Can a born and bred townie who falls in love with a farmer learn to live with the realities of the farming life?

‘I was hooked from page one. Hilarious, evocative, poignant, perceptive and beautifully written, it will strike a chord with every reader. I LOVED it!’ – Patricia Scanlan After living in California for close to a decade, Maura McElone ‘unemigrated’ to Ireland. After a few disastrous experiences with online dating, she met and fell with love […]

North Tipp author Brendan Lynch launches new book at historic venue

Toomevara author and former Tipp county cyclist Brendan Lynch has published a new book, Princess of the Orient. A Romantic Odyssey. The launch took place in what was once Dublin’s most famous bookshop, Parsons on Baggot Street Bridge. Now an FBD insurance office, its customers included Brendan Behan, Patrick Kavanagh, Maeve Binchy, Flann O’Brien, Seamus […]

Debut novelist uses childhood memories for inspiration

Deeply moving and evocative prose. Haunting, tender yet hopeful. Pilgrim is a beautiful read that lingers. – Carmel Harrington In this cynical age it’s a joy to encounter such sincerity, and wonderfully unexpected to see contemporary fiction as a profession of fervent yet gentle faith. Louise is a brave and humane writer, a breath of […]

Mad Ideas, Tall Tales: A Story About Stories, Fairytales and Festivals. FREE Sun 11 Feb 4pm Cloughjordan

Have you ever read a brilliant novel and wondered how the author ever came up with the idea? You can find out how this Sunday when the author of the children’s novels The Maloneys’ Magical Weatherbox and The Cloak of Feathers, Nigel Quinlan, presents his new show, Mad Ideas, Tall Tales: A Story About Storytelling, […]

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 […]

New book recalls how Tipperary man used rural electrification to spread hurling into the West

The story of how a Tipperary man helped spread hurling around Connacht features 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 […]

Ten Red-Hot Tips To Promote Your Business – New Book by Ellen Gunning

Who could better placed than Ellen Gunning MA, MIAPR, FPRII, NUJ, director of Irish Academy of Public Relations to advise small and medium-sized business on the best PR techniques and how to use them? In Ten Red-Hot Tips Ellen cuts through the jargon to provide the reader with the techniques to create the ‘angles’ that […]

New book exposes story behind Ireland’s gas and oil

With estimates of a ‘potential of at least ten billion barrels of oil equivalent’[1] (oil or gas) said to exist offshore and onshore Ireland, questions about who owns and benefits from Ireland’s resources have arisen in recent years. The prolonged Corrib gas conflict and allegations of a ‘gas giveaway’ have also prompted many people to inform […]

Call for Tipperary 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 […]

An Obstacle Confusion – Book of Barneyisms – by Jim McCann & Wendy Shea

An Obstacle Confusion.  By Mattie Lennon. BARNEY;  When is the baby due? PREGNANT WOMAN; December. BARNEY;  This December?     “Formalism, by being an ‘ism,’ kills form by hugging it to death”, so said Peter Viereck but there are “isms”   worth saving.  Formalism is defined as, ”the practice or the doctrine of strict adherence to […]

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