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Four Courts Press is one of Ireland's foremost scholarly publishers, with over forty years of experience. It is a multi-award-winning company with a record for excellence in both production and academic quality. It publishes some fifty books each year and has over five hundred titles in print. Producing high-caliber books on Irish studies, it is particularly strong in history and literary criticism. The Press continues its long record of producing excellent books in Celtic and Medieval Studies, while also publishing scholarly titles covering the early modern period to the 21st century in the Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences. Four Courts Press' reputation is without parallel in Ireland, and its books are available around the globe.


  • 'Civilizing' Gaelic Leinster

    'Civilizing' Gaelic Leinster

    The Extension of Tudor Rule in the O'Byrne & O'Toole Lordships

    By Christopher Maginn

    This book charts the extension of Tudor government into the independent Gaelic lordships of the O'Byrnes and O'Tooles (Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin) from the origins of this process of expansion in the late 15th century until the abortive...

    Cloth - 9781851828036 - $ 74.50

  • 'I Have a Yong Suster'

    'I Have a Yong Suster'

    Popular Song and the Middle English Lyric

    By Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou

    This study explores the relationship of the Middle English lyric (primarily, though not exclusively, the secular lyric) to the various forms of folksong and popular song for which we have manuscript evidence or testimony from the 13th to the 16th centuries....

    Cloth - 9781851826278 - $ 74.50

  • 'Is it about a bicycle?'

    'Is it about a bicycle?'

    Flann O'Brien in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by: Jennika Baines

    Contributions by: Micheál Ó Nualláin

    This collection of essays considers the work of Flann O'Brien, a subversive, confounding, and hilarious Irish novelist. The book also considers the work of Myles na Gopaleen, whose Cruiskeen Lawn columns tapped into Dublin culture and...

    Cloth - 9781846822407 - $ 65.00

  • 1972 and the Ulster Troubles

    1972 and the Ulster Troubles

    A Very Bad Year

    By Alan F. Parkinson

    1972 proved to be by far the bloodiest and most eventful year of the Northern Ireland conflict. The January shootings in Derry precipitated the downfall of the Stormont administration in March. British military reinforcements struggled to cope with the ferocity of the IRA's...

    Cloth - 9781846822377 - $ 60.00

  • A Biographical Dictionary of Irish Quakers

    A Biographical Dictionary of Irish Quakers

    Second Edition

    Edited by: Richard S. Harrison

    This revised and expanded second edition of a book first published in 1997 offers sketches of a wide range of Irish Quakers, mostly 18th- and 19th-century figures. The information provided in these biographical pieces is a mixture of family history, information on commercial life...

    Cloth - 9781846821004 - $ 75.00

  • A Capital in Conflict

    A Capital in Conflict

    Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout

    Edited by: Francis Devine

    The essays in this collection range over a wide number of topics relating to the Dublin City Lockout in 1913, including the role of women and children; the Gaelic revival; the proposal for a Bridge Gallery to house the Lane collection...

    Paper - 9781907002106 - $ 39.95

  • A Dictionary of Irish Saints

    A Dictionary of Irish Saints

    By Pádraig Ó Riain

    Scarcely a parish in Ireland is without one or more dedications to saints - in the form of churches in ruins, holy wells, or other ecclesiastical monuments. A Dictionary of Irish Saints serves as a guide to the (mainly documentary) sources of information on the saints...

    Cloth - 9781846823183 - $ 95.00

  • A Guide to Irish Fiction, 1650-1900

    A Guide to Irish Fiction, 1650-1900

    By Rolf Loeber, Magda Loeber

    Most Irish fiction published between 1650 and 1900 has fallen into virtual oblivion. Research by the Loebers for their Guide to Irish fiction has led to the identification of hundreds of unknown or forgotten Irish authors and their works, and provides thousands of summaries...

    Cloth - 9781851829408 - $ 120.00

  • A Guide to Irish Military Heritage

    A Guide to Irish Military Heritage

    By Brian Hanley

    This guide is designed to help those conducting research in all aspects of Irish military history. Commissioned by the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust, which was established in 2000 to foster knowledge of this heritage, it lists the institutions, archives, public bodies and organizations that specifically hold...

    Paper - 9781851827893 - $ 19.95

  • A Guide to Irish Military Heritage

    A Guide to Irish Military Heritage

    By Brian Hanley

    This guide is designed to help those conducting research in all aspects of Irish military history. Commissioned by the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust, which was established in 2000 to foster knowledge of this heritage, it lists the institutions, archives, public bodies and organizations that specifically hold...

    Cloth - 9781851827886 - $ 40.00