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At the Libraries

Resources on Irish culture at the Nevada County libraries:

Literature/Folk tales

“Finnegan’s Wake” by James Joyce (NC)

“Great Folk Tales of Ireland” by Mary McGarry (GV)

“Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha” by Roddy Doyle (NC, TR, GV)

“The Glass Lake” by Maeve Binchy (also on sound cassette – NC, GV) (NC, TR, GV)

“Tain” by Tain Bo Cuailnge and Thomas Kinsella (NC, TR)

“Dracula” by Bram Stoker (NC, GV)

“My Father’s Son” by Frank O’Connor (NC)

“Dancing at Lughnasa” by Brian Friel (NC)

“A Woman Who Walked into Doors” by Roddy Doyle (NC, GV)

“The Country Girls – Trilogy and Epilogue” by Edna O’Brien (NC)

“Irish Love Poems” by Paula J. Redes (GV)

“Ghosts in Irish Houses – A Collection of Ghostly Folk Tales,” retold and painted by James Reynolds (NC)

“Opened Ground” by Seamus Heaney (NC, TR)

“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde (sound cassette) (NC)

“The Selected Plays” with prefaces by George Bernard Shaw (NC)

“Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathon Swift (NC, TR, GV)

“The Playboy of the Western World” by J.M. Synge (NC)

“The Village” by Alice Taylor (NC)

“A Star Called Henry” by Roddy Doyle (NC, TR, GV)

“Tara Road” by Maeve Binchy (NC, BR, TR, PV, GV)

“Circle of Friends” by Maeve Binchy (book and video) (NC)

“The Death of an Irish Tinker” by Bartholomew Gill (NC, GV)

“Electric Light” by Seamus Heaney (NC)

“A Monk Swimming” by Malachy McCourt (NC, TR, GV)

“Singing My Him Song” by Malachy McCourt (NC)

Frank McCourt (video) (NC)

“‘Tis” by Frank McCourt (NC, TR, GV)

“Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt (NC, TR, PV, GV)

“I’ll Know It When I See It – A Daughter’s Search for Home in Ireland” by Alice Carey (NC)


“The IRA: A History” by Tim Pat Coogar (NC, GV)

“Irish: A Portrait of a People” by Richard O’Connor (GV)

“The Great Irish Potato Famine” by James Donnelly, Jr. (NC)

“How The Irish Saved Civilization” by Thomas Cahill (NC, TR, GV)

“Ireland Since the Famine” by F.S.L. Lyons (NC)

“Hope Against History – The Course of Conflict in Northern Ireland” by Jack Holland (NC, GV)

“Michael Collins” by James Mackay (NC)

“My Left Foot” by Christy Brown (TR)

“49er Irish – One Irish Family in the California Mines” by F.D. Calhoon (NC, TR, GV, History)

“Ten Men Dead – The Story of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike” by David Beresford (NC)

“A Short History of Ireland” by Sean McMahon (NC)

“The Story of the Irish Race” by Seamus MacManus (NC, TR)

“Ireland and the Irish” by John Ardagh (NC)

“Mother Ireland” by Edna O’Brien (NC)

“Irish America – Coming Into Clover: The Evolution of a People and a Culture” by Maureen Dezell (GV)

“The Great Shame and the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World” by Thomas Keneally (NC, TR, GV)


“Pimsleur Irish” by Simon & Schuster Audio (sound cassette) (NC)

“Irish/Language 30” by Educational Services (sound cassette) (NC, TR, GV)


“In an Irish Country Kitchen” by Clare Connery (NC)

“Elegant Irish Cooking” by Noel Cullen (TR)


“The Celtic Collection – 25 Knitwear Designs for Men and Women” by Alice Starmore (NC)


“Ireland Guide” by Dan McQuillan (NC)

“Let’s Go Ireland 2000” by Deidre O’Dwyer (NC)

Frommer’s Ireland 12 edition by Suzanne Rowan Kelleher (NC)

“The Pipes Are Calling – Our Jaunts Through Ireland” by Niall Williams and Christian Breen (NC)


Index of Irish Willis – 1484-1858 by Eneclann Limited (on CD-ROM) (NC)


“A Song for Mary – An Irish American Memory” by Dennis Smith (NC, TR)

“Music of Ireland” by Davey Graham (Compact Disc) (NC)

“Celtic Voices – Women of Song” by Mary Mclaughlin, Connie Dave, Maireid Sullivan, Emma Christian (Compact Disc) (NC)

“The Bells of Dublin” by The Chieftains (Compact Disc) (NC)

“Paint the Sky With Stars” by Enya (Compact Disc) (NC, GV)

“The Words That Remain” by Solas (Compact Disc) (NC)

“At Home” by Cherish The Ladies (Compact Disc) (GV)

“The Lonesome Touch” by Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill (Compact Disc) (NC)

“Famous Irish Songs” by Amrin Woods (NC)

“Irish Songbook” by Joy Graeme (GV)


“Treasurers of Ireland: Irish Pagan and Early Christian Art” by A.T. Lucas (NC, TR)

“The Irish: A Treasury of Art and Literature” edited by Leslie Conran Carola (NC)

“Treasures of Irish Art 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D.” by Lee Boltin (NC, GV)

“The Truth About the Irish” by Terry Eagleton (GV)


“Lord of the Dance” by Anne Dudley and Michael Flatley (video) (GV)

“Ballykissangel” (video-3 parts) (NC)


“The Ring of Truth: an Original Irish Tale” by Teresa Bateman (children’s NC)

“Folktales of the Irish Countryside” by Kevin Danahar (children’s GV)

“The King of Ireland’s Son” by Brendan Behan (children’s NC, GV)

“Fin M’Coul – The Giant of Knockmany Hill” by Tomie de Paola (children’s NC, TR, GV)

The symbols NC, GV and TR at the end of each title denote the library which owns the book. NC is Madelyn Helling Library, GV is Grass Valley and TR is Truckee.

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