• Irish Proverbs & Sayings
  • Mary Gallagher

    Gallagher, Mary

    Mary Gallagher lives in Dublin and previously worked for Enterprise Ireland. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Modern Irish History and a Certificate in Genealogy from University College Dublin.

    • Eamonn Ceannt
  • Andrew Gallimore

    Gallimore, Andrew

    Andrew Gallimore was educated at the University of Wales College of Cardiff and the University of Oxford where he was part of the Reuter Foundation Fellowship Programme for International Journalism. A former print journalist, he became a television reporter working on several news and current affairs programmes in the United Kingdom.   (more)

    • Babyface Goes to Hollywood
  • Tom Galvin

    Galvin, Tom

    TOM GALVIN went to Poland in 1994 to live and teach in a Polish state school for five years. He later worked as a journalist for The Warsaw Voice and Radio Polonia in Warsaw. He now works for the Evening Herald, on the Polski Herald supplement and as books editor.   (more)

    • There's An Egg in my Soup
  • John Gibney

    Gibney, John

    John Gibney has a PhD in History from Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of Ireland and the Popish Plot (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and of a number of articles on various aspects of Irish history for BBC Northern Ireland, Éire-Ireland, Field Day Review, Irish Historical Studies.   (more)

    • Sean Heuston
  • Ann Louise Gilligan

    Gilligan, Ann Louise

    ANN LOUISE GILLIGAN, PhD was appointed to the staff of St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, in 1976, and has worked in the area of teacher education at undergraduate and post-graduate level for the past thirty years. She established and directed its Educational Disadvantage Centre, and has lectured and published on the philosophy of the imagination, philosophies of difference and educational equality.   (more)

    • Our Lives Out Loud
  • Robbie Gilligan

    Gilligan, Robbie

    Robbie Gilligan is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. He has written academic books on the topics of Irish Child Care Services and Child Development. This is his first book with O’Brien Press.
    • Tony Gregory
    • The Invincibles
  • Tom Gilmore

    Gilmore, Tom

    Tom Gilmore is a journalist, author and broadcaster with The Tuam Herald and Galway Bay FM. He was recently honoured for his outstanding contribution to country music presented by Big Tom himself. Tom Gilmore has been writing about country music for over 30 years. Big Tom said of Tom Gilmore:

    "Tom and myself go back a long long way.   (more)

    • Big Tom
    • Paddy Cole
  • Trevis Gleason

    Gleason, Trevis

    Trevis L. Gleason is been an award-winning writer, culinarian, consultant and instructor. His memoir, Chef Interrupted, won the Prestige Award of the International Jury at the Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards, and Dingle Dinners represented Ireland in the 2018 World Cookbook Awards.   (more)

    • Burren Dinners
    • Dingle Dinners
    • Inside the GPO 1916
    • Inside the GPO 1916
  • Damien Goodfellow

    Goodfellow, Damien

    Damien Goodfellow is an artist and writer and lives in Galway. Damien's first graphic novel, Brian Boru - Ireland's Warrior King, was published in 2011

    • Black '47: A Story of Ireland's Great Famine
    • Brian Boru
  • Granville, Gary

    Gary Granville is Professor of Education in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He was formerly Assistant Chief Executive in the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). Originally a teacher in Dublin schools, he worked on innovative education projects in the Curriculum Development Unit in Dublin.   (more)

    • Dublin 1913
  • Matt Griffin

    Griffin, Matt

    Matthew Griffin was born in Dublin and now lives in Ennis. He has garnered a reputation as one of the most eclectic graphic artists in contemporary illustration, collecting awards and accolades for his work in publishing, advertising and, in particular, the field of poster art. His passion for visual design was always married to one for writing.   (more)

    • At War With the Empire
    • Bobby Sands
  • Darryl Grimason

    Grimason, Darryl

    'Born to fish and forced to work', Darryl Grimason is a TV reporter and presenter for BBC Northern Ireland. A native of County Armagh, he lives in Dollingstown with his wife Karen and two daughters. He has presented two popular television series about fishing, Coast to Coast and the award-winning Big Six.
    • Reading the Water
  • Gyalje Sherpa, Pemba

    Pemba Gyalje Sherpa was born in northern Nepal and grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest. His experience as a professional mountain guide has taken him to the Alps and Himalaya, including to the summit of Everest on seven occasions. He is an IVBV/UIAGM/IFMGA-certified mountain guide since 2009 and is an expert in alpine rescue and climbing.   (more)

    • The Summit
    • Exploring the World of Colmcille
  • Dave Hannigan

    Hannigan, Dave

    Dave Hannigan is a sports columnist with The Sunday Tribune, the Evening Echo and New York’s Irish Echo.

