SynopsisDead men have no secrets, but how about dead fish? Fin Rising is a black comedy with a touch of mystery and romance set in the rugged West of Ireland at the turn of the millennium. Buy Book Here
Doolin Poetry and Short Story Competition
Budding and established poets and writers are being invited to submit entries to the third annual Doolin Poetry & Short Story Competition 2015.Read more...
Hotel Doolin, in association with Tramp Press and Salmon Poetry, has announced details of the competition which for the first time includes a poetry contest having previously focused solely on short stories.
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This intriguing story follows Quinn Parker as he searches his family roots and discovers letters, written in Irish Gaelic, that reveal a long hidden family scandal. As Quinn travels to Ireland to find out more, his journey becomes very interesting -- and then tragic. Buy it here!
The definitive history of the Wild Geese including the Revolutionary War, the French Revolution, and Napoleon's Irish Legion.
This is a fictional story, of a family living in the West of Ireland, in
the late 1920s through to the 50s. It shows the journey, of part of the
life of the grandparents, right down to the great grandchildren, and
how they progress. Buy Book Here
‘A bittersweet, quietly brilliant novel that will make you cry, laugh and cry all over again.’ – Female First
Savour the excitement of the fifties and sixties- an era when radio was king. In the countryside it was usual for communities to come together to celebrate important events and wireless sat comfortably with this tradition.
"... a delightful tale of a young girl feeling
torn between being All-American, or clinging to the lighter parts of her
From writer and performer of the stage play, "Asking For It"!
A new book from A Taste of-Ireland.com, with all proceeds going to Twist Soup Kitchens!
Growing up amidst family secrets and lost dreams, Rose Donovan, a TV reporter from Chicago, wants to discover her own dream. Buy the Book
This collection of essays in Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process fills a void by articulating the lessons learned and how—or whether—the peace processes can be applied to other regional conflicts.
A 1960s American folk music legend weaves stories of a
girlhood on “the singing streets” of Ireland, marriage in Scotland, and arrival in America buy the book!
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVER THOUGHT, “DAMN! THEY’RE ALL GOING TO GET AWAY WITH IT!”
THE BOOK IS PART LOVE STORY PART POLITICAL AND SOCIAL HAND
GRENADE. Buy the Book!
The Chicago Cubs last won the World Series in 1908, only the fifth World Series ever played. Going into this 2013 season, it will be at least 105 years before the Cubs win their next World Series. Buy the Book!
Young Mikey Flynn leaves the tiny Tipperary village of Gortalocca to pursue his calling to the priesthood. But 18th century Ireland is a dangerous place
Sean South achieved apotheosis on his death in 1957 in an attack on a police station in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Little was known of him during his life, yet Ireland came to a standstill for his burial.
Will our history always define us? What does it take to move on from the tragedies of our past? These are questions Laura has been avoiding since that day ten years ago when her mother took her own life, when Laura was just a teenager. Until she meets Miguel, a Colombian lawyer investigating a bombing that took place days before her mother’s death, towards the end of the Northern Irish “Troubles”. Buy the Book!
The ancient laws of Ireland provide one of the most comprehensive mirrors of society in Ireland in the early middle ages. The law with its emphasis on honor, truth, fairness and equity and its complex procedures demonstrates a very high level of social maturity and sophistication. Buy the Book!
Terence Casey's novel The Tenant's Tale is a fascinating
chronicle of rural Ireland during the nineteenth century as seen through
the eyes of his Great Grandfather, Patrick Casey, who was born in 1806
and died in 1894. Buy the Book!
Inspired by a true crime, Someone Has Taken My Place is an epic account of identity thefts and multiple insurance fraud. Irish private investigator Andy Stone is on the trail of the international con man known only as the Cowboy. Expert in the forensics of financial fraud investigations, Stone is obsessed with obtaining justice for the dead Irish babies whose identity was stolen by the serial fraudster. Buy the Book!
Echoes In The Gangway: A Catholic Boy's Trek Through The Fifties Memories Of My Family And St. Leo Parish
The Fifties brought good times to Auburn Gresham on Chicago’s South Side. The thriving business district around 79th & Halsted pulsed with activity. Enter the Murphy family, eight strong and growing. Off go four kids to St. Leo Catholic grammar school, where the Sisters of Providence teach them Religion from the Baltimore Catechism. Buy the Book!
New York City, 1999. Manhattan was undergoing a momentous transformation, with crime at record lows, the city awash in dot-com buzz, and young professionals taking over the city’s sketchier precincts – and pushing their longtime residents further to the fringes. Yet some things stayed the same. Declan Coulter, raised by his fiery Belfast-born mother in an Alphabet City tenement, is a holdout to an earlier era. Buy the Book!
The Forgiveness Fairy is a modern Fairytale about the act of forgiveness. It gently leads the reader through the journey of forgiving. Buy the book HERE!
This is the story of Willie Dwyer and his ten-year journey to redemption—it is 1919 and a decade-old nightmare haunts the Boston “Copper” and Irish immigrant, a legacy of his entanglement in Ireland’s struggle for independence.
Wise Irish Women: A Journey of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship to Inspire the Irish Spirit brings together the voices of thirty-six women and their stories covering everything from Irish charm, Irish luck, and Irish love of family, to Irish gumption. “I witnessed the strength and character of the Irish from an early age,” says Patricia Connorton Kagerer, who co-authored the book with her cousin Laura Prendergast Gordon.
In April 1924, the Carmania set sail from Cobh, Co. Cork bound for Philadelphia. Catherine Brennan was one of many passengers on board who hoped to make her fortune. Her life story unfolds at the age of 22. Meeting the bold Maurice Fitzgerald on board ship - her 6 years in Philadelphia living with the rich and returning to the west of Ireland, to seek a husband through a matchmaker.
In Irish Echo editor O'Hanlon's first novel, a shaky assassination thriller, tabloid reporter Nick Bailey gets a tip about the police discovery of a dead priest found hanging off London's Blackfriars Bridge, where Roberto Calvi, a banker implicated in a Vatican financial scandal, died similarly in 1982. Buy the Book!