Gill (publisher)

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FoundersMichael Henry Gill, Co-Founder
James McGlashan, Co-Founder
Country of originIreland
Headquarters locationDublin
DistributionGill Distribution (Ireland)
Dufour Editions (US)[1]
Key peopleDermot O'Dwyer, Managing Director
Publication typesBooks

Gill is a publisher based in Park West, Dublin, Ireland, and is a publisher of nonfiction and educational books in Ireland. It is a member of CLE, the Irish Book Publishers' Association.


In 1856, Michael Henry Gill, printer for Dublin University, purchased the publishing and bookselling business of James McGlashan, and the company was re-named McGlashan & Gill. In 1875, it was re-named M.H. Gill & Son. In 1968, the company became associated with the London based Macmillan Publishers (founded 1843) and Gill & Macmillan was established. In 2013, the Gill family bought out Macmillan.[2]


Gill mainly publishes educational books for school and college students. They also publish a range of general interest non-fiction titles. As well as handling its own published titles, Gill also handles the warehousing and distribution for a number of Irish-based publishers, including O'Brien Press and the Irish Manuscripts Commission.

Gill also runs, an online learning resource aimed at Irish second-level students. They also have a series of online tests designed to accompany 22 of their educational books, covering 8 secondary school subjects.


  1. ^ "Publishers – Dufour Editions". Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  2. ^ Flanagan, Peter; Spain, John (2013-08-15). "Publishing house back in Irish hands as Gill family buy out Macmillans". Retrieved 2017-10-07.