    He is the author of three previous books and is also an adjunct professor of history at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island.

    • De Valera in America
    • Terence MacSwiney
  • Peter Harbison

    Harbison, Peter

    Dr Peter Harbison is honorary academic editor of the Royal Irish Academy, Professor of Archaeology at the Royal Hibernian Academy, and an honorary fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. He studied archaeology at UCD and the University of Marburg and was editor of
    Ireland of the Welcomes for nine years.   (more)

    • Dublin
    • Dublin
    • Beautiful Landscapes of Ireland
  • Greg Harkin

    Harkin, Greg

    Greg Harkin is the Belfast journalist who broke the Stakeknife story.

    • Stakeknife
  • Edward Hayden

    Hayden, Edward

    EDWARD HAYDEN works in Dunbrody Country House where he teaches in the Dunbrody Cookery School. Edward also teaches adult education courses in Waterford Institute of Technology and regularly lectures in Ryeland House Cookery School, Inish Beg Estate cookery school and An Grianan, ICA Adult Education Centre.   (more)

    • Food To Love
    • Food for Friends
  • Hayes, Tadhg

    Tadhg Hayes lives and works in Kerry, one of the richest sources of 'the Gab' in the country.
    • Gift of the Gab
  • Healy, Pat

    Racing photographer supremo Pat ‘Cash’ Healy is known to many in the horse racing world. His father Liam senior began the family horse racing photography business in the 1970s and today Pat Healy is a familiar figure, with his brother Liam and nephew Kevin, at racetracks around the country and the big meets abroad.   (more)

    • Thrills and Spills
  • Shay Healy

    Healy, Shay

    SHAY HEALY is an author, songwriter, TV producer and presenter. His RTÉ 1 pet series, Beastly Behaviour, was a big hit with audiences old and young. He also released a CD of animal songs, Havananimal Week. Shay is best known as the writer of ‘What’s Another Year’, which won the Eurovision Song Contest for Johnny Logan in 1980.
    • On the Road
  • Heatherington, Emma

    Emma Heatherington is a bestselling author from Donaghmore, County Tyrone. Her novels include the UK Top Ten Amazon Kindle hit The Legacy of Lucy Harte (HarperImpulse, HarperCollins, 2017) which is also translated internationally. Emma has also penned three stage musicals and over sixty educational short films and plays.   (more)

    • Philomena Begley
  • Dave Hendrick

    Hendrick, Dave

    Dublin native Dave Hendrick's previous work includes The Symptoms (Zuda) and Short Sharp Schlocks. He is currently working on a number of projects including a Pearl Jam comic book anthology and other graphic novels. For more                                                                                                                                            

    • Granuaile: Queen of Storms
  • Regina Hennelly

    Hennelly, Regina

    Regina Hennelly is a journalist and writes for The Examiner and The Irish Independent. She has reported extensively on the Barr tribunal which was set up to investigate the Abbeylara shooting.
    • Abbeylara
  • Gillian Hick

    Hick, Gillian

    Gillian Hick was born in Dublin and has practised as a vet both in Dublin and in Wicklow for the many years. She also works for the Irish Blue Cross. She lives in Co. Wicklow, where she has her own practice, with her husband, three children, and a large assortment of four-legged companions.

    • Vet On A Mission
    • Vet on the Loose
    • Vet Among the Pigeons
  • Anne Holland

    Holland, Anne

    Anne Holland was a successful amateur rider who once rode at Aintree on Grand National day. She has written many books on horse-racing including Steeplechasing: A Celebration, The Grand National: The Irish At Aintree and All in the Blood.

    • Arkle
    • Festival Fever
    • The Grand National
    • The Dublin Marathon
  • Paul Howard

    Howard, Paul

    Paul Howard helps Ross O'Carroll-Kelly to write his autobiographical series, largely because Ross can't really write, roysh? Find out more at

    He is also the author of the bestselling prison expose, The Joy, and co-author of Celtic Warrior, the autobiography of boxer Steve Collins.   (more)

    • Ross O'Carroll-Kelly: The Teenage Dirtbag Years
    • Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, PS, I scored the bridesmaids
    • Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, The Miseducation Years
  • Brian Hughes

    Hughes, Brian

    Born in Dublin, Brian Hughes studied in NUI Maynooth and Trinity College Dublin.

