New Book The Art of Hurling: Insights into Success from the Managers reveals what it takes to make a winning hurling team.

A great read with real insights into the minds of hurling managers.’ Eoin Kelly   ‘From Ger Loughnane and Liam Griffin, to Anthony Daly and Eamon O’Shea, who wouldn’t want to hear what these managers think? This book captures the essence of them.’ James O’Connor   In The Art of Hurling: Insights into Success from the Managers acclaimed sportswriter Daire […]

Four Offaly natives tell their rural electrification stories in new book

The stories of four Offaly natives feature prominently in a unique book of memories of the roll-out of the Rural Electrification Scheme across the country 70 years ago this month. Then There Was Light is a collection of tales of the time when Ireland left the dark ages as the ESB brought electricity to even […]

Call for Offaly stories of Ireland’s Rural Electrification Scheme

Local people with memories of Ireland’s Rural Electrification Scheme are being sought to retell their tales as part of a new publication due out later this year. The book ‘Then There Was Light’ will provide a valuable snapshot of the time Ireland left the dark ages by allowing power and light into even the most […]

Three Offaly authors included in new rural anthology

Three Offaly authors have had their stories included as part of Around The Farm Gate, a unique anthology of Irish rural memories which is hotly-tipped to be a best-seller this year. Edward Cunningham is a native of Clara and is a former Deputy Editor of the Irish Independent. His story ‘Horsemen Passing By’ is an […]

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 […]

The Irish Countrywomen’s Association Book of Crafts: 40 projects to make at home

Be inspired by traditional Irish craft with a modern twist. Nothing compares with the pleasure and satisfaction of making something yourself, and for years the Irish Countrywomen’s Association has been at the forefront of Irish craft. This beautiful book is an inspiring collection of projects from ICA members that introduce traditional Irish crafts in a […]

Call out for Home-Chef’s across Offaly from The Nation’s Favourite Chef, Neven Maguire

Ireland’s ‘Best Chef 2014’, Neven Maguire, launches his new book ‘The Nation’s Favourite Food FAST’ with a challenge for home cooks across Offaly, called ‘Fast Favourites’. Neven is inviting cooks across Offaly to send him pictures of their favourite ‘fast’ dishes and how long it took them to cook via Facebook or Twitter (using the […]