Mercier Press

Founded in 1944 and based in Cork, Ireland, Mercier Press is Ireland’s oldest independent publishing house. Our focus on Irish culture and literature has elevated local Irish voices to an international stage. Our initial mission was to make Irish history, folklore, and culture more accessible through affordable publications.

Over the years, Mercier Press has been a nurturing ground for a wide spectrum of Irish authors, giving a platform to both seasoned and emerging talents. Our diverse catalogue encompasses a variety of genres such as history, biography, politics, and fiction, showcasing the rich tapestry of Irish literature. Our publications have resonated with readers across the globe, enhancing the international understanding and appreciation of Irish heritage and history.

Continuing our longstanding tradition, Mercier Press remains dedicated to promoting local voices that resonate globally. We are a key contributor to Ireland’s dynamic literary scene and a prominent figure in the Irish publishing sector. Our portfolio, rich with compelling memoirs and autobiographical narratives, explore themes of memory, freedom, tradition and truth. These principles guide us as we embark on our journey through the next 80 years, committed to telling stories that matter.

Publisher address:

36 Beechwood Park

UK Sales: Jonathan Brooks
UK Distribution: Gill Distribution/Gardners/Ingram
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