    • Michael Mallin
  • Harry Hughes

    Hughes, Harry

    Harry Hughes, author of a number of local history books, lives in Westport, County Mayo. He is chairman of the Croagh Patrick Archaeological Committee and chairman of the Croagh Patrick Famine Memorial Committee and is a member of the Croagh Patrick Millennium Park Committee. The Croagh Patrick Archaeological Committee organised the FÁS sponsored archaeological survey of Croagh Patrick and its environs.   (more)

    • Croagh Patrick
  • Gerry Hunt

    Hunt, Gerry

    Gerry Hunt worked for twenty-five years as an architect, eighteen of them with the IDA. In 1986 he left architecture and began drawing political cartoons. From this, he moved on to drawing entire comics ... his first, self-produced, comic was a rhyming, Spanish-language work that he gave away to friends.   (more)

    • At War With the Empire
    • 1913 - Larkin's Labour War
    • Bobby Sands
    • Stakeknife
  • Drago Jancar

    Jancar, Drago

    Drago Jancar, born in Maribor in 1948, is a novelist, short story writer, essayist and playwright. His works have been translated into many European languages, and his plays have enjoyed a number of foreign productions.

    In 1974 he was taken into custody over alleged propaganda, and he was active in the democratization of his native country as President of the Slovenian PEN Centre between 1987 and 1991.   (more)

    • Joyce's Pupil
  • A. Norman Jeffares

    Prof. Jeffares, A. Norman

    Born in Dublin in 1920, he was educated at the High School, Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin (of which he was an Honorary Fellow); he was also a Research Fellow of Royal Holloway, University of London and of Oriel College, Oxford. He taught in University College Dublin (Classics); in Holland and Edinburgh (English) and held Chairs (English) in Adelaide, Leeds and Stirling.   (more)

    • A Short History of Ireland's Writers
    • Irish Love Poems
  • Mervyn Jess

    Jess, Mervyn

    Mervin Jess is a BBC NI Journalist.
    He has reported extensively on Northern Ireland in general and Drumcree in particular.
    • The Orange Order
  • Ruth Johnston

    Dr. Johnston, Ruth

    Ruth Johnson, the current city archaeologist for Dublin City Council, is a former curator of Dublinia and an internationally recognised expert on the Viking Age.

    • Dublin and the Viking World
    • Dublin
  • Joyce, Bob

    Bob Joyce is a grand-nephew of James Joyce, and is on the board of the James Joyce Centre in Dublin.

    • Ulysses
    • Ulysses
    • Best-loved Joyce
  • James Joyce

    Joyce, James

    James Joyce (1882–1941) is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the twentieth century. After graduating from University College Dublin, Joyce went to Paris. During World War One, Joyce and Barnacle, and their two children, Giorgio and Lucia, moved to Zurich where Joyce began Ulysses.   (more)

    • Ulysses
    • Ulysses
    • Best-loved Joyce
  • Chris Judge

    Judge, Chris

    Chris Judge is an award winning author and illustrator from Dublin. His picture books include The Lonely Beast series, The Great Explorer and TiN. He is the author of Brian and the Vikings and Brian and the Giant. Chris illustrated Roddy Doyle’s children’s book Brilliant and collaborated with comedian David O’Doherty on the smash hit, Danger is Everywhere! 

    • Eggcorns
  • Keane, John B

    John Brendan Keane, who died in his native Listowel in 2002, remains one of Ireland’s most popular writers. He was the author of many awardwinning books and plays, including Big Maggie, Sive, The Year of the Hiker, Sharon's Grave and his masterpiece, The Field.

    • The Bodhrán Makers
    • Ireland's Beautiful North
  • Deirdre Kelly

    Kelly, Deirdre

    Deirdre Kelly was a radical environmental activist and a founder member of the Living City Group. She was involved with many campaigns to save Dublin’s architectural heritage.
    • Four Roads to Dublin
  • Michael Kelly

    Kelly, Michael

    Michael Kelly is a freelance contributor to The Irish Times. He writes columns including ‘My Big Week’ and ‘What’s On’ for the Irish Times Magazine, ‘A New Life’ in the Health supplement and ‘The Irishman’s Diary’. His column ‘Giving Up’ in the Irish Times Magazine saw him forsake each week some of the essentials of modern life electricity, mobile phone, shaving, coffee etc.   (more)

    • Trading Paces
    • Tales From the Home Farm
  • Owen Kelly

    Kelly, Owen

    The late Owen Kelly was one of Northern Ireland’s best-loved humorists, known predominantly for his two long-running columns for The Irish News – Kelly’s World and The Saturday Column. He was the author of two volumes of autobiography (Tales Out of School and Hens’ Teeth), two volumes of Ulster humour (Kelly’s Country and Kelly’s World) and a wealth of newspaper, radio and magazine work.   (more)

    • Essential Norn Irish
  • Kelly, Valerie

    Valerie Kelly is a Paediatric Dietician at Temple Street Children's Hospital.

