Irish Publishers/Agents


The following is a list of publishers and literary agents in Ireland.

A&A Farmar 78 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6.
A. & A. Farmar publish general
non-fiction including books on medical, social and business history. Unsolicited manuscripts accepted: Yes. Please contact Anna Farmar before submitting manuscript.

An Gúm
Irish language publisher of children’s books, school textbooks, dictionaries, music and general readers for adults.

An Sagart
In operation since 1958, An Sagart is an Irish Language Publisher of Folklore, Biography, Drama, Poetry, Journals, Literary Criticism & History, Prose, Spirituality and Theology.

An tSnáthaid Mhór
Irish publishing for children of all ages

Appletree Press

Arlen House; Feminist and academic titles.
Associated Editions; 33, Melrose Avenue, Dublin 3
Associated Editions publish books on a variety of subjects including Architecture, Art, Art History, Artists Books, Childrens Books, Design, Limited Editions, Music and Social History.
Blackhall Publishing; Lonsdale House, Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin;
Blackhall Publishing, founded in 1997 and based in Dublin, is one of Ireland’s leading independent non-fiction publishing houses. They publish titles for the general public as well as academic books. Key areas of specialisation are law, business, management, social issues and life issues. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Please see website for submission details.
Blackstaff Press; Blackstaff publishes in a wide range of categories, including fiction, sport, cookery, travel and poetry.
Brandon/Mount Eagle Publications
Publisher of fiction and non-fiction.
Carysfort Press
Formed in 1998, Carysfort Press publishes books on Drama, Literary Criticism, Music and the Arts & Humanities.
Chartered Accountants Ireland
As well as being the only specialist accountancy publisher, the Publishing division of Chartered Accountanst Ireland publishes titles in taxation, law, business and management.
Children’s Press
Children’s adventure stories. An imprint of Mercier Press.
CJ Falon
CJ Fallon is one of Ireland’s foremost educational publishers.
Cló Chaisil
Books of a spiritual nature.
Cló Iar-Chonnachta
Cló Iar-Chonnachta was founded in 1985, and have published over 300 books and 160 music albums.
Cló Mhaigh Eo
Well-illustrated books in Irish for children and young people.
Leading Irish language general publisher, over one thousand titles of prose and contemporary poetry in Irish
Cois Life
Literary and academic Irish-language publishers, founded 1996. 65 titles published. Full catalogue and on-line shop at
The Collins Press
Main categories published are Travel/Outdoors, Biography, Archaeology, History, Natural History, Sport. They do not publish poetry or fiction.
The Columba Press;
55a, Spruce Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The Columba Press is an independent publisher of religious books with an emphasis on mainline Christian books. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts on religious topics. Send samples and outlines first; email
Athbhunaíodh an comhlacht foilsitheoireachta LeabhairCOMHAR sa bhliain 2010 chun nualitríocht na Gaeilge a fhorbairt. Tá sé mar aidhm ag an gcomhlacht seo scríbhneoirí úra a earcú agus a chothú ar bhonn leanúnach agus tá sraitheanna nua leabhar á bhforbairt aige faoi láthair.
LeabhairCOMHAR was re-established in 2010 in an effort to further develop Irish-language literature. This publishing company aims to recruit and nurture new writers on a regular basis and is currently developing several new series.

