Doire Press

One of Ireland’s most notable small presses

Welcome to Doire Press, an award-winning publisher located in Connemara in the West of Ireland. We publish poetry and literary fiction.

About Us

Award winning publisher

Doire Press was founded in 2007 in Connemara by Lisa Frank and John Walsh. Lisa was experienced in both editing and publishing while John had recently received a publishing award. Since then, we have found our niche in publishing new and emerging writers and have published debut collections from some of Ireland’s most noteworthy writers.


Poetry to Fiction

Our writers give voice to what it means to be Irish in a changing Ireland. Many of our authors published their debut works with us and have continued to grow their collections.

Poetry Mentorship Programme

We are delighted to announce our 2022 Nothern Ireland emerging poetry mentoring scheme.

Recent Releases

Our Authors' Voices

Smugglers in the Underground Hug Trade A Journal of the Plague Year Poetry book by William Wall Published by Doire Press

Smugglers in the Underground Hug Trade: A Journal of the Plague Year

Surprised by how few literary references exist for the Spanish ‘Flu pandemic of 1918/19, William Wall made a conscious decision...
Liberty Terrace Short fiction Book by Madeleine D’Arcy Published by Doire Press

Liberty Terrace

Liberty Terrace features a bevy of characters who reside in a fictional area of Cork City in the period 2016...
Liffey Sequence Poetry Book by David Butler Published by Doire Press

Liffey Sequence

Liffey Sequence explores pressing issues of identity, ecology and social exclusion. This new three-part collection by the award-winning Bray-based writer...
Riptide Poetry Book by Amanda Bell published by Doire Press


Riptide explores the zeitgeist using the art of Edvard Munch as a counterpoint, delving into the ecological and spiritual anguish...

In The Media

From reviews to articles, many of our writers and their work are regularly featured in the media. 

New Titles

Something to look forward to

New books forthcoming in the spring by the following writers:

Nithy Kasa

Nandi Jola

Stephanie Conn

Recent Blogs

News, tips and updates

Writing for the ‘reality’
How to get a book published in Ireland
Why We Love Working With Debut Writers