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  1. Dissenting Spirit: Thomas Weaver, Geologist and Mining Engineer, by Peadar McArdle
    €19.95

    This biography of the geologist and mining engineer Thomas Weaver will appeal to anyone interested in the science and industry of the early nineteenth century, as well as for students of the philosophy and history of science

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  2. The Making of an Artist: Creating the Irishman Michael MacLiammoir

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    ... a fascinating portrayal of the formative years of Micheál MacLiammóir, actor, playwright, artist, linguist