LeabhairChomhar is the book publishing imprint of the literary magazine Comhar, publishing books for adult learners of Irish as well as a number of general prose and poetry titles.
Cork University Press
Publishing in Irish Studies for over 80 years.
Currach Press
Columba’s secular imprint, publishes a varied list of non-fiction titles, including biography, history, sport and lifestyle.
De Barra Publishing
De Barra Publishing is an educational publisher specialising in early year’s education and pre-school products and services.
Dedalus Press
Publishing contemporary poetry from Ireland and poetry in translation from around the world since 1985.
D.I.A.S. School of Celtic Studies
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
Doubleday Ireland
An imprint of Transworld Ireland, Doubleday Ireland,  aims to publish the best literary fiction and non-fiction authors.
Transworld Ireland:
Telphone: 00 353 (0)1 775 8683/2
The Educational Company of Ireland
Publishers of educational textbooks for primary and postprimary schools in Ireland.
Field Day
Field Day is Ireland’s famous theatre and Irish studies publishing company founded in 1980 in Derry by playwright Brian Friel and actor Stephen Rea, who were then joined by co-directors Seamus Heaney, Seamus Deane, Tom Paulin, Davy Hammond, and Tom Kilroy.
Flyleaf Press
Flyleaf Press was founded in 1987 and is Ireland’s major specialist publisher of family history and genealogy titles.
Foilseacháin Ábhair Spioradálta (FÁS)
A publisher of religious books in Irish and the religious magazine An Timire.
Folens Publishers are Ireland’s leading educational providers for Primary and Post Primary schools.
Four Courts Press
Expanding rapidly from a theology base, now publishes high-class academic publications in fields as diverse as Celtic Studies, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Art, Literature and Legal Studies. Unsolicited manuscripts not accepted. Please contact by telephone or email first. See website for contact details.
Futa Fata
Independent music label and publishing house (publishing in English and Irish simultaneously), based in Spiddal, Co. Galway in the region of Connemara, on Ireland’s Atlantic coast.
The Gallery Press
Publishers of contemporary Irish poetry, drama and prose.
Gill & Macmillan
Ireland’s largest publisher, with lists in general interest non-fiction, secondary and tertiary education texts. Accept unsolicited manuscripts. See website for further details.
Guildhall Press
N Ireland’s leading independent publishers, Guildhall produces high-quality fiction, local history, literary, academic, social issue, Irish language and photographic publications with global appeal. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Please see their website for instructions.
Hachette Books Ireland
One of Ireland’s leading publishers of commercial fiction and non-fiction. Part of the Hachette publishing group. Unsolicited manuscripts; not accepted. Fiction and Non-fiction: They accept submissions from agents and previously published authors. Please send opening chapters (circa 100 pages) a detailed synopsis and biography to Hachette Books Ireland, 8, Castlecourt Centre, Castleknock, Dublin 15 or by email to
The History Press, Ireland
The History Press, Ireland is a publisher of local and general history books.
Below is a list of literary agents in Ireland.
1. Lisa Richards Agency
Children and adult fiction and non-fiction. Address: The Lisa Richards Agency, 108, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4; Tel: +353(0)1 6375000; email: website;
2. Marianne Gunn O’Connor Literary Agency
Interested in commercial and literary fiction, non-fiction and biography. Address: Morrison Chambers, Suite 17, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2; email:
3. Ruth Cunney Agency
Agent for illustrated non-fiction and literary fiction. Also interested in original work of illustrators and photographers. Address: 5, Manor Place, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7;  Tel: +353-1-6351963; Email:
4. Jonathan Williams Literary Agency
Handles general trade books; fiction, auto/biography, travel, politics, history, music, literature and criticism, gardening, cookery, sport and leisure, humour, reference, social questions, photography. Some poetry. No plays, science fiction, children’s books, mind, body and spirit, computer books, theology, multimedia, motoring, aviation. Address: Jonathan Williams Literary Agency, 1 Urban Villas, Tivoli Terrace North, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin A96 YC95
5. Binnacle Press; Contact; Deborah Lysaght. Fiction and poetry. Send covering letter, synopsis (no more than 300 words) and short biography.
6. The Book Bureau Literary Agency
7, Duncairn Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Tel: 01-2764996; Email: Contact: Geraldine Nichol. Preferences; commercial women’s fiction, crime/thrillers and literary fiction; also interested in satire; humour; lifestyles; cookery, romantic; chick lit; lads’ lit; autobiographies; some young adult; some non-fiction. Send preliminary letter and three sample chapters (single line spacing and 11 font) together with a synopsis and short bio. They do not accept sci-fi, horror, fantasy, poetry, young children’s fiction, plays or TV scripts.
7. Paul FeldsteinThe Feldstein Agency

54 Abbey Street

Bangor, N. Ireland

BT20 4JB   U.K.

44 (0) 2891 472823
Handling adult fiction and non-fiction.

8. Bill Jeffrey Literary Agent

The Wordsmith’s Forge
20 Elm Court, Belfast, BT7 1DU
Tel: 44 28 90284163

Irish Academic Press
Dublin-based publisher of books of Irish interest, including Irish History, Contemporary Irish History, Military and Political History, Literature, Arts and the Media, Social History, Women’s Studies and Genealogy. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Considers non-fiction manuscripts of academic and general trade nature on history, politics, arts, theatre and film, literature and society regarding Ireland. Please contact by email at to request book proposal form.

Irish Pages
A Belfast journal combining Irish, European and international perspectives.

The Irish Story
Digital Publishers of Irish History run by Eoin Purcell

Laurel Cottages Ltd.
Illustrated local books and prints of Ireland and England from Cottage Publications.

Leabhar Breac
A publisher of quality literature in Irish.

