Emma Byrne

Emma Byrne

Emma Byrne is a graphic designer and artist. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. She has won numerous awards for her design including The IDI (Irish Design Institute) Graduate Designer of the Year, the IDI Promotional Literature Award for her work on Brown Morning, and a Children’s Books Ireland Bisto Merit Award for her work on Something Beginning With P: New Poems from Irish Poets. She has illustrated many books, including Best-Loved Oscar Wilde, Best Loved Yeats, The Most Beautiful Letter in the World by Karl O’Neill, a special edition of Ulysses by James Joyce, and A Terrible Beauty by Mairéad Ashe Fitzgerald. She lives in a thatched house in Co. Wexford.

  • Dubliners

    Our take on ‘Dubliners’ by James Joyce

    Our wonderful designer Emma Byrne gives her thoughts on designing the jacket for our new edition of Dubliners by James Joyce, which was published last year as part of Dublin One City One Book 2012.

  • The Most Beautiful Letter in the World
  • Download Chapter two -- a walk in the park

Best-Loved Irish Ballads - Great Songs from the Irish Folk Tradition

Spirit of the Titanic

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

Spirit of the Titanic

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Peter Heaney.

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The Most Beautiful Letter in the World

Written by Karl O'Neill, Illustrated by Emma Byrne

Poppy finds a mysterious red envelope in the park - where did it come from and who is it for?


An extraordinary gift book - as seen on a park bench near you!

P is for Poetry

Poems from Irish Poets

Compiled by Seamus Cashman, Illustrated by Corrina Askin and Alan Clarke and Emma Byrne

Selected poems from bestselling Something Beginning with P in a beautiful new format - a perfect gift book for Irish children at home and abroad.

Spirit of the Titanic

Written by Nicola Pierce, Illustrated by Emma Byrne

The ghost of fifteen-year-old Samuel Scott moves restlessly aboard the Titanic as she sails to her doom in 1912. An eyewitness to the final days in the lives of rich and poor, crew and passengers, this is Samuel’s story …