Irish Academic Press September Newsletter

Publishing This Month


Nature of event: Dublin Book Launch of Ireland’s Call by Stephen Walker
To be launched by: George Hook 

Where: 0f101952-a393-4f52-85f2-ee26edcf0881-1Monkstown Football Club & Pembroke Cricket Club, 4 Park Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4

When: Tuesday 22 September, 6:30pm

Cost: Free

Further information: | 045 895562

f67b6339-6993-4981-9228-90132065aaabNature of event: Belfast Book Launch of  Ireland’s Call by Stephen Walker
Hosted by BBC Presenter: Mark Carruthers

Launched by: Willie John McBride

Where: Venue: H3 Lounge, Kingspan Stadium, 85 Ravenhill Park, Belfast BT6 0DG

When: Wednesday 23 September, 6:45pm

Cost: Free

Further information: | 045 895562

Irish Academic Press is bringing you four exciting new books this September!

As the country gears up for the Rugby World Cup, it is hard to imagine a scenario whereby many of the key athletes would not be alive four years from now. But such was the case 100 years ago as an entire sporting generation was decimated, not by accident or mishap, but by dint of their valour and sacrifice. Whether immortalised in the words of W.B. Yeats, or fading into obscurity despite their proximity to greatness, Ireland’s Call: Irish Sporting Heroes Who Fell in the Great War poignantly chronicles the lives of 40 Irish sporting heroes, from stirring triumph to their untimely fate. The book is touchingly wrought, and the men’s achievements scrupulously treated to rousing effect – for a striking video in the same spirit, click the video link below for a trailer produced by Merrion Press. In addition to paperback, Ireland’s Call is also available in eBook formats. The kindle edition is available through amazon, here!

Activities Wise and Otherwise, the first-ever biography of Sir Henry Robinson, which plies into the career – official and unofficial – of a leading British civil servant, who often went beyond his call of duty to influence the epochal decade that preceded Irish independence. Followed by Michael Allen: Close Readings. This collection which includes Allen’s critical writings on Kavanagh, MacNeice, Heaney, McGuckian and more, also publishes for the first time Allen’s final work: a ground-breaking study of the dynamics of Michael Longley’s career. The writing is precise and keenly felt; the perspectives astute—often surprising. ‘Close Readings’ is indispensible reading for all those interested in the development of Irish poetry.

And publishing later this week, the  powerful and lavishly illustrated work, Straw, Hay and Rushes in Irish Folk Tradition by Anne O’Dowd looks at the thousand or so objects preserved in the National Museum of Ireland’s Irish Folklife Collection, and unravels their historical context, compounding their inherent beauty and faith in ritual. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 colour and black and white images, this title pays full service to its subject.

Visit the link below to view our new titles catalogue where you’ll see the entire range of exciting new titles hitting the shelves this Autumn!