Liffey Press
Founded in 2001, The Liffey Press is recognised as a leading publisher of non-fiction books in Ireland with over 125 titles in print.
Eve in Ireland Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781068664519
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2024
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: Illustrated
Description:
Eve in Ireland explores the political and cultural structures used to control Irish women between 1922 and 1972. It challenges the reader to reflect on a shameful and degrading aspect of Irish cultural history, one whose impact is still being felt today.A unique integration of historical research, original photographic material, archival images, official Catholic doctrine and Irish Government statements, Eve in Ireland will touch the hearts of many, and hopefully aid healing for generations of Irish women.
Storm in My Heart Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781068664502
Pub Date: 17 Sep 2024
Imprint: Liffey Press
Description:
For more than six decades John Faulkner has been at the heart of British and Irish music-making, as a singer, songwriter, composer, musician, producer and film-maker. Storm in My Heart is John’s highly personal account of his life in music, from his childhood in wartime London, through his years in the English folk explosion and on to life in Ireland as a significant player in the traditional music scene. In a lifetime’s journey John falls under the influence of Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger, marries tempestuous singer Dolores Keane, and moves to County Galway where he brings his words and music to the world.
A Nurse's Life Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781739789220
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Imprint: Liffey Press
Description:
A Nurse’s Life tells the remarkable story of one woman’s devotion to a life of care in the medical profession. Beginning her career as a midwife, Geralyn later became an authority in palliative care, but throughout her goal has always been about understanding what it means to truly care for another person. That is precisely what she does in this book: portray the essence of nursing.
Lives Less Ordinary Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781739789275
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 60
Description:
“So that’s our setting. Sixty-nine houses, four corners of Georgian Dublin but just one address. Scope enough for some remarkable tales and extraordinary lives.
Oops! Why Things Go Wrong Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781739789268
Pub Date: 13 Jun 2023
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 50
Description:
In this ground-breaking book, Niall Downey – a cardio-thoracic surgeon who retrained to become a commercial airline pilot – uses his expertise in medicine and aviation to explore the critical issue of managing human error. With further examples from business, politics, sport, technology, the civil service and other fields, Downey makes a powerful case that by following some clear guidelines any organisation can greatly reduce the incidence and impact of human error. While acknowledging that in our fast-paced world getting things wrong is impossible to avoid completely, Downey offers a strategy based on current best practice that can make a massive difference.
The Master of Masters Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9781739789244
Pub Date: 20 Nov 2022
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: colour photos
Description:
From humble beginnings in Romania, Josef Cretzan went on to become one of the most accomplished glass blowers of the 20th century. For 37 years his knowledge and skills were fundamental in ensuring that Waterford Crystal remained one of the premium glass manufacturers in the world. In the early 1940s, when still only a teenager, Josef journeyed with his family across Central Europe to Germany in a bid to escape the turmoil in Romania brought about by the Second World War and the encroachment of the Russians.
Tales from the Ivory Tower Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781739789251
Pub Date: 26 Oct 2022
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 8 colour photos
Description:
Tales from the Ivory Tower recalls moving or amusing incidents from a career in healthcare and academia, and often makes a serious point without belabouring it. The tales include accounts of a terrifying car journey through the Kuwaiti night desert; helping a bishop at risk of unfair prosecution; and surprisingly comical events in a hospital threatened with closure. They are built around aspects of everyday life including public transport; life-skills like dancing, mitching from work/school and meditation; travel to exotic places; and a fascination with personal spirituality that allows us to escape the excesses of religion.
Orpen at War Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781739789237
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2022
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: colour photos
Description:
During World War I, Major William Orpen, a highly successful commercial painter in Ireland and the UK, takes up a posting as official British war artist. Full of high hopes he sets off to the front with a Rolls-Royce and a driver. But nothing in his privileged life prepared him for the horrors he encounters.
Making Sense of Mental Health Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781739789213
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2022
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 10 diagrams
Description:
Mental health difficulties bring us face to face with our vulnerability as human beings, and after two years of struggling with the effects of Covid-19 concerns about mental health worldwide have never been higher. But our discussions are still fraught with issues of language and understanding. Are we all on a ‘spectrum’ of mental wellness?
Charles Frederick Ball Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781739789206
Pub Date: 25 Jun 2022
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 75+ colour plates
Description:
When Charles Frederick Ball was killed at Gallipoli in 1915 The Irish Times called him ‘one of the best known botanists and horticulturists in Ireland’. Fred Ball (to friends and family) trained in horticulture at Kew Gardens in the UK, moved to Dublin in 1906, became Assistant Keeper at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, and was editor of the journal Irish Gardening. A skilled plant breeder, he could have expected, in time, to succeed Sir Frederick Moore as Keeper of the Botanic Gardens.
Nine Lives Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781838359386
Pub Date: 25 Jun 2022
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 20 colour photographs
Description:
In a career spanning 41 years in the Irish diplomatic service, Ambassador Dónal Denham has lived among nine very different societies, spanning three continents. With stops in France, Zambia, the USA, Lithuania, Belarus, Finland and finally the Holy See, Dónal has a few choice tales to tell. He opened two Irish embassies, served in all seven Irish Presidencies and had thought-provoking conversations with some fascinating people, including Ronald Reagan in the White House, Kenneth Kaunda in the State House and Mary Robinson in our own President's House.
Being Irish Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781838359348
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2022
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 100 B&W author photos
Description:
What makes the Irish unique? Why do over 70 million people worldwide embrace their Irish heritage? What does it mean to be Irish today?
Mythical Ireland Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781838359331
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 160 colour photographs
Description:
Mythical Ireland embodies the search for a soul among Ireland's ancient ruins, and is an attempt to retrieve something of deeper import from 5,000-year-old megalithic monuments and their associated myths. The book represents a fascinating and engaging journey through time, landscape and the human spirit. Dealing with archaeology, interpretive mythography, cosmology and cosmogony, the book attempts to grapple with a core meaning, something beyond the functional interpretations of academia.
Food through the Ages Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781838359379
Pub Date: 28 Nov 2021
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 50+ colour plates
Description:
Written for food aficionados everywhere, this book provides an entertaining look at the history and development of the key foods we eat every day. Mike Gibney, Professor Emeritus of Food and Health at University College Dublin, traces the story of food from early hunter gatherers through settled agriculture to the migration across Europe, and examines the influence early trading, imperial conquests and medieval exploration had on the food chain.Along the way Food through the Ages uncovers some fascinating nuggets:* Indian rice is fluffy to eat with the hand, while Chinese rice is sticky to eat with chopsticks.
The Art of Place Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781838359393
Pub Date: 12 Sep 2021
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 40 colour plates
Description:
“What are we if not our stories?” – Enda Walsh, Playwright Stories. Life stories.
A Different World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781838359355
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2021
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 40 colour photographs
Description:
A quarter of a century ago, Canon Hilary Wakeman became the Rector of a Church of Ireland parish in the far southwest of Ireland, a very different world from her English home in Norwich. This book is Hilary’s record of her memorable first year in West Cork.It was 1996, but it seemed like going back years in time.