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John by Jean: Fifty Years of Friendship.
Published to coincide with celebrations of John Berger’s 90th birthday 2016:
a documentary book of photographs of John Berger by Jean Mohr from the 1960s to the present.

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at Occasional Press by email

 

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The Celtic Zoo
by Tom Fitzgerald and Theo Dorgan

33 x 46 cm, 34 pp., full colour throughout.

The Celtic Zoo presents artist Tom Fitzgerald's series of 24 satirical watercolour drawings reporting back on the state of contemporary Ireland and poet Theo Dorgan's 24 verse response to these images.

This publication is a unique and unusual book, not least due to the fact that the entire series of images is being reproduced at facsimile size - resulting in a book that is 33 x 46 cm. It is published in a limited hardback edition of just 200 books; numbers 1 - 125 of which carry an original, limited edition, intaglio print, each hand painted in watercolour by Tom.

Limited edition, with original intaglio print: € 150.00 + P&P
and hardback edition (without print): € 65.00 + P&P..

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at Occasional Press by email

 

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Into the Mountains
by Joe Wilson and Colm Tóibín

21 x 30 cm, 52 pp., full colour throughout.

Into the Mountains presents paintings, drawings and monoprints derived from numerous sketchbook notes and photographs made by Joe Wilson during his wanderings in the Twelve Bens of Connemara. From the tracks and streams of the low-lying valleys he takes us up to the exposed rocky heights. From up on the tops, his large scale panoramic views invite us to experience something of the vertiginous grandeur of these spectacular vistas and something of the physical excitement of being up in the realm of the clouds, high above the surrounding landscape

The images are accompanied by a vivid response of, world-wandering ruminations on the fascination of mountains and the images they inspire from one of Ireland's most celebrated contemporary authors: Colm Tóibín.

Limited edition, with original intaglio print: € 80.00 + P&P
and paperback edition: € 25.00 + P&P..

The book is available from Ballynahinch Castle, Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway.

For purchase please contact Brid O'Malley at

 

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Flying Skirts
by John and Yves Berger

Flying Skirts the only English version of John and Yves Berger’s book of elegy for Beverly Berger.
Softback 40 pages. Full colour illustrations, including drawings by John and Yves Berger.

 

This book is published in a limited edition of 500.

Flying Skirts is available from us online at a total price of  €18.00.

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Pony
by Tony Curtis and David Lilburn

Pony by poet Tony Curtis and printmaker David Lilburn is published by Occasional Press in collaboration with Ballynahinch Castle, Co. Galway, August 2013. 80 pages. Full colour, 45 poems and 29 images. There is a standard paperback edition 320 copies and a limited edition of 130 hardback copies carrying an original print numbered and signed by David Lilburn and Tony Curtis.

 

Limited edition, with print: € 65.00 + P&P
and paperback edition: € 18.00 + P&P.

The book is available from Ballynahinch Castle, Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway.

For purchase please contact Brid O'Malley at

 

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Montenotte and Fountainstown
by Dorothy Cross

Two related books 256 pp. 85 and 96 images respectively. Full colour. Published in a slipcased, special hardback, limited edition of 150, which also includes a folio containing an original print (made especially for this edition signed by the artist); and in a slipcased, paperback, edition of 850 (without print).

Hardbacks are priced at €220.00 (+ P&P)
and paperbacks at €45.00 (+ P&P).

Montenotte and Fountainstown are published by Occasional Press in collaboration with Ballynahinch Castle, 16th August 2012.

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Donald Teskey: A Connemara Folio

80 pp. Full colour. Published in hardback in a limited, numbered edition
of 150 (with a hand-painted, original intaglio print signed by the artist)
and in a standard paperback edition (without print) of 500

A Connemara Folio is published by Occasional Press in collaboration with Ballynahinch Castle, 24th August 2011.

Hardbacks are priced at €180.00 (+ P&P)
and paperbacks at €45.00 (+ P&P).

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An Afterglow: A Gallery of Connemara Poems
Edited by Des Lally and Peter Fallon
With an Introduction by Thomas Kilroy

Published in collaboration with Ballynahinch Castle

88 pp Images: 9 full colour (including 4 gatefolds) and 1 black and white
ISBN: 978-0-9564786-1-0 (hardback);
ISBN: 978-0-9564786-0-3 (paperback)

An Afterglow : A Gallery of Connemara Poems is published in a limited edition of 150 Hardback copies, which include a signed original intaglio print by Donald Teskey RHA (editioned by Robert Russell) and in a Paperback edition of 500 copies

Hardback books (with original intaglio print), ISBN 978-0-9564786-1-0,
are priced at €120.00 (+ P&P)

Paperback books, ISBN 978-0-9564786-0-3, are priced at € 22.00 (+ P&P)

The book can be purchased directly from Brid O'Malley at

 

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The Idea of Islands
by Sue Hubbard and Donald Teskey

52 pp ISBN: 978-0-9548976-9-7 (hardback); 978-0-9548976-7-3 (paperback)
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The Idea of Islands is a unique collaboration that brings together a series of emotionally incisive poems by English poet Sue Hubbard and powerfully atmospheric drawings by Irish artist Donald Teskey RHA, inspired by a remote and starkly beautiful location on the wild, western seaboard of Ireland.

 

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Walking Drawing, Making Memory
A Ballynahinch Sketchbook by David Lilburn

68 pp limited, numbered edition of 300   ISBN: 978-0-9548976-8-0  

A Ballynahinch Sketchbook is published in a limited, numbered edition of 300 by Ballynahinch Castle and Occasional Press, July 2009. Numbers one to one hundred and fifty include a frontispiece of an original intaglio print signed and numbered by the artist. Books 1-150 are priced at €100.00 (+ P&P); books 151-300 at €40.00 (+ P&P).

 

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Ballynahinch Postcards poems by Peter Fallon

60 pp  limited signed edition hardback and paperback

Ballynahinch Postcards by Peter Fallon has been published by Occasional Press in collaboration with Ballynahinch Castle Hotel in Recess, Connemara, Ireland.

 

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Berger On Drawing edited by Jim Savage

160 pp with 49 b/w illustrations including drawings by John and Yves Berger

Berger On Drawing is a new anthology of essays in which John Berger explores that most primary and most primal of all art activities: drawing.

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Drawing Texts edited by Jim Savage

306 pp essays from 53 contributors with 56 b/w illustrations and 6 full colour

Drawing Texts is an anthology of texts by artists, designers, curators, art critics, art historians and other interested parties exploring the nature of drawing.

 

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Being There edited by Jim Savage

60 pp illustrated monograph with texts by Aidan Dunne, Seamus Heaney and James O’Nolan. Also includes an extensive interview with Joe Wilson by David Lilburn

Being There offers a number of perspectives on the work of the English born artist Joe Wilson. It covers his early interest in systems and archaeology in the 60s and 70s, his subsequent preoccupation with recording ‘place’, as exemplified in his photographic studies of allotments in Manchester and Tom Brouder’s Farm in County Limerick in the 80s - and subsequently explores his engagement with landscape through drawing and painting throughout the 90s up to the present (including his most recent drawings and ‘constructed’ paintings). With more than 90 illustrations Being There offers a fascinating introduction to the wide-ranging practice of this highly idiosyncratic artist.