    • Feed Your Child Well
  • Kelters, Seamus

    SEAMUS KELTERS is an Assistant News Editor with BBC Northern Ireland. He is the co-author of Lost Lives. The stories of the Men, Women and Children who died in the Northern Ireland Troubles for which he and his fellow editors were awarded the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Prize for its contribution to reconciliation.
    • Eyewitness
  • Shane Kenna

    Dr. Kenna, Shane

    Shane Kenna was a Doctor of modern Irish history with an interest in late Victorian and Edwardian Irish nationalism. He was a regular speaker at international academic conferences, a media presence with Newstalk Radio, Near FM, BBC Radio 4 and published author who wrote for Irish Academic Press, The O'Brien Press, History Ireland, the BBC History Magazine and Kilmainham Tales.

    Shane lectured at Trinity College, Dublin and Saor Ollscoil na hÉireann University and also designed modules on Irish history for the American College, Arcadia University, as well as organising and managing several courses on Modern History.

    He died in February 2017.

    • Thomas MacDonagh
    • The Invincibles
    • Dingle Dinners
  • John Kennedy

    Kennedy, John

    John Kennedy, a chartered accountant, is also a poet, novelist and author of the best-selling Sixty Short Puzzles series. Many of his works have appeared in newspapers, magazines, anthologies and on live radio broadcasts. He has won several chess titles and competed for Ireland at the European Management Championships.   (more)

    • Sudoku Solved
  • Niamh Kennedy

    Kennedy, Niamh

    Niamh Kennedy grew up with Sandymount Strand and its surrounds as her playground. The iconic Poolbeg Chimneys formed a backdrop to her childhood and will forever signify home to her. Niamh is a keen walker and occasional cyclist and in the undertaking of this project has relished the opportunity to explore, by both modes, all that Dublin Bay has to offer.

    • Dublin Bay
  • Seán Kennedy

    Kennedy, Seán

    Seán Kennedy EFIAP is a well-known Dublin photographer with a particular interest in street and landscape photography. He is an active member and past president of the Dublin Camera Club. His work has attained international recognition from the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (AFIAP), a worldwide organisation representing photographic art.   (more)

    • Dublin Bay
  • Jo Kerrigan

    Kerrigan, Jo

    Jo Kerrigan grew up amid the wild beauties of West Cork; after working in the UK as writer, academic and journalist, she returned home to the place she loved best. She now writes regularly for a range of publications, including The Irish Examiner and the Evening Echo as well as international magazines, and operates a very popular online weblog.

    • Old Ways, Old Secrets
    • Follow the Old Road
    • Brehon Laws
    • The Port Wine Stain
  • Thomas Kinsella

    Kinsella, Thomas

    Thomas Kinsella is one of Ireland's most respected and well-loved poets. Born in Inchicore in 1928, he is also known for his translations and editorial work.
    • A Dublin Documentary
  • Kirwan, Gary

    In January 2011 Gary Kirwan was morbidly obese, weighing over 41 stone. With the help of Today FM’s Ray Darcy Show, he has so far lost 13 stone, finished the Dublin City Marathon and was able to return to college, currently studying Management and Marketing in Limerick Institute of Technology.
    • Winning a Losing Battle
  • Gustav Klaus

    Klaus, Gustav

    H Gustav Klaus holds the Chair of British Literature at the University of Rostock. He has taught and lectured in many countries including Australia, Britain, Denmark, France and Spain. He takes special interest in the 'little' tradition of working-class and socialist writing. His first major book was a study of another Spanish volunteer, Christopher Caudwell.   (more)

    • Strong Words, Brave Deeds
  • Roger Kohn

    Kohn, Roger

    Born in York in 1951, Roger Kohn studied with Rowan Gillespie at York School of Art in 1969. After earning a first class honours degree from Chelsea School of Art, he boarded a tramp steamer to South America. He was arrested and interrogated on three occasions for insurgency and abuse of the Argentine authorities.   (more)

    • Rowan Gillespie - Looking for Orion
  • Conor Kostick

    Kostick, Conor

    Conor Kostick is a writer and historian living in Dublin. As a novelist he was awarded the Farmleigh writer's residency for the summer of 2010 and a place on the nominees list for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2012 and 2013. At their 2009 awards, the Reading Association of Ireland gave him the Special Merit Award ‘in recognition of his significant contribution to writing for children in Ireland’.   (more)

    • The Easter Rising
    • Strongbow
    • Michael O'Hanrahan
  • Carsten Krieger

    Krieger, Carsten

    Carsten Krieger's unique images of the Irish landscape are highly acclaimed and he is the author of several books of his spectacular landscape photography. His photographs have also been published in magazines and calendars and he exhibits in Ireland and abroad on a regular basis.

    • Ireland's Ancient East
    • The River Shannon
    • Ireland
    • Irlands Wild Atlantic Way