Tipp man’s story highlighted in new book on dance hall days

A Tipperary man’s dancing story figure prominently in a new book recalling the halcyon days of the showband era, which was launched this week. From The Candy Store To The Galtymore chronicles the late 1950s to the 1970s in rural and urban Ireland through the stories of the young men and women who religiously went […]

Tom Semple and The Thurles Blues by Liam Ó Donnchú

Semple Stadium, Thurles, has for decades been the ‘mecca’ for GAA supporters, particularly hurling.  Thousands throng to this heartland of hurling to witness the intense inter-county rivalries contested in the birthplace of the GAA. But what of the man whose name the stadium honours. This long-awaited biography of Tom Semple and his legendary Thurles Blues, […]

New Book – Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland

Incontrovertible evidence of collusion between loyalist paramilitaries and the state in dozens of murders in Northern Ireland.   Between 1970 and 1978, a loyalist gang (or permutations of it) rampaged through Ireland brutally killing over 120 people, the majority of them selected at random.  All bar one were nationalists with no republican links.  In almost […]

Businessman George Mordaunt Author of Shepherd’s Pie at Nenagh Arts Centre

At Nenagh Arts Centre this week: Discussion – George Mordaunt 7pm, Wednesday 14 December Admission: Free Business man George Mordaunt recounts his rough time over the past few years as his car business became caught in the economy’s downward spiral. He has retold the story in his book ‘Shepherd’s Pie’ – totally gripping in it’s […]

Minister Launches Tipperary Author’s Latest Book

A large crowd attended last week’s (Nov 15) Dublin launch of Toomevara author Brendan Lynch’s new book,  PRODIGALS AND GENIUSES  – The Writers and Artists of Dublin’s Baggotonia. Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Dinny McGinley, performed the launch at Dublin’s United Arts Club. He described the book  as a “wonderful celebration of  national treasures” […]

North Tipperary Author’s New Book First To Celebrate Unesco Award

North Tipp author Brendan Lynch has published the first book to celebrate Dublin’s UNESCO City of Literature award, PRODIGALS AND GENIUSES. The Writers and Artists of Dublin’s Baggotonia. It will be launched by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan in Dublin on Novermber 15. Foreword writer J. P. Donleavy said; “All the writers are here from Samuel […]

Book Review

The Greatest Brigade Thomas J Craughwell Review by Elizabeth O’Shea In a recent Drive Time radio diary, Joe O’Connor talked about the forgotten Irish soldiers of the US civil war. Hundreds of thousands of Irish soldiers fought on both sides of the conflict, and their participation made a massive contribution to the war effort and, […]

Management consultant Blaise Brosnan launches his new book ‘Jack’

Many businesses throughout Tipperary, and indeed Ireland, will be familiar with business mentor *Blaise Brosnan who facilitated the much acclaimed Management Development Course run by the County Enterprise Board. Blaise has followed on from his first book ‘You are the Limiting Factor‘ with another book ‘Jack’ which is destined to take it’s place in boardrooms […]

Tipperary GAA Scene

BY COUNTY PRO GER RYAN TIPP QUALIFY FOR MUNSTER SH SEMI-FINAL Congratulations to the Tipperary senior hurlers on their 8 point victory over Cork in the Munster Senior Hurling championship quarter-final at Semple Stadium last Sunday.  They will now play Clare in the Munster semi-final at Limerick on Sunday June 19. It will be the […]

County Tipperary Breast Cancer Survivor reveals all!

When 55 year old Susan Ford attended for a routine mammogram, she had no idea that this would be the start of a year’s intensive treatment for breast cancer, including mastectomies, breast reconstruction, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.  Susan had a whole host of questions, and she looked (in vain) for a book that would answer them […]

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