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Readers Rejoice – Print Books are Back

There is really nothing like a real book. That feeling of turning a page and realise that you have finished another chapter and are compelled to continue is unparalleled. And if you say print books are on the way out, we beg to differ—and so do the facts. Print books sales went up a whopping 10% last year. Nielsen’s new figures show that 11 million new books were sold in Ireland in 2016, taking in €131m, according to a recent article in the Irish Independent. This is fantastic news, especially […]

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Young At Heart

Young at Heart – a Celebration of Ten Years is a compilation by Phil Goodman which chronicles the activities of a group of volunteers in the Douglas area who meet on a weekly basis and call themselves ‘Young at Heart’. The book was launched at St Columbas Hall, Douglas, Cork on November 26th by Kathleen Lynch, Minister with special responsibility for the elderly, pictured above with Frank Kelly of Selfpublishbooks.ie and Phil Goodman. This group was formed by Phil ten years ago who saw the need to focus attention on […]

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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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