Huge thanks to the following individuals, studios, writers and publishers who donated books for our collection:

+ Aoife McElwain

Slow at Work, Aoife McElwain

+ Adamant Media Corporation

The Folk-Lore of the Isle of Man, Arthur William Moore

+ Alice Rawsthorn

Design as an Attitude, Alice Rawsthorn

Hello World: Where Design Meets Life, Alice Rawsthorn

Yves Saint Laurent, Alice Rawsthorn

+ Alma Classics

To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolfe

+ Anthology Editions

Spirit of 76, John Ingham

Feel the Music, Paul Major

A Dance With Fred Astaire, Jonas Mekas

Party in the Back, Tino Razo

Altered States - The Library of Julio Santo Domingo

Do Angels Need Haircuts?, Lou Reed

Unusual Sounds, David Hollander

Imaginary Concerts, Peter Coffin

+ Anne Marshall

Island Places, Island Lives - Exploring Inishbofin & Inishark Heritage

Strands of Omey's Story, Bernadette Conroy

Connemara - A Little Gaelic Kingdom, Tim Robinson

Rara Avis of the Sea of Moyle, Tim Stampton

Ireland's Western Islands - Inishbofin, Aran Islands, Inisturk, Inishark, Clare & Talbot Islands, John Carlos

Omey Island: last man standing, Kevin Griffin

+ Birlinn Ltd

Scotland: Mapping the Islands, Christopher Fleet

Island on the Edge: A Life on Soay, Anne Cholawo

A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland Circa 1695, Jean Munro

Poacher's Pilgrimage, Alastair McIntosh

A School in South Uist, F. G. Rea

The Guga Hunters, Donald S. Murray

The Vatersay Raiders, Ben Buxton

To the Hebrides, Ronald Black

A Drop in the Ocean, Polly Pullar

+ Canongate Books

Island Landfalls, Robert Louis Stevenson

Tales of the South Seas, Robert Louis Stevenson

Island People, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

+ Collins

An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor, Michael Smith

+ Dedalus Press

Voices at the World's Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael, Paddy Bushe

+ Dewi Lewis Publishing

Wilder Mann, Charles Freger

+ Drop Everything

The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson

Since I Laid my Burden Down, Brontez Burnell

Women and Power, Mary Beard

Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa, Joshua Edwards

Castles and Islands, Joshua Edwards

Fantasies of the Library, Anna-Sophie Springer

The Descent of Man, Grayson Perry

Sacred Economics, Charles Eisenstein

Conflict is not Abuse, Sarah Schulman

Experimental Cocktail Club

The Element, Ken Robinson

Douleur Exquies, Sophie Calle

Bluets, Maggie Nelson

How To Be Invisible, Kate Bush

Wolfgang Tillmans 2017

Lost And Found, Danspace Project

Future Sex, Emily Witt

Hole&Corner, Magazine

Mongrel, Magazine

+ Erin Fornoff

Hymn to the Reckless, Erin Fornoff

+ Fitzcarraldo

Flights, Olga Tokarczuk

Compass, Mathias Enard

In The Dark Room, Brian Dillon

This Little Art, Kate Briggs

+ Granta

Indonesia etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation, Elizabeth Pisani

Cove, Cynan Jones

Saharan Journey, Sven Lindqvist

Love of Country, Madeleine Bunting

The Cow Book, John O'Connell

The Wild Places, Robert MacFarlane

Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago, Patrick Barkham

+ Historic Environment Scotland

The Small Isles, John Hunter

St Kilda: The Last and Outmost Isle, Angela Gannon

+ House of Lochar

Early in Orcadia, Naomi Mitchison

The Crofter and the Laird, John McPhee


Lucian Freud, IMMA

Primal Architecture, IMMA

Shahzia Sikander, IMMA

A Day Like Any Other, IMMA

Hughie O'Donoghue, IMMA

Out of the Dark Room, IMMA

Second Sight, IMMA

Access All Areas - Symposia Series #2, IMMA

Are Jee Be?, Haroon Mirza

Parallel Occurence, Mark Manders

Fragile Absolutes, Alan Phelan

Images or Shadows, Gerard Byrne

Becoming, Alice Maher

3 Different Nights, Recurring, Grace Weir

New Faith Love Song, Garrett Phelan

This, and Other Things 1999-2010, Anne Tallentire

+ Irish Academic Press

Straw, Hay & Rushes in Irish Folk Tradition, Anne O'Dowd

Humble Works for Humble People , Noel Wilkins

+ Lilliput Press

The Aran Islands: another world, Bill Doyle

Ireland and the Atlantic Heritage: Selected Writings, Emyr Estyn Evans

The Atlantean Irish: Ireland's Oriental and Maritime Heritage, Bob Quinn

Dreamtime, John Moriarty

The History of Magpies, Desmond Hogan

Fathers Come First, Rosita Sweetman

Nostos - An Autobiography, John Moriarty

Connemara After the Famine, Thomas Colville Scott

Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara & Other Writings, Tim Robinson

Nature Guide to the Aran Islands, Con O'Rourke

From a Low and Quiet Sea, Donal Ryan

Nobody's Business - The Aran Diaries of Ernie O'Malley, Ernie O'Malley

+ Mayo County Council

Clare Island: this time this place, Jim Vaughan


M to M of M/M (Paris), Emily King

+ O'Brien Press

The Skellig Story: Ancient Monastic Outpost - History - Folklore - Wildlife, Des Lavelle

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Carsten Krieger

+ Penguin

Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will, Judith Schalansky

Foe, JM Coetzee

The Sagas of the Icelanders, Jane Smiley

Moby-Dick: Or, The Whale (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions), Herman Melville

The Island of Dr Moreau, HG Wells

Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson

Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of Orkney, Hermann Palsson

Njal's Saga, Leifur Eiricksson

The Coral Island, R. M. Ballantyne

+ Prospect Books

North Atlantic Seafood, Alan Davidson

+ Sheena & Monihan

History Is Made At Night, Godlis

+ Sheila Gallagher

Noa Noa - Journey to Tahiti, Paul Gaugin

Ireland - Our Island Home, Kevin Dwyer

The Way that I Went, Robert Lloyd Praeger

Vintage Swimwear - a History of 20th Century Fashions, Sarah Kennedy

The Brendan Voyage, Tim Severin

Collins Pocket Guide to the Seashore, John Barrett

Eileen Gray, Peter Adam

The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere, Pico Iyer

220 Aran Stitches and Patterns, Volume 5

Walls of Aran, Sean Scully

+ Thames & Hudson

Yokainoshima: island of monsters: Japanese folk rituals, Charles Freger

Cut That Out, Dr.Me

Islands: a trip through time and space, Peter Conrad

Oceanic art, Nicholas Thomas

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A library on the edge of the ocean. 

Designed and built by Harrison Gardner and his exceptional Criú

Visual identity by DR.ME

DE Librarian Michelle Russell

If you would like to donate or borrow a book please email - the collection is now accessible in Dublin City until we relocate back to Inis Oírr for DE20.