Cahill, Thomas. How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
A popular historian describes how the Irish monks preserved much of Western literature and knowledge during the Dark Ages, a time when Europe was in turmoil.

Donegan, Lawrence. No News at Throat Lake. New York: Pocket Books, 2000.
The true-life story of a London journalist who moves to a small Irish village and starts to work for the local newspaper, filled with vivid descriptions of the people and landscapes of rural Ireland.

Doyle, Roddy. A Star Called Henry. New York: Penguin, 2000.
A book by an award-winning Irish writer about a boy growing up in Dublin at the beginning of the 20th century. He joins the Irish Republican Army and witnesses the events of the Easter Rising of 1916.

Horgan, John. Mary Robinson: A Woman of Ireland and the World. New York: Rinehart, Roberts, 1997.
A biography of the first female president in Irish history, a woman known as a champion of the poor, the oppressed and the underprivileged. Her election to power signalled a change in social attitudes in Ireland.

Moss, John. Invisible Among the Ruins: Field Notes of a Canadian in Ireland. Dunvegan, Ontario: Cormorant Books, 2000.
John Moss, a professor at the University of Ottawa, describes his time in Ireland. He offers a Canadian perspective on Ireland and Irish culture.

Yeats, W.B., editor. Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland. New York: Colliers, 1986.
A comprehensive collection of Irish folklore, with stories featuring fairies, leprechauns, the Pooka and banshees.