In addition to rare books, Edmund Burke Publishers has created many important publications on Irish History and Topography, both reprints and original works. Éamonn decided to set up a publishing house when he realised that many seminal works relating to Ireland were prohibitively expensive for many customers such as the Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by The Four Masters. Other items simply weren’t widely available enough to meet demand such as The Dolmens of Ireland. To remedy these issues, Éamonn reprinted many scholarly works. Since the early days, our publications listings have broadened to include important original works by academics, such as Patrick Melvin and local historians such as Jarlath Waldron. We have published works by acclaimed botanical illustrator, Wendy Walsh such as An Irish Flower Garden Replanted. Our publishing house has even branched out into the world of fiction thanks to the dear, late Willie Costello’s charming books on life in rural West of Ireland, in the thirties and forties, namely A Connacht Man’s Ramble and The Rambling House. We are also very fond of our dear friend, the late Tony Sweeney’s publication The Sweeney Guide to the Irish Turf 1501 – 2001, a seminal work on the subject, compiled by one of life’s true gentlemen.
Acclaim for our Publications
We are very proud of all of our publications and authors, but some of our works have got a bit more attention than others. As briefly mentioned above, in 1990, we published the third and best edition Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by The Four Masters, a great masterpiece of Irish history, which is in more demand than ever. Jarlath Waldron’s publication, Maamtrasna The Murders and The Mystery was a bestseller and remained at the number one spot for eight weeks in succession, while Wendy Walsh and Charles Nelson’s Flowers of Mayo won two design awards, including the Best Overall Book of the Year Award.