The Wonderful Life of a Councillor by Sean O’Grady

The Wonderful Life of a councillor or “What kind of gobshite do you think I am?” About the author Sean O’Grady served the people of Killarney for forty years as an independent, Labour and Official Sinn Fein Councillor. About the book The Wonderful life of a Councillor or what kind of gobshite do you think I am? is a charming memoir of Sean O’Grady’s experiences of growing up, working and living in Killarney. It is a book about people and the …

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Evel America

Evel America  by Wasps vs Humans Following the success of his first novel, ‘The Mattress’ in 2016, Performance punk poet Wasps vs Humans is set to publish his latest material in the form of a novella, when he releases ‘Evel America’ on Friday March 15, 2019. The launch takes place at the Firkin Crane Theatre, on Thursday, March 14th at 6.30 pm. Evel America takes the reader on an exploration into the mind of the story’s protagonist, Bobby America. A name …

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The Irish Book Trade Conference 2019

Every year publishing houses, booksellers, authors and special guests, gather to meet, discuss and learn from each other in a conference.  This year for 2019, The Irish Book Trade Conference which is a join initiative from Bookselling Ireland and Publishing Ireland will take place at The Maldron Hotel in Dublin Airport on Friday the 8th of March. For the first time, we at selfpublishbooks.ie will be in attendance, Frank Kelly MD and Fionnuala Williamson, Business Development Executive will be there …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Ghosts of Doneraile

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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