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Mythical Irish Beasts: Fantastic folklore to entertain all ages

Mythical Irish Beasts reviewed by Seomra Ranga.

Portal Author Tina Claffey to be panellist at Dublin Book Festival 2022

Portal author Tina Claffey’s appearance at the Dublin Book Festival 2022.

Why The Halloween House is the spookiest book of the season!

What the critics are saying about Riley Cain’s The Halloween House!

Portal reviewed in Beag Newsletter!

Gef Dickson reviews Portal by Tina Claffey for the Bandan Environmental Action Group!

Halloween House reviewed by Seomra Ranga

Lorraine Dillon from Seomra Ranga reviews Riley Cain’s hair-raising book, The Halloween House!

Portal reviewed on The Naturalist’s Bookshelf podcast

Paddy Woodworth finds room for Irish photographer, Tina Claffey’s volume of macro images, Portal, on his ideal bookshelf

Portal reviewed in The Irish Catholic newspaper!

Peter Costello Books Editor of The Irish Catholic newspaper praises photography book Portal.

50 Best Irish Walks reviewed in Ireland Mountain Log

A glowing review of John G. O’Dwyer’s 50 Best Irish Walks by Nicky Hore Features Editor of the Irish Mountain Log.

Retired Garda Tim Doyle interviewed in The Bray People

EIMEAR DODD | The Bray People Ex-Bray garda John Smith meets retired garda and author Tim Doyle to tell Eimear Dodd about life as a guard and the efforts of Jack Marrinan to improve conditions […]

Daring book on the Gardai reviewed in Meath Chronicle

Anne Cunningham reviews Changing of the Guard in her latest column

Tim Doyle features on cover of Garda Review Magazine’s October issue

The October issue of The Force Magazine features a lengthy piece by author Tim Doyle

Magazines highlight Banshee Rising in latest issues

Woman’s Way and Irish Country Magazine review Banshee Rising

Children’s Books Ireland reviews Banshee Rising

Acclaimed children’s books reviewer highlights Riley Cain’s venture into YA genre

“An atmospheric new novel for teens…” says Paperback Snob about Banshee Rising

Paperback Snob review Riley Cain’s latest adventure

Fears, Phobias & Fantasies reviewed in Meath Chronicle

Consulting psychiatrist Prof. Casey’s guidebook reviewed in ‘First Chapter’ column

Eddie O’Connor’s ‘A Dangerous Visionary’ reviewed in the Business Post

A Dangerous Visionary: A tycoon looks back at an illustrious and groundbreaking life in business

Eddie O’Connor’s new book finds mention in The Irish Times’ Cantillon

The Cantillon column takes on Eddie O’Connor and his autobiography ‘A Dangerous Visionary’

‘The perfect book for Halloween’ says MsToast

A review of The Halloween House (Riley Cain, Currach Books, 2020) by Michelle Holst (Ms Toast) also on Twitter   Dear gruesome grown-ups, This terrifying teacher has a message for you […]

Lorraine Levis: Ireland’s very own children’s bookbuster

A review of Once Upon a Reader (Lorraine Levis, Currach Books, 2020) by Michelle Holst (Ms Toast) It is said that ‘a book is a gift you can open again […]

Sunday Independent declares ‘Bees remain close to our hearts’!

Busy bees remain close to our hearts Joe Kennedy – Country Matters Sunday Independent issue of 7th June, 2020 Lingering lockdowners may lounge on their lilos and turn the pages […]

The Bee’s Knees earns a mention in The Independent!

Pollen out all best moves John Daly – Notebook 1st June, 2020 issue of The Independent BEES, we all know, are vital to life. The world’s hardest workers, they’ve been […]

‘The Bee’s Knees’ reviewed in The Irish Catholic

Honeyed words about the wonderful bee Barbara Pierce The title comes from 1920s slang: “Bee’s knees – highly admired person or thing; Something excellent!” This all applies so well to James […]

‘An Urban Sketcher’s Galway’ reviewed by The Hungry Bookling

SOME COLOURED CHALK, THE QUEEN AND A KING The Hungry Bookling – 17th May 2020 ‘An Urban Sketcher’s Galway’ is a collection of stunning sketches brought together with the authors […]

‘Wild Stories from the Irish Uplands’ reviewed in The Irish Times

Local history: Tales from the roads less travelled Paul Clements – 16th May, 2020 The high places of Ireland hold a seductive power, capturing the imagination of writers and artists […]

The Diary of Elizabeth Dillon reviewed in The Independent

The Diary of Elizabeth Dillon: Candid memoirs of a 19th-Century nationalist with a beautiful mind Charles Lysaght – January 06 2020 Elizabeth Dillon was the wife of John Dillon, one […]

