line.   (more)

    • Lady of the Dance
  • Barry Duggan

    Duggan, Barry

    Barry Duggan began his career in journalism when Limerick was hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

    As Mid-Western correspondent with Independent Newspapers, he is well placed to witness and chronicle a decade of Limerick’s troubles.

    • Mean Streets
  • Robert Dunbar

    Dunbar, Robert

    Robert Dunbar was a lecturer in English and children's literature, presenter of radio programme on children's books, and reviewer of children's books for Rattlebag on Radio One, The Irish Times and magazines. He also received the Children's Books Ireland award for services to Irish children's literature.

    Robert died in July 2016.

    • Skimming
    • Enchanted Journeys
  • Dunne, Bernard

    Bernard Dunne was born and raised in Neilstown, west Dublin, the place he still calls home. The son of Olympic boxer Brendan Dunne, he competed in his first boxing match at six years old, and spent the next twenty-three years training and perfecting his craft. Narrowly missing out on qualifying for the 2000 Olympics, Bernard went on to a hugely successful professional career, with twenty-eight wins from thirty fights.   (more)

    • Bernard Dunne
    • Feed Your Child Well
    • The Rose of Tralee
  • Des Ekin

    Ekin, Des

    Des Ekin was a journalist and is the author of four books. Born in County Down, Northern Ireland, he began his career as a reporter. After spending several years covering the Ulster Troubles, he rose to become Deputy Editor of the Belfast Sunday News before moving to his current home in Dublin.   (more)

    • Stone Heart
    • Single Obsession
    • Ireland's Pirate Trail
    • Celtic Names for Children
    • Diabolic Downloads