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  • Andy O’Mahony’s Memoir to be Launched by Fintan O’Toole

    Creating Space: The Education of a Broadcaster by Andy O’Mahony will be launched by Fintan O’Toole in the Irish Writers’ Centre on Monday, October 17. Pre-publication interest has been very high with John Banville calling it “an elegant and entertaining memoir” and Eavan Boland saying that “it is the author’s individual journey through meaning as well as memory that lifts this book up and makes it both moving and compelling”.

  • Remarkable History of Theatre Royal to be Launched by Deirdre Purcell

    Thomas Myler’s nostalgic new book Showtime at the Royal: The Story of Dublin’s Legendary Theatre, will be launched by Deirdre Purcell at the Irish Writers’ Centre on October 18. In her Foreword to the book, Mary Kenny says: “Thomas Myler … has thrillingly recaptured the Royal’s spirit … restoring to our memories that great landmark by the Liffey.”

  • More Publicity for Grandpa the Sniper

    Frank Shouldice and his father, also Frank, appeared on The Marian Finucane Show on RTE Radio 1 on Sunday the 29th for a lively discussion of Grandpa the Sniper. Also this week is a review of Grandpa the Sniper in the RTE Guide, which says that the book is "rigorously researched and affectionate" and "vividly resurrects the experiences of the 2,000 men imprisoned [in Frongoch]"

  • Extract from Grandpa the Sniper Appears in Sunday Business Post

    Chapter 7 from Frank Shouldice's new book, Grandpa the Sniper, was featured in the Sunday Business Post Magazine on November 22. Magazine editor Fiona Ness said: "Shouldice's memoir resonates ... It is a vital opportunity to connect ours and future generations with the people who forged the nation."

  • Laura and Lynn's Story Already in Second Printing

    Thanks to very brisk sales, Jane McKenna's book about the loss of her two daughters and founding the LauraLynn Hospice, Laura and Lynn's Story, is already being reprinted only a few weeks after being launched.

  • Huge Turnout for Launch of Grandpa the Sniper

    Frank Shouldice's book about his 1916 Volunteer grandfather, Grandpa the Sniper, was launched last night by writer/director Gerry Stembridge. Generously sponsored by Jameson's Distillery, the launch attracted a crowd of nearly 200 people who enjoyed complimentary drinks and canapes. Grandpa the Sniper will be featured in the Sunday Business Post Magazine on November 22 and is now available in all good bookshops.

  • Greece through Irish Eyes Now Available as E-book

    Richard Pine's new book, Greece through Irish Eyes, which Roy Foster says was written "with a unique and painful empathy", is now available in all e-book formats via Faber Factory.

  • Huge Turnout at Launch of Book by Jane McKenna, Founder of LauraLynn Hospice

    A few hundred people packed into the Freemasons' Hall on October 22 to celebrate the publication of Laura and Lynn's Story: Living in the Shadow of Their Smiles by Jane McKenna. The book was launched by Senator David Norris and other speakers included RTE's Ray D'Arcy and Miriam O'Callaghan, who said, 'Out of your sadness, you are making all of us feel hopeful'.

  • New Book on Eurovision Launched by Linda Martin

    Inside the Eurovision Song Contest by Julian Vignoles was launched on April 14 by Linda Martin in Panti Bar in Dublin. Among the guests were Joe Duffy, Shay Healy, Niamh Kavanagh, Marty Whelan, Paddy Cole, Larry Gogan and Alan Hughes. The speakers were introduced by Derek Moony, and Molly Sterling, Ireland’s hope in Eurovision 2015, performed several numbers for the 100+ guests.

  • For God's Sake: The Hidden Life of Irish Nuns called 'an utterly compelling read' by Irish Independent

    In a major review in the Irish Independent (November 22) Camillus Metcalfe's new book receives high praise from reviewer Anne Cunningham. For God's Sake: The Hidden Lives of Irish Nuns consists of ten interviews with nuns who are highly critical of their treatment. Anne Cunningham says that 'what emerges ... are lives lived by nuns in convents and institutions that were miserable, brutal and tyrannical'. Speaking of how the nuns treated orphans and unwed mothers, she says that 'this book is not an apologia or defence ... but it may increase our understanding of how such coldness an cruelty could happen'. She concludes by saying that 'Camillus Metcalfe has written an immensely compassionate book'.

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