Book Honours Memory Of Thomas Ashe Who Died On Hunger Strike

On Monday 17 September 1917 a request was made by the Defence of the Realm prisoners in Mountjoy prison for prisoner-of-war treatment.  When this request was refused the prisoners began a hunger strike. At 5 p.m. on 25 September, Thomas Ashe was transferred to the Mater Hospital where he died at 10.30 p.m. An inquest into his death was […]

Filmmaker And Illustrator, Cethan Leahy Wins Mercier Press Fiction Competition

Ireland’s oldest independent publishing house, Mercier Press has announced the winner of their fiction competition. Cork author, Cethan Leahy, has won the competition for his young adult novel Tuesdays are Just as Bad. Obviously thrilled with his achievement, Cethan said ‘I still can’t believe I have won the Mercier Press Fiction Competition. It’s genuinely a dream […]

Mercier Press Releases New Book ‘Dream Gardens’ by Leonie Cornelius

Award-winning garden designer and interior architect, Leonie Cornelius has released her first book, Dream Gardens.  Best-known as a judge on RTÉ’s Super Garden Leonie approaches garden design from an emotional point of view.  Her goal is that the garden should contribute to helping the user live a more joyful everyday life. By focusing on how […]

Twenty Authors Make Mercier Press Fiction Competition Long-List

Ireland’s oldest independent publishing house, Mercier Press has announced the long-list for their fiction competition. Works by twenty of Ireland’s budding writers were chosen: One for Sorrow by Abigail Browne The Arsonists’ Alibi by Alison McGee Westward Bound by Billy Craven Tommy by Cammy Harley Tuesdays are Just as Bad by Cethan Leahy Blackpitts by […]

The Greatly Anticipated Book ‘This Man’s Wee Boy’ To Hit The Shelves.

Tony Doherty’s debut book, This Man’s Wee Boy, will hit the shelves on Wednesday 10 August.  The greatly anticipated and hugely compelling story of Tony’s early childhood in Derry from 1967 to 1972 is told through the eyes of an inquisitive and thoughtful boy growing up in a city on the brink of civil war. […]

Women of the Irish Revolution – New Book

Photographic history of the women who had a key role in Ireland’s revolution   ‘Women of the Irish Revolution’ tells the story of the women who played a role, both directly and indirectly, in the Irish revolution.   These women were vital to the revolutionary movement. They were part of a generation who made a […]

New Book -The Irish Citizen Army

A comprehensive and balanced account of the Irish Citizen Army from its foundation during the 1913 Lockout to defend the workers, detailing its importance in the 1916 Rising and its continued existence right up to the 1940s.   The Irish Citizen Army was originally established as a defence corps during the 1913 Lockout, but under […]