“Irish Women Speak” by Alison Wickham

Irish History is vast and rich, and none know that better than the people of rural Ireland. They carry stories of the past with them like old friends. Alison Wickham’s book, ‘Irish Women Speak’, is no exception. It is a fascinating account about the lives of women from the town and hinterlands of Clonakilty. The …

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Finding James – An Irish World War I Journey

A Family World War I History Revisited Aedin Johnston first started researching Finding James in 2006 when she started looking into the life of her grand uncle who fought in World War I. Little was known about why James O’Connor joined the British army, particularly as he came from a largely Republican family. “They knew nothing …

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The Boys of Ballycroy – Kieran Ginty

A full-time public servant, Kieran Ginty qualified from the University of Limerick with a BA degree in Public Administration. Originally from Ballycroy in Co. Mayo, he is now settled in Limerick. This week, I had a quick chat with Kieran about his newly printed novel, his first, The Boys of Ballycroy. First off, I asked …

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Kilclooney Woods by Micheal O’h-Aonghusa

Last week, Selfpublishbooks.ie printed Micheal O’hAonghusa’s new book, Kilclooney Woods, a brief history of Fenianism and the events of 1867 in East Cork. I had a quick chat with Micheal and asked him if he had always wanted to write. “I have never been into writing,” says Micheal, “but I have always been into history, …

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