Listowel Writers’ Week Publishing Clinic

Listowel Writers’ Week is a great festival for writers and readers of all levels. Situated in Co. Kerry, it has been running for just over 40 years and this year it takes place from the 29th of May to the 2nd of June, with events and workshops filling the schedule, from mornings to late into the evening. It has a wide range of activities from talks, walks, book launches, films and debates. It will be attended by professional writers, newbies …

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Self-Publishing & Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival

We are delighted to participate in the important and fun Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival for 2019. The speaker will be Managing Director of Lettertec Ireland Ltd, which runs He will pass on his knowledge and experience of printing, publishing and putting a book together. Since 2010, Frank Kelly at Lettertec Ireland Ltd has helped thousands of individuals, organisations and companies bring their manuscripts all the way from initial words to printed pages in a book which have been enjoyed …

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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 will be in attendance, Frank Kelly MD and Fionnuala Williamson, Business Development Executive will be there …

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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 …

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“The Rediscovery of UC-42” by Philip Johnston

Philip Johnston recently published “The Rediscovery of UC-42” , which launches this Thursday, November 30th in Cork City Library on Grand Parade, Cork City. We asked Philip about his love of diving and the sea, history and the launch. The Start  “I learned to dive in 1993 and since then I have learned a lot about diving,” he says. “Over the years I did some diving exams and in 2011 I became a First Class Diver with the BSAC the …

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At The End Of The Day – Paul Byrnes

Paul Byrnes recently launched “At The End Of The Day” which features stories from retired sports personalities on what it’s like to leave the game they love.

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Dublin Book Festival 2017

The Dublin Book Festival is fast approaching, with an array of fantastic events, readings and interviews for you to enjoy. Here’s the low down on the annual book fest: What is it? The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  The annual festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing. It is a celebration of Irish authors and publishers and is a not-to-be-missed event for those interested in writing. When is …

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Book Launch: “Heaven on Earth An Inner Reality

Ambrose Doran is cycling over four hundred kilometres around Connacht to raise awareness on mental and emotional health, topics he deals with in his book “Heaven On Earth An Inner Reality”. What is it? He will be cycling through 30 towns and will be providing seven talks in seven weeks. Ambrose will show people how to heal from emotional turmoil such as anxiety, depression, worry, grief and fear through teaching effective techniques to deal with these negative thoughts and emotions. Ambrose …

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