Imagining the Future: A conversation with publisher and author Sarah Davis-Goff Cloughjordan Saturday 18 May

On Saturday, 18 May at 8pm, Sheelagh na Gig bookshop in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary welcomes innovative publisher and author Sarah Davis-Goff for a conversation on imagining the future. Sarah Davis-Goff began her publishing career with Lilliput Press, where she was an advocate for publishing Donal Ryan’s first novel. A Spinning Heart went on to win […]

Grace Wilde ‘Bring me to my knees’. Co Tipperary gig this Friday

“Delicious melodrama…earthy vocals…a tightly disciplined mix of intimate rock & bluesy soul” Irish Times   Grace Wilde is a North Co. Dublin based band, fronted by singer songwriter Audrey Fay and guitarist Enda Duffy. The debut EP ‘Bring me to my knees’ is officially released today April 13th, accompanied by a sensuous video for the title […]

Nigel Quinlan presents his new novel to Kim Stanley Robinson

Cloughjordan-based author Nigel Quinlan presenting an advance copy of his new novel, The Maloneys’ Magical Weatherbox, to multi-award-winning science-fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson. Robinson visited Cloughjordan on 9th and 10th April to give a lecture, Minimising Climate Change: An Economic Problem, as part of A Week with Kim Stanley Robinson at University of Limerick and […]

Author Donal Ryan gives reading in Cloughjordan Sun 24 November

Award-winning author and Tipperary native Donal Ryan will be reading and discussing his work on Sunday, 24 November at 4pm at Sheelagh na Gig bookshop in Cloughjordan. Donal Ryan’s award-winning début, The Spinning Heart, garnered unprecedented acclaim, winning Best Newcomer and Best Novel at the Irish Book Awards 2012. It was also longlisted for the Man Booker […]

Going Wild Over Foraged Food in Cloughjordan Sept 7th

Author Kit Ó Céirín and forager Sharon Greene will introduce foraging techniques and prepared food on Saturday, 7 September at 4pm at Sheelagh na Gig bookshop in celebration of the republication of Cyril and Kit Ó Céirín’s classic book on foraging, Wild and Free. Husband and wife team Cyril and Kit Ó Céirín first published […]

Waging Peace: Author Rosalie Riegle Discusses Her Book Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace 8th June Cloughjordan

How is it possible to wage peace? Throughout her life, historian Rosalie Riegle has addressed this question through direct anti-war activism and in her books. Her latest book, Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace, brings together oral narratives from sixty-five peacemakers who have said no to war-making in the strongest way possible: […]

The Bookshop Band Irish Tour is Coming to Cloughjordan

The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books and are bringing their uniquely-inspired and accomplished songs to bookshops throughout Ireland. Since their first event in September 2010, the band has written 49 songs inspired by 29 books from Andrew Miller’s “Pure” (2011 Costa Novel of the Year) to China Mieville’s acclaimed science-fiction novel “Embassytown” and […]

Solo Art Exhibition by Painter Helen Costello in Cloughjordan

Cloughjordan artist Helen Costello is well known for organising well-received group art shows in Cloughjordan and Nenagh. Her first solo exhibition is being launched Sunday, 14 April at 4pm in Sheelagh na Gig bookshop, Cloughjordan. Helen always dabbled in arts and crafts, but she started painting seriously 9 years ago with a local painting group. […]

Book Review Trevor’s Kitchen Garden

Trevor’s Kitchen Garden by Trevor Sargent. Review by Elizabeth O’Shea   We’re mentioning gardening and growing books a lot this year, but that’s simply because there’s such a good crop of Irish ones! The latest is Trevor’s Kitchen Garden: A Week-by-Week Guide to Growing Your Own Food, by former Minister for Food and Horticulture Trevor […]

Tipperary Launch of Towards a Second Republic This Saturday

The most recent general election was hailed as revolutionary, but the coalition is being criticised for moving away from their election rhetoric and falling in line with the IMF programme to the detriment of the people who elected them. In their new book Towards a Second Republic: Irish Politics After the Celtic Tiger, Peadar Kirby, […]

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