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 […]

Tipperary author included in new rural anthology Around The Farm Gate

A Tipperary author has had his story 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. Patrick O’Dwyer hails from Tipperary town and is married with three children. His story ‘The Cow That Went On Holidays’ brings a certain humour […]

New Book ‘The Curse of the USS Annie Oakley’ – Q and A with author Joe Terry

A new book by Author Joe Terry, ‘The Curse of the USS Annie Oakley’  is being launched in Cork City Library on 18th June at 7pm. We feature a Q and A session with the author below the description. On learning of the assassination of his godfather, President John F Kennedy, Boston College undergraduate DANIEL […]

Irish economic development Since 1970: A story of serial under-achievement By Eoin O’Leary

In a newly published book Dr Eoin O’Leary, School of Economics, UCC argues that serial under-achievement best describes Ireland’s progress in terms of economic development since 1970.  Ireland’s performance for 4 of the last 5 decades has been mediocre at best, with the Celtic Tiger period being the exception.  According to the author, “the Irish […]

Cotton Wool Kids: What’s making Irish parents paranoid? – New Book

Cotton Wool Kids:: What’s Making Irish Parents Paranoid? reveals the media-fuelled madness of paranoid parenting and describes how a more relaxed attitude to raising children can lead to happier, healthier families. What has happened to Irish childhood? Parents are keeping their children indoors for fear of predators lurking around every corner and children are spending their […]

Tipperary Novelist Nigel Quinlan Expecting a Magical Year

One of this year’s most anticipated children’s books, The Magic Maloneys and the End of the World, is the first novel by Cloughjordan-based author Nigel Quinlan. The Magic Maloneys and the End of the World will be published on 7 May by Orion Children’s Books (Hardback at £10.99,9781444014143), and in the US by Roaring Brook […]

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 […]

Competition! Win a free copy of ‘Get Sh*t Done’ by Niall Harbison

Entrepreneur Niall Harbison has so far established four start ups. The first failed spectacularly. The following three have been hugely successful. He’s also written the number-1 best-selling book Get Sh*t Done, sharing his experience, lessons, and advice in an upbeat, no-nonsense fashion. Niall visits Cloughjordan to meet local start ups and discover the innovative businesses of […]

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 […]

North Tipperary Author’s New Book

Toomevara author Brendan Lynch launched his latest book, CITY OF AUTHORS, last week (June 11) as part of Dublin’s James Joyce Bloomsday celebrations. The launch was performed by Joyce biographer Peter Costello at Dublin’s Alliance Francaise. Costello said; ‘The difference between this and other literary histories is that Brendan Lynch captures the humanity of the […]

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