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 […]

Calls for stories of Ireland’s golden showband era

  People with memories of the halcyon days and nights of dancing to showbands are being sought to retell their tales as part of a new publication due out later this year.   From The Candy Store to the Galtymore will chronicle this unique time in rural and urban Ireland through the stories of the […]

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 […]