Eilís Dillon

Eilís Dillon (1920–1994) was an Irish author with over 50 published works to her name. Her books spanned several genres, including children's literature, detective novels, and historical fiction. Dillon's work is known for its rich portrayal of Irish life and culture. She was also the wife of the academic Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin and the mother of the poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and critic Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. The Bitter Glass

    "The Bitter Glass" is a historical novel set in Ireland during the 1920s, a time of political upheaval and civil war. The story follows the life of a young man who becomes embroiled in the conflict, despite his initial reluctance. As he navigates through the complexities of love, loyalty, and patriotism, he is forced to confront the harsh realities of war and the profound impact it has on individuals and communities. The book offers a poignant exploration of human nature, the struggle for freedom, and the cost of political strife.