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Irish Anthologies

These collections of stories will allow you to taste the style of various authors before biting off an entire novel. They will also give you a flavor of classic and contemporary Irish writing. Browse the catalog for additional titles under these subject headings:
Ireland - Social Life and Customs - Fiction
Short stories, English -- Irish authors
Women -- Ireland -- Fiction

The Anchor Book of New Irish Writing: the New Gaelach Ficsean The Anchor Book of New Irish Writing: the New Gaelach Ficsean (2000)
Edited and with an introduction by John Somer and John J. Daly.
The Anchor Book of New Irish Writing features a group of writers whose influence is already strongly felt in Irish literature and who deserve to be better known in America.
Dislocation : Stories from a New Ireland Dislocation : Stories from a New Ireland
Edited by Caroline Walsh
Eleven stories from 11 up-and-coming Irish writers are handpicked by the literary editor of "The Irish Times."
For the Love of Ireland: A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers For the Love of Ireland: A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers (2001)
Edited and with an introduction by Susan Cahill.
This collection of over sixty writings allows the reader to see Ireland through the works of such authors as Joyce, Swift, Yeats, O'Faolain, Heaney, and McCourt.
Irish Girls are Back in Town Irish Girls are Back in Town (2005)
The newest delightful collection of 19 hilarious and heartwarming stories about love, friendship, and family from the most popular Irish women authors writing today, including Cecelia Ahern, Patricia Scanlan, Gemma O'Connor, and Sarah Webb.
True Stories of Life on the Emerald Isle O'Reilly, James, Larry Habegger and Sean O'Reilly, eds.
Ireland: True Stories of Life on the Emerald Isle (Travelers' Tales Guide)
Charming and revealing, this is an anthology of short stories by such authors as Frank McCourt, Nuala O'Faolain, Maeve Binchy, J.P. Donleavy, and Edna O'Brien. Basics of travel are also covered, including weather, events and holidays, and suggested activities.
The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories (1989)
edited by William Trevor.
The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories triumphantly demonstrates the development of the short story in Ireland--from the early folk tales of the oral tradition (here translated from the Irish) to the writing of Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, and James Joyce.
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction The Vintage Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction (1995)
Edited and with an introduction by Dermot Bolger.
This dazzling anthology, edited and introduced by Dermot Bolger, is a splendidly comprehensive and up-to-the-minute collection of the finest recent fiction from a nation of master storytellers.
Voices of Ireland : Classic Writings of a Rich and Rare Land Voices of Ireland : Classic Writings of a Rich and Rare Land
Selections by Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce and more compiled by Malachy McCourt.