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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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Dermot P. Morris

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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Writers in Residence: Anne McSweeney

Anne McSweeney, a Cobh-Based Cork writer, has had many of her works published with us and we’re thrilled to work with her on a regular basis. From short stories to local history, Anne puts her own spin on Cobh culture with a distinct voice and famous Corkonian lilt. Here is some of the work we have published for Anne. (more…)

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“The Pivot” by Eddie Hobbs

Finance Guru and star of RTÉs Rip Off Republic, Eddie Hobbs, recently published his new book The Pivot. The fascinating book is now available on and all proceeds from the sales of this book will go to charity. (more…)

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Recently Published – Dermot Layden

One of our latest authors, Dermot Layden, recently published two books with us. We are happy to announce that these books are now available for free on our website In Defence of God “This book should be of interest to various categories of people such as: those who are sceptical about the existence of God; those who are doubtful about the validity of practising any religion; those who are lukewarm in the practice of the Catholic faith; and not least those who wish to deepen their knowledge and practice […]

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Reprint: Fr. James Good

Due to popular demand, we are happy to announce that the late Fr James Goods book have been reprinted. You can now purchase copies exclusively on our online bookshop 10 Birthdays – A Story of the Turkana Desert “Muirne, an Irish nurse working in the desert, falls in love with a local warrior. She marries him, and brings him home to an Irish island. After some happy years, they drift apart, and eventually she seeks a decree of nullity in their marriage. A strange sequence of events brings them together […]

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Fr. James Good RIP

Everyone at Lettertec Ireland Ltd / Selfpublishbooks was sad to hear of the passing of Fr James Good at the age of 94 after a short illness. (more…)

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Book Launch: “No Name” by The Scattered Scribblers

This week, we have a very exciting book launch to tell you about. No Name is a collection of poetry compiled by The Scattered Scribblers, a writing group from Charleville, Co. Cork The book is comprised of poems by Donal O’Flynn, Sr. Bernadette Knopek, Fiona Fitzpatrick, David Gormley and Máire Kelly. They sales of this books will go to raise funds for Focus Ireland, a very worthy cause that assists the homeless. All Profits from the book will be given in aid of Focus Ireland Launch details The Charity book […]

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