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Murder Most Local, Historic Murders of East Cork

Murder Most Local, Historic Murders of East Cork

Title: Murder Most Local, Historic Murders of East Cork Author: Peter O’Shea This book contains 47 true historical murder stories from East Cork. Some are well known cases that have lived on in folklore, others are long forgotten. From Youghal to Fermoy and Aghada to Conna, a murder location is only ever a few miles away. Motives have not changed over the years – love, sex, drink and arguments about land. Some murders remain unsolved and others are obvious from the start who done it and why. Each story is […]

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Memories of Rahan, Book Launch

Title: Memories of Rahan, a look back on life, in a Co. Offaly Parish Author Aidan Grennan is delighted to announce that he is launching his first book in the Rahan Community Hall on Friday, 16th of November at 8.30 PM. The community hall is 10km from Tullamore in Co. Offaly.  All are welcome to attend and enjoy the evening. Aidan  has lived all his life in Rahan. Keen on writing, he feels that the time is right to record some memories from his native parish. We read of his […]

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Daughters of Dún Iascaigh

Title: Daughters of Dún Iascaigh, A light on the History of Cahir Women. Edited and Published by Cahir Women’s History Group Cover artwork: Alice Maher We had seen glimpses of their presence behind the lives of men, behind the worlds in chapters in Cahir history, hinted at in archives, recalled to some extent in folklore, and occasionally mentioned in public records. As women’s history is so significantly under-recorded, the authors have attempted to bear witness to previously untold stories. Travelling through the alleyways of the history of Cahir, they met […]

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A History of Ploughing in County Galway

Title: A History of Ploughing in County Galway Author: Tom Fahey   In this unique book – the first of its kind in Ireland – Trustee and former chair of the National Ploughing Association (NPA), Tom Fahey expolers the rich heritage of competitive ploughing in County Galway. In addition to tracing the origins of ploughing right back to prehistoric times, Tom tells the fascinating story behind the evolution of the ploughing match from the early nineteenth century right through to the establishment of the NPA and its subsequent growth to […]

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Ghosts of Donerail

Title: Ghosts of Doneraile, An Illustrated Guide to the most haunted town in Ireland Authors: Eric Klingelhofer and Anna-Maria Hjaba Just in time for Halloween, Professor Eric Klingelhofer looks at and investigates the interesting North Cork town of Donerail and asks if it is the most haunted town in Ireland.  From animal apparitions, lost souls, to a possible sighting of a Leprechaun, this book will leave you questioning what you see. Neither spiritualist nor ghost hunter, but rather Emeritus Professor of History at Mercer University in the United States. Eric […]

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A Bowl of Irish Stew

A Bowl of Irish Stew is getting attention

A Bowl of Irish Stew, the book published by Gary Rutherford, filled with wonderful stories is certainly getting a lot of attention across Ireland. Here is a great picture of Presidential Candidate Joan Freeman with Gary’s daughter holding a copy of the book. The book is available to buy on our online bookshop www.lettertecbooks.com and sales are progressing nicely. The book will be available from Amazon this weekend. Remember that proceeds from the sales will go to Pieta House, it is the authors plan and hope to raise at least […]

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19 Randells Avenue

Title: 19 Randells Avenue Author: Jack Byrne Cover illustration: Seán Curran Author Portrait: Tony G Murray Photography, Naas Most inspiration for stories and books come from the author’s life and experiences, or through other books that they have read, this isn’t the case with Jack Byrne’s first book, 19 Randells Avenue. He was inspired by a very vivid dream that he had, unlike most of us who quickly forget the dreams we have, Jack quickly wrote down everything that he could remember about the dream right away. Jack worked on the […]

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A Bowl of Irish Stew

Title: A Bowl of Irish Stew, stories Combined in a Meal for the Mind Author: Gary Rutherford and others Editor: Jack Hanna The first book of a new Irish series of short stories published here as a meal for the mind. Proceeds from the book will be given to Pieta House A Bowl of Irish stew was conceived and compiled by Gary Rutherford as a way to collect and publish donated stories, reflections and poems generating a sustainable funding source to support the work of mental health services. The beneficiary […]

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Dublin 1972

Dublin, 1972

Glam rock on the airwaves…Skinheads clad in denim and Doc Martens…Muhammed Ali in Croke PArk…Drugs in abundance on street corners…Murder and mayhem only a stones throw away to the North…and Marty Curran and his little gang among it all in early 70s Dublin. Follow them over three weekends of that year through the eyes of 16 year old Marty, his mates, and their world of girlfriends, drink and drugs, braces and boots, two-tones and reggae, family and friends, football and…David Bowie. A story of cocky, yet innocent youth in the […]

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Ballinlough, A Personal Perspective on its History, Evolution and Development, Volume 1.

Ballinlough, A Personal Perspective on its History, Evolution and Development, Volume 1. By Dermot Morris What is most striking about this book, as clear from its title, is that during the course of the author’s research, he realised that he had gathered so much information, that he could not fit it all effectively into one single book. As a result, plans are already afoot for Volume 2 and the author is currently in the process of researching and writing for it. Ballinlough is a small village in Co. Roscommon, high […]

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