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Books about the Beara Peninsula, and of Irish interest

Prehistoric Beara

A magnificent piece of work by a man who has walked all over Beara collecting information and photographing archaeology

The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Beara Peninsula

by Cornelius J. Murphy

Connie book map

include map shown above


Waiting for the Beara Historical Society to print some more


Love From Cork

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Old views of Beara

'Beguiling collection'...... The Irish Times

'A delight'..... Picture Postcard Monthly

"Absolutely lovely … a wonderful concept … one of the nicest books I’ve read in a long time."... Neil Prendeville on Cork’s 96FM


Love from Cork - Postcards of the City and County

by Perry O'Donovan €15 + shipping

Includes old collectible postcards from the Beara Peninsula

Postcards conveying people’s messages and interests were the Twitter, Facebook and email in pre-Internet Ireland. Millions were thrown away but not all. Based on private collections from Adrian Healy and John James, Love from Cork portrays the city and county of Cork through a century of Irish and European picture postcards (1900–2000). In addition to the postcards there are transcriptions of all the written details on the cards. Interspersed among these are extracts from the rich literary heritage of this part of southwest Ireland: William Trevor, Frank O'Connor, Elizabeth Bowen, Sean Ó Faoláin, Peter Somerville-Large, Mary Leland, and others. Also included are writers such as James Joyce (who set a significant episode of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in Cork city), Benedict Kiely and Robert Lloyd Praeger.

Even Queen Victoria features – there is an excerpt from her private journal giving her first impressions of Cork’s harbour and the ‘Cove of Cork’ (renamed ‘Queenstown’ in her honour). There has never been a book on the postcards of Cork, covering the city and county from Allihies to Youghal, from Clonakilty to Charleville and just about everywhere in between. This is a finely wrought homage to the author’s native county, an absorbing collection inviting one to explore Ireland’s largest county in a bygone era

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  Book cost is €15 + postage
Ireland's Lighthouses Ireland's lighthouses
Book + postage

'Incredible photographs'....Lighthouse Digest

'Eagle's-eye view of the Irish coast is a gem'

'Eagle eye for picture perfect way to make an impression' Irish Examiner

Signed or dedicated copies on request
Beara Histoy and stories


Compiled by Gerdie Harrington

€14 + postage

Book + postage

Beara Down Memory Lane

Beara, Down Memory Lane

by Gerdie Harrington

€15 + postage

book + postage

The Last Chieftain

The Last Chieftain of Gaelic Ireland

The true story of Donal O'Sullivan Beare

€15 + postage

book + postage

Beara's Pictorial Past

Beara's Pictorial Past vol 2

€10 + postage

book + postage

Beara Way book

The Beara Way Book, the perfect companion for the walker planning on following the famous trail around Beara

€9.95 + postage



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