Liberties Press
Liberties Press accept unsolicited submissions for both non-fiction and fiction between 1 January and 31 March each year. They publish primarily for the Irish market and urge those submitting to ensure their work is in line with their current list, which broadly focuses on Irish interest non-fiction including history, memoir, biography, politics, current affairs, sport and lifestyle. They do not accept unsolicited submissions for poetry. More at
The Liffey Press Ltd
A publisher of non-fiction books in Ireland with over 125 titles in print. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Prefer manuscripts to be sent via email; Website:; please see website for further submission details.
Lilliput Press
Small press specialising in Irish history, biography, literature / essays, Joyce, literary fiction and nature / environment.
Little Island
Little Island publishes fiction for older children and teenagers by Irish and international authors.
Little Island is an imprint of New Island. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Non-illustrated fiction for older children and teenagers. Send submissions by email only to – synopsis and first 3 chapters or 50 pages.
Management Briefs
Publishes short easy-to-read books with the essentials for busy Managers across a range of topics.
Maverick House
Maverick House specialises in non-fiction, current affairs and sport for Ireland and the world.
Mercier Press
Long established, independent trade publisher of non fiction with limited adult and children’s fiction. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts from authors and illustrators. Currently seeking mainly history, biography/memoir, politics/current affairs, sport, lifestyle and cookery, folklore and humour. Non-fiction submissions: Please send one-page cover letter, author CV (including 200 word bio), and a synopsis of not more than 1,500 words by email to Allow 6-8 weeks for a response. Fiction submissions; send one-page cover letter, author CV, including a 200 word biography and 3 sequential chapters (best to send first three chapters) to above email.
Messenger Publications
Publishing The Sacred Heart Messenger since 1888.
Literature in Irish and English for children, young people and adults.
Music Ireland
Based on Achill Island, Music Ireland publishes books of Irish music, from ballads to traditional music, suitable for everyone from beginners to accomplished musicians.
National Gallery
Publishing division of the National Gallery of Ireland.
National Library of Ireland
The National Library publishes books, a range of reproduction prints, education packs and postcards of images from the Library’s graphic collections.
New Island
New Island publish fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, and the Open Door series. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Send submissions by post only to New Island Books, 2, Brookside, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14. Synopsis and first 3 chapters or 50 pages.
The O’Brien Press Ltd
Ireland’s leading independent publisher of award-winning children’s fiction and bestselling adult non-fiction. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. No poetry. Please submit by post only. See website for further submission details.
Oak Tree Press
Oak Tree Press develops and delivers information, advice and resources for entrepreneurs and managers.
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne
Specialists publishing books and CDs of special interest in the Kerry gaeltacht.
Onstream Publications
Irish publisher produces and sells quality books with interesting, not always mainstream, topics.

Penguin Ireland
Subsidiary of Penguin UK, publishing in all genres. See website for submission guidelines.
Phaeton Publishing; Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Send synopsis and sample chapter.
Poolbeg Press; Publishes fiction, non-fiction, current affairs. See website for submission guidelines.
Púca Press
A small publisher producing limited edition hand printed books in Irish and other languages.
Royal Irish Academy
The Royal Irish Academy publishes books with the precise aim of communicating scholarly material to a wider public. Also publishes six scholarly journals, landmark series and monographs. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Non-fiction, generally academic. Send to Managing Editor by post or email.
Sáirséal – Ó Marcaigh: Cló Iar-Chonnachta
The leading Irish language publishing house for many decades, Sáirséal agus Dill, later Sáirséal-Ó Marcaigh, published many of the leading poets and prose writers of the twentieth century. It is now part of the Cló Iar-Chonnachta group.
Salmon Poetry
Literary publisher; specialising in Irish and international poetry.
Scotus Press
Seven Towers
Southword Editions
Southword Editions is the publishing branch of the Munster Literature Centre. Publications include Southword, a literary journal published biannually, Best of Irish Poetry (a poetry anthology published annually) and various texts in translation.
The Stinging Fly Press
Operated alongside literary journal. Publishing literary fiction, particular interest in new writers and short stories. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Short stories and poetry accepted from January-March. No submissions by email. See website for further details.
Tirgearr Publishing
Tirgearr Publishing
Bethany, Tower Cross
Mornington, Co. Meath
Phone: +353-857427223
Tirgearr Publishing is a small independently-owned publishing company of commercial genre fiction. They are always happy to receive submissions from authors. Email for general queries only. For submissions, please visit the website for submission guidelines. Sorry, no YA or Children’s books.

Tramp Press
Tramp Press aims to find, nurture and publish exceptional literary talent. Founded by Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen, Tramp Press is committed to publishing only the best and most deserving books, to encourage, support and maintain Ireland’s literary talent, and to enrich the lives of readers. Please note that they do not accept non-fiction submissions.
General enquiries:

Transworld Ireland
A vibrant imprint publishing a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction by Irish authors.
Telephone: 00 353 (0)1 775 8683/2

TSO Ireland
TSO Ireland provides comprehensive information management and publishing solutions for public and private sector clients.
Ulster Historical Foundation
Publisher of historical titles and family history guides relating to the province of Ulster.
University College Dublin Press
UCD Press publishes a diversity of academic titles reflective of excellence in contemporary international scholarship. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Academic titles. Submission guidelines may be found on their website.
Veritas publishes religious education textbooks, resources such as the Irish Catholic Directory, and books on theology, spirituality, counselling and social issues.
The Woodfield Press
Publishes books which conform to academic standards but are accessible in style and written, generally, with the non-academic in mind. Specialist areas include: Biography, Local History, Women’s History/Studies,Social History. Unsolicited manuscripts not accepted, but send proposals by email to
Independent publisher based in Galway since 2006. Publishes fiction, poetry and non-fiction titles. Also publishes through its imprint 6th House and produces Crannóg Literary Magazine.
Yes! Publications