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Guides to Success – Leaving Cert. Papers

The Leaving Cert. is fast approaching, and we know a lot of our readers may know someone who is due to take the biggest exam of their lives so far. I would like to introduce you to Lettertec. They have a stellar reputation for printing Leaving Cert workbooks and guides. Lettertec have published two new leaving certs guides which are receiving rave reviews from both teachers and students alike. Think Smart The first guide was written by David Lordon. It’s called Think Smart and it’s a guide to English Paper […]

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Interview: Anne McKeon, “Nine Lives”

We spoke to Anne McKeon,  who recently published her book, Nine Lives, with us. We talk to Anne about her favourite books, love of writing and how characters can call to you, asking for their story to be told. “I have been writing since a very young age – always keeping a diary and I still have all my diaries going back to when I was 15 years old. I initially wrote poetry from my late teens. Some years ago I went to a weekend workshop on creative writing and by the […]

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Izzy and the Magic Rock – Tish Canniffe

Tish Canniffe was inspired to write this book based on a picture of her granddaughter Izzy sitting on a rock. This image is featured prominently on the back of the book cover . At the age of 61, this is Tish Canniffe’s first book after spending most of her life as an artist and a weaver. Izzy had always wanted to have an adventure, but she had never expected that she would become a very important part of a desperate battle to save the animals. She must find a way […]

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Lettertec Wins Irish Print Award

Lettertec Ireland Ltd has won the prestigious Irish Print Award 2013 in the Best Digital Print category. This highly contested category contained seven finalists from all over Ireland. They won the award with the book Rhymes for Remedies. (more…)

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How I learn – Helen Bullock

How I learn is a collection that was put together by Cork woman/Limerick resident teacher, Helen Bullock. The cover is illustrated by Thurles woman, Rachael Cooke. We learn something new everyday, or so the saying goes, but this new collection of personal stories proves that old adage to be true. A broad range of people inside and outside of Ireland have come together to explain what they learn and how they do it, and how we can learn from their experiences. #HowIlearn is a crowd sourced book featuring work from […]

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PJ Taylor – Mam Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

‘Everyone has a book in them’ is a term used so often that it has become a cliché. P.J,. Taylor, born and bred in Limerick can say that he has not just one book, but three and possibly more. Taylor had barely read a book, never mind written one until he read the works of the late and great, Frank McCourt. Inspired by his fellow Limerick man, he started writing down stories of his youth that he could remember in remarkable detail. Once he started, he couldn’t stop and now, […]

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Women from the 1990s speak to the present in Clonakilty

Fourteen local women born between the 1920’s and 1960’s have shared their varied experiences and lives in a new book. Day-to-day living and peculiar adventures such as memories of the crew of a German U Boat, drinking coffee in a kitchen after an incident are just some of the stories within this text. How they lives their lives, cooked and looked after their families. Their thoughts on the past, the times they miss and don’t are some of the topics discussed. The stories were gathered by one-to-one interviews with the […]

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Magazine admires the power behind Lettertec and Selfpublishbooks.ie

Magazine admires the power behind Lettertec and Selfpublishbooks.ie Frank Kelly, Director of Letterec Ireland and the subsidiary Selfpublishbooks.ie was recently interviewed by Maeve Martin of Irish Printer Magazine. The following is an extract of the article. It is easy to claim that your portfolio of equipment is streets ahead of your competitors. But Lettertec Ireland Ltd can actually back up their claims about the range, quality and uniqueness of the bindery equipment they have installed. Managing director Frank Kelly talks to Maeve Martin about how he is beating the recession […]

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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, and especially local history. I was involved for years in Republican politics, and at the age of 23 (I am now 76) I was organising commemorations of Peter O’Neill-Crowley at Kilclooney Wood. That wasn’t surprising, […]

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