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Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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Butlers Chocolate Cookbook

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ISBN/EAN: 9781788491396
Marion Butlers began selling chocolate in Dublin's Lad Lane in 1932. Today Butlers Chocolate Cafes are found thoughout Ireland and abroad. This luxurious cookbook is full of wonderful recipes to cook with the best chocolate: cakes, puddings, tarts, parfait ... perfect for their legions of fans!
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: November 11 2019
Author: BUTLERS CHOCOLATES
Format: Hardback
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Price: €19.99


Wild Atlantic Way: Light on the water, shadows on the land

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ISBN/EAN: 9781788491228
Through this spectacular collection of black and white images, renowned Irish photographer, Giles Norman, captures the breathtaking wonder of Ireland's west coast, taking you on a photographic journey along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: November 4 2019
Author: NORMAN, GILES
Format: Hardback
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Price: €35.00


Burren Dinners: From the Chefs and Artisan Food Producers of West Clare

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ISBN/EAN: 9781788491020
IInfluenced by their rugged surroundings, pristine indigenous ingredients and generations-old passion for communal dinning, the leading voices in The Burren food scene share treasured three-course dinner-party menus they'd serve in their own homes.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: October 28 2019
Author: GLEASON, TREVIS
Format: Hardback
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Price: €24.99


Great Moments in Irish Football

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ISBN/EAN: 9781788491341
Soccer is a world renowned sport filled with excitement and exhilaration. Ray McManus and his team at Sportsfile have been there through the decades, passionately following the boys in green and capturing the essence of this physical, punishing sport and those who play it.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: October 28 2019
Author: SPORTSFILE
Format: Hardback
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On The Banks of the Dodder: Rathgar & Churchtown: An Illustrated History

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ISBN/EAN: 9781847171337
Take a trip along the Dodder and see the two suburbs, Rathgar and Churchtown, nestling on opposite banks. Their evolution gives a unique view on the development of Dublin and Ireland through the centuries: from fields and farms to the densely-populated, busy suburbs of the 21st century.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: October 21 2019
Author: WALSH, GED
Format: Hardback
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Dublin Marathon: Celebrating 40 Years

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ISBN/EAN: 9781788491365
The Dublin Marathon was founded in 1980; since then, `Marathon Weekend' - on the October Bank holiday weekend - has become a fixture on the Irish running calendar as thousands of runners race the 26.2 mile route through the streets of Dublin and the city turns out to support them.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: October 14 2019
Author: MCGOLDRICK, SEAN
Format: Hardback
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Noel Cunningham's Guide to Modern Irish Manners

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ISBN/EAN: 9781788490986
With his infectious charm and sharp wit Noel Cunningham shares with you his tips on sailing through life's events, enabling people to be themselves, while solving the thorny issues of which fork to use, who goes through a door first, how to attend an important interview. The correct way of doing those things will become clear.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: October 7 2019
Author: CUNNINGHAM, NOEL
Format: Hardback
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Price: €16.99


House on Hawthorn Road

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ISBN/EAN: 9781788490900
Two children, from different centuries - Robbie, a trouble maker from the 1950's and Beth from modern day - time travel through the walls of a magical house in Dublin.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: September 30 2019
Author: WYNNE, MEGAN
Format: Paperback
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Night-time Cat and Plump, Grey Mouse: A Trinity College Tale

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ISBN/EAN: 9781847179456
Follow, the Night-Time Cat, Pangur Ban, as she searches Trinity College for the plump grey mouse. Along the way she asks for help from various figures in Trinity College, from Oscar Wilde to Count Dracula. Will Pangur Ban get her prize or will this mischievous mouse evade capture? An enchanting tale full of adventure and discovery.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: September 30 2019
Author: MCGANN, ERIKA
Format: Hardback
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As Time Goes By

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ISBN/EAN: 9781788491372
Alice began the year wondering how she would feel about reaching eighty. She was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was just another milestone on a journey that is still varied and interesting. Here she writes about these feelings, and the many pleasant and challenging events of her eightieth year.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: September 30 2019
Author: TAYLOR, ALICE
Format: Hardback
Stock: 0
Price: €19.99