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  1. A Golden Era 2: Profiles of Irish Masters Athletes, by Michael Gygax
    €19.95

    A Golden Era 2 showcases Irish athletics with a particular emphasis on masters athletes born between 1956 and 1982

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  2. Searching for the Promised Land: An Irishman's American Odyssey, by Ed Deevy
    €16.95
    A remarkable story of one Irishman’s experiences of the Promised Land of America Learn More
  3. The Making of an Artist: Creating the Irishman Michael MacLiammoir

    Regular Price: €24.95

    Special Price €19.95

    ... a fascinating portrayal of the formative years of Micheál MacLiammóir, actor, playwright, artist, linguist, raconteur and co-founder of the Gate Theatre. Learn More
  4. he lost himself completely
    €18.95

    “a fascinating account … of shell shock, and glimpses into the lives and backgrounds of those who found themselves within the walls of the Richmond War Hospital …” – Professor Sir Simon Wessely

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  5. ireland's mr show jumping

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    The remarkable story of renowned Sligo man Frank McGarry and a fascinating insider's look at the big business of international show jumping.

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  6. My Killaloe: A Nostalgic Tour of Heritage Towns Killaloe/Ballina, by Henry Murdoch

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    An affectionate and nostalgic portrayal of growing up in rural Ireland Learn More
  7. Remembering Killaloe: A Memoir, by Henry Murdoch

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    An entertaining and informative account of living in twin Irish heritage towns, Killaloe and Ballina, over 50 years ago as a child, teenager, and young adult Learn More
  8. Raymond Deane

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    "Raymond Deane's courageous account of his struggle with alcohol is … often disturbing, but ultimately an inspiring journey." – Donal Lunny Learn More
  9. Faithless

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    A blisteringly funny memoir that views religion through the experiences of a young boy growing up in Ireland in the 1950s and 60s whose already jaundiced eye had begun to see the flaws in blind faith.

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  10. The Artist on the Island, by Pete Hogan

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    "I wanted to live on an island and make art. If Paul Gauguin could quit his job as a stockbroker and paint pictures on an island, so could I, but in the west of Ireland. . . . I would be famous, aloof, celebrated and revered – from an island in the west of Ireland. . . . Or so I thought. . . ." Learn More

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