The cover illustrations on both collections are by Michael Cummins. He was born in Wexford, but has been living in Dublin for years. He has a quirky take on things that I really like. You've got to take your time with these 'cos there's often some tiny detail: a face on the sole of a shoe or a bird falling out of a gun barrel. Here's a selection of his works; click to enlarge the image.
All graphics © Michael Cummins.