Rare & Recent Books is a family run bookshop based in Cong, County Mayo. We stock a wide selection of antiquarian, new, collectible and used books. We specialise in books related to Ireland, particularly the West of Ireland and also carry a large selection of fishing books from the last two hundred years.

Our shop is open six days a week and a small selection of our books may be purchased on our website.

News and latest books

  • Achill Painters – An Island History
    Local author Mary J. Murphy dropped into the shop yesterday with copies of her new book “Achill Painters- An Island History”. The beautifully illustrated book explores the rich history of .…
  • Bookshelves
    Ever wanted to visit our shop but can’t make it to Cong? We have introduced a new feature called “Bookshelves” which allows you to browse through our shelves wherever you are in the .…
  • Leabhar Breac
    The Leabhar Breac, known also as Leabhar Mor Duna Doighre, was compiled from older sources at the beginning of the fourteenth century near to the town of Loughrea in east County Galway. The book .…

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