New Irish Non-Fiction Irish Non Fiction Published In January 2023

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It's Not Where You Live, It's How You Live: Class and Gender Struggles in a Dublin Estate

Bissett, John (community worker, activis
This ground-breaking and compelling book shows in fine detail the life struggles of those who live on a public housing estate in Dublin. Combining long-term research into residents' lived experience with critical realist theory, it provides a completely fresh perspective on public housing in Ireland and arguably, beyond.

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino De Santiago: Camino Frances St. Jean Pied De Port - Santiago

Brierley, John
Now updated to include newer maps and photos, this comprehensive guidebook to the Camino de Santiago and its offshoots contains all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of St. James.

The Wartime Irish Marine Service: The first-hand experiences of broadcaster Norris Davidson

Brunicardi, Daire
An engaging first-hand account of the Irish Defence Forces in the Second World War

Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem and the Lives of Irish Emigrant Women

Farrell, Elaine
Bad Bridget is a masterpiece of social history and true crime, showing us a fascinating and previously unexplored world.

Desmonds : Fashioning the Future of Garment Manufacturing 1885-2004

Hamill, Jonathan
As the head of one of the most successful and progressive garment manufacturing companies in Western Europe, Sir Denis Desmond was regularly asked if it had been either his father or his grandfather who had started the business. The assumption was that it must have been one or the other. The reaction to his response – even in the early part of the twenty-first century – was invariably one of surprise. Bridget Desmond was that rarest of individuals: a successful, self-made Victorian businesswoman.

The Quiet Moon: Pathways to an Ancient Way of Being

Parr, Kevin
A lyrical exploration of mental health and nature, set to the phases of the moon

Accidental Gods: On Race, Empire and Men Unwittingly Turned Divine

Subin, Anna Della
Irish author. A provocative history of race, empire and myth, told through the stories of men who have been worshipped as gods - from Columbus to Prince Philip.

The Irish Difference: The Story of Ireland's 400-Year Journey to Independence

Tobin, Fergal
A fascinating and entertaining historical investigation into what makes Ireland so different from its neighbours and why that led to independence.


Valencia, Blanca
Spice Bags podcast co-hosts Blanca Valencia, Dee Laffan and Mei Chin take you on a journey around the globe from the comfort of the communities within Ireland. The soups they have collected reflect individual cultures, memories and tastes, but they are also a reflection of Irish food today and the people behind it.

Mind Full: Unwreck your head, De-stress your life

Whelan, Dermot
Mind Full became an instant bestseller when it was first published. If you feel like you've lost touch with the happier version of yourself and would like to sleep better, reduce stress, have more patience with the people you love, feel less 'meh' and just enjoy life more, then this book is for you.