The founding and early history of Clifden is a study of Irish urban history and a dramatic tale of one man’s efforts to create a new reality in west Galway.
Between the wild ruggedness of Connemara woodland and the power and intensity of the Atlantic Ocean in the West of Ireland, lies the enchanting Kylemore Abbey and it’s Victorian Walled Gardens.
Owned and run by the Benedictine community, who have been in residence here since 1920, Kylemore Abbey is one of Ireland’s best loved and most iconic visitor attractions. The Benedictine nuns are renowned for their delicious home-baking and wholesome food in the Abbey restaurant and tea rooms. The nuns now also make and sell their own chocolate.
As well as offering a range of Kylemore’s unique recipes this book gives an exclusive glimpse into one of Ireland’s most intriguing estates, beautifully documented by award-winning photographer Valerie O’Sullivan.
A Journey Across Years
By: Tom Mongan
This Book takes us on a journey across the years; pre-electricity days and nights growing up behind the Twelve Bens of Connemara in a thatched cottage, with the Atlantic Ocean coming up to touch a field of wild flowers just in front of the house.
Front cover: An artist work by Joe Boske.
Cover design: Annik Weber. www.annikdesign.ie
A Portrait of Connemara book gives stunning Photos and wonderfully new perspective of wild landscapes, intimate portraits and untamed mountains.
One woman’s journey through loneliness and into belonging while cycling the Wild Atlantic Way.
An honest account of the mental and emotional journey Caitríona embarked on while cycling the Wild Atlantic Way.
Alcock and Brown’s Vickers Vimy left St John’s Newfoundland at 4.12pm GMT, Sat 14 June and arrived Derrygimla, Clifden 8.40am GMT, Sunday 15th June 1919. Flight time 16 hours 28 minutes. Distance over 1, 900 miles. Average speed during flight 120 MPH. This is their story.
Beyond The Twelve Bens tells the story of the land that lies between the Twelve Bens and the Atlantic Ocean, and of the people who inhabited it during the years 1860 to 1923.
Joe Boske is one of Ireland’s most recognisable visual artists.
He has created an enviable library of images through his paintings, posters, and illustrations; text and song lyrics. In 2016 Artisan House published Joe Boske: The Works.
Now, we bring you Buying Yak Milk in Gurtymadden – its all in the title. Its not the easiest book to categorise so perhaps we will leave it to the inimitable author, Mr. Boske, to explain: ‘Daft Verse, Worse Prose, No ns e ns e, Surreal Yarns and SurRealEr… Cartoons’.
Buying Yak Milk in Gurtymadden will appeal to anyone with a keen sense of humour, an appreciation of wordplay, and enjoys casting a critical eye on contemporary mores and morals. (Text taken from Artisan house)
Over 100 recipes from food writer Máirín Uí Chomáin and top chefs, salmon smokehouses and fisheries including all Michelin starred Irish restaurants.
This book captures beautifully the true character of Connemara in its everyday glory. with over 260 pages of beautiful photography and Irish and English script this book has captured Connemara perfectly.
Photography by: Elisabetta Petroni and Guglielmo Dossena
Connemara & Aran is the follow-up to Walter Pfeiffer’s very successful book Connemara & Beyond. Full colour throughout with a new collection of evocative and stunning photographs of Connemara, south Mayo and the Aran Islands, with landscapes like no other and here is the book to match it. The book also includes poetry by highly acclaimed Irish writers both established and emerging poets with strong association to and with Connemara.
1943 – 2017