ABOUT DOIRE PRESS
DOIRE PRESS was founded in the autumn of 2007 in Connemara by Lisa Frank, with skills and experience in editing and publishing, and by John Walsh, who had just received a publication award from the Galway County Council Arts Office to publish his second poetry collection, Love’s Enterprise Zone. And from little acorns...
The following year Doire Press published Inheritance, Miceál Kearney's debut poetry collection. This marked the first annual publication prize awarded to the winner of the North Beach Poetry Nights' Grand Slam.
2010, the year the press officially started, was a year of growth for Doire Press, including debut poetry collections by Edward Boyne and Gerry Galvin, as well as our first book of fiction, Susan Millar DuMars’ short story collection, Lights in the Distance.
Since then Doire Press continued to blossom, finding its niche in publishing new and emerging writers who give voice to what it means to be Irish in a changing Ireland. These writers include fiction writer Madeleine D’Arcy, whose collection Waiting for the Bullet won the 2015 Edge Hill Readers' prize; and poets Adam White, whose book, Accurate Measurements was the only Irish publication to be shortlised for the prestigious Forward Prize in 2013; and Breda Wall Ryan, whose collection In a Hare’s Eye won the 2016 Shine/Strong Award.
Other publications include 30 under 30, chosen as a Top Ten Title of 2012 by Joseph O’Connor in The Irish Times; Galway Stories, a collection of short stories set in neighbourhoods throughout the city and county of Galway by many of Ireland’s top writers, including Kevin Barry, Mary Costello, Mike McCormack, Nuala Ní Chonchuír, Olaf Tyaransen and Julian Gough; Deirdre Unforgiven: A Journal of Sorrows, a play by Eamon Carr; and debut poetry collections, The Woman on the Other Side by Stephanie Conn and Jewtown by Simon Lewis, both shortlisted for the 2017 Shine/Strong Award.
Doire Press gratefully acknowledges the support of Galway County Council, the Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, which have funded many of our publications.