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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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“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 British Sub Aqua Club this is the highest award in […]

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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 it? The Dublin Book Festival takes place from 2nd  until […]

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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 will also explain how to remove the mental blocks to […]

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The Dublin International Literature Festival

The Dublin International Literature Festival is taking place as we speak and there is plenty to see and do. What is it? The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is one of Ireland’s great literary events and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, International Literature Festival Dublin line-up is sure to impress. What happens? With readings, discussions, […]

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Poetry Day Ireland – April 27th

There is a real treat coming up for all poets across Ireland this month, as Poetry Day is taking place nationwide. Poetry Day Ireland is a major one-day festival of Irish poets and poetry at home and abroad. It celebrates poetry, which is intrinsically linked to our Irish identities. From Yeats to Kavanagh, McCormack to Muldoon, Ireland is a hot spot for all things poetic. When is it? In 2017, Poetry Day will be celebrated on Thursday, April 27th and the theme for 2017 is “Poetry Connects.” Here’s what the […]

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Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Festival season is upon us and at Selfpublishbooks.ie, we like to keep you up to date with the latest goings on in the world of books. This month, the Cúirt International Festival of Literature takes place in Galway City, so we decided to give you the low down on the festival and what to expect. What is it? The Cúirt International Festival of Literature is an annual literature festival held since 1985 in Galway. The festival consists of a variety of events taking place over the course of a week each April with […]

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Interview – Bridget Goulding, Author of “Kilmurry Fields”

Recently, we talked to Bridget Goulding, author of “Kilmurry Fields”. We spoke to her about her book, her love of nature and history and how getting lost in a moment can make the ordinary seem absolutely extraordinary.  “The basis for Kilmurry Fields came about as a result of a conversation with my next-door neighbour. On a warm Spring evening, I left home to go for a walk and immediately met Donal at his front gate.  Over the next two and a half hours, we spoke of so many topics but the central subject […]

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