About Us




We are publishers of the best contemporary non-fiction writing. We are peer reviewed for academic excellence. We are the publishing imprint of University College Dublin, Ireland.

UCD Press publishes contemporary scholarly writing in a broad range of subjects including history, literary studies, music, and science. Our Press has a special focus on Irish Studies. Our books are produced to the highest standards of design, editing, and printing while being publicised nationally and internationally.

The Press is located at the UCD Humanities Institute (HI), on the UCD Campus in Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. The Humanities Institute constitutes a vibrant and creative space for interdisciplinary research in the arts and humanities in Ireland. Within UCD, the HI acts as a creative hub for interdisciplinary enquiry and discussion in the humanities and cognate social sciences. UCD Press has been involved in several workshops to advise and support the research students based in the HI. Advice has been offered in areas such as guidelines on submissions and book proposals and how to turn your PhD into a book.

The Press has had a number of successful titles including The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland; The Poet's Chair series and Something to Chew On.

UCD Press is honoured to be collaborating with the Ireland Chair of Poetry and is publishing the public lectures of the Ireland Professors of Poetry – most recently Michael Longley, Harry Clifton and Paula Meehan – in The Poet’s Chair series. This series will continue in 2017 with the publication of the following poets' lectures: John Montague, Nuala Ni Dhomnhaill and Paul Durcan.

The Ireland Chair of Poetry was established in 1998 following the award of the Nobel Prize of Literature to Seamus Heaney and is jointly held between Queen’s University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Every three years a distinguished Irish poet is chosen for a three-year term during which he or she spends a semester in residence teaching in each of the three universities and gives an annual formal public lecture.

We have had many successes with our revolutionary period titles looking at Ireland from 1913 to 1923 including: Years of Turbulence, Big Jim Larkin and our Centenary Classics series.

With over 300 titles on our list, UCD Press publishes widely across the academic spectrum and welcomes new book proposals in all subject areas. Please refer to our catalogue for a full list of our forthcoming, current and backlist titles. The Press is strictly peer reviewed and it is not the policy of the Press at present to undertake the publication of journals.

Prospective authors should consult the following links:

book proposal advice

style guidelines


We hope you enjoy our books and visit us regularly in the future!

The UCD Press team