New Memoir Describes A Young Girl’s Move To The Gaeltacht In The 1970’s

Following a doctor’s warning to change his high-pressured job as a manager in Stanley’s Waterford Iron Foundry, Joe Foley, along with his wife, Ena, decided to uproot his family altogether and move from the elegant surroundings of Lower Newtown in Waterford city to the wilds of the Gaeltacht, An Rinn. It may have only been […]

New Book Released To Commemorate Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness: The Man I Knew, as told by neighbours, community leaders, politicians, and a former US President. It has been a year since the death of Martin McGuinness made the front page of many media outlets around the world. A new book, Martin McGuinness: The Man I Knew, released to commemorate the first anniversary […]

New Book Reveals Who Was Behind The 1959 Ballsmill Ambush

In My Life in the IRA, the first book to be released about the IRA’s Border Campaign (12 December 1956–26 February 1962), former Director of Operations for the IRA Michael [Mick] Ryan makes the shock revelation that he was responsible for the 1959 Ballsmills ambush that seriously injured Constable William Johnston (28) and Special Constable […]

Gerry Adams Releases New Book ‘Never Give Up’

‘Some of the issues and campaigns I write about are still un­resolved at the time of publication, years after I put pen to paper. These include the search for justice and equality for so many in Ireland and throughout the world. Some of these campaigns are decades old. They are still winnable. The secret is […]

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 […]

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