Mountaineer John G. O’Dwyer joins Fran Curry on Tipp FM to promote Wild Stories from the Irish Uplands

Well-known Irish mountaineer and author John G. O’Dwyer joined Fran Curry on Tipp FM to speak about his new book, Wild Stories from the Irish Uplands. A native of Thurles, […]

‘A Farewell to Poetry’ reviewed in Books Ireland

A Farewell to Poetry by Gabriel Fitzmaurice reviewed by Fred Johnston in Books Ireland.  Irish bards and musicians had a habit of composing ‘farewells’. Turlough Carolan gave us ‘Farewell to Music’; Michael […]

‘A Farewell to Poetry’ reviewed in The Irish Catholic

A Farewell to Poetry: selected Poems and Translations by Gabriel Fitzmaurice (Currach Press, €19.99) reviewed by Seamus Cashman. The title of this collection invites echoes of its author’s friend and […]

‘A Farewell to Poetry’ reviewed in The Irish Times

A Farewell to Poetry, reviewed by Martina Evans in the Irish Times. From his home in Moyvane, Co Kerry, Gabriel Fitzmaurice has been charting a vanishing rural world from its […]

‘Mythical Irish Beasts’ reviewed in the Irish Central

Mythical Irish Beasts reviewed by Cahir O’Doherty. Mark Joyce’s superbly illustrated new book Mythical Irish Beasts is a wild ride through Irish mythology. Once in a while, a new Irish book […]

‘The Liberties’ reviewed in Books Ireland Magazine

Mary Burnham This book is a treasure trove of pictures and stories of a place quite unlike any other-with its history that dates back to the Middle Ages; architectural gems […]

‘Achill: The Island’ reviewed in The Furrow

An extract from Michael A. Conway’s review of Achill: The Island in The Furrow.  There is an intimate connection between poetry and origins. Poetry has the capacity, for instance, to put language into […]

‘Beautiful Thoughts for Beautiful Minds’ reviewed in Southside People

We live in troubled times. Watching the news on television or reading the newspapers is often a depressing experience. Stories of hope and joy are often elusive. Beautiful Thoughts for […]

‘Give Us Back the Bad Roads’ reviewed in the New English Review

An extract from Kenneth Francis’ review of Give Us Back the Bad Roads by John Waters. The title of Give Us Back the Bad Roads is reminiscent of a quote by C.S. Lewis: “Progress […]

‘Beautiful Thoughts for Beautiful Minds’ reviewed in The Irish Catholic

A tonic for restless minds, perfect for the bedside Peter Costello For a long time I have valued collections of poems, short stories and essays as the best kind of […]

‘The Liberties’ reviewed in The Times

It is regarded as the heart of Dublin, home to Imelda May, Christ Church and Guinness, and now a new book has described the Liberties as the most historically significant […]

‘The Liberties’ reviewed in The Irish Catholic

Peter Costello Some years ago author Maurice Curtis brought out a history of the Liberties, that district of Dublin to the south west that once lay outside the city walls, […]

‘Love Life’ reviewed in The Furrow

Bairbre De Burca While this is a book about ageing, it is an optimistic, deep, and very practical book which encourages the reader to engage with each stage of one’s […]

‘How We Killed God’ reviewed in Africa Magazine

David Quinn’s How We Killed God reviewed by Frank Conlisk. If you happen to be in the mood for a topical, engaging read to be followed perhaps by a good, lively discussion […]

‘Achill: The Island’ reviewed in The Irish Catholic

Peter Costello John F. Deane is that rarity, a modern Irish poet deeply inspired in his poetry by what he calls in his introduction “the wonders of the Christian faith”. […]

‘Achill: The Island’ reviewed in Mayo News

Ciara Moynihan The dramatic land and seascapes of Achill have long inspired writers and artists of international renown, from Paul Henry to Camille Souter. The island’s ever-changing light, its evocative […]

‘Dark Ireland’ reviewed in The Irish Examiner

Dan Buckley In his poem Dark Ireland, Patrick Kavanagh speaks about the Irish as a “dark people, our eyes ever turned inward”. Saying the rosary in Co Waterford, 1991. All […]

‘The Kilderry Files’ reviewed in The Irish Catholic

J. Anthony Gaughan This novel is set in the pre-and post-Vatican II period. An elderly Irish bishop dies and his successor discovers in his papers US stocks and shares worth […]

‘Joyce County’ reviewed in The Irish Times

Terence Killeen This is a very affecting, admirably thorough account of the connections between James Joyce, the Joyce family and Galway. The most obvious and famous one is that Joyce’s […]

‘A Portrait of Connemara’ reviewed in the North County Leader

A Portrait of Connemara is the first publication of the professional photographer Mark Joyce, a native of Connemara. The book which is both professional and personal, can only be called […]


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