There is nothing like tucking into a good book, and it’s especially enjoyable during the holidays. Here are our favourite page turners to curl up with on the long winter evenings, and they also double as gorgeous gifts for the festive season.
Through Her Eyes: A New History of Ireland in 21 women by Clodagh Finn
This book shows Ireland as we have never seen it before through the eyes of 21 women who have often been left out of the history books.
Finucane: My Life with Marian (Hardback) by John Clarke, with Kathy Sheridan
The first to champion ‘women’s issues’ on the radio in Ireland, Marian was a familiar voice in homes across the country. This book is a love story expressed by her husband, telling tales of their time together.
Sisters: Nine Families of sisters who made a difference edited by Siobhán Fitzpatrick, Mary O’Dowd
Nine writers trace the public and private lives of nine sets of sisters who overcame social, political and gendered barriers.
POEMS FOR WHEN YOU CAN’T FIND THE WORDS Edited by Mary Shine Thompson
Created in conjunction with Poetry Ireland and The Irish Hospice Foundation including poems to comfort in the most troubled times.
Classical Women: They broke barriers in the world of music by Noel Culleton. Illustrated by David Mahon
Noel Culleton tells the life stories of 26 female composers who broke the male-dominated barriers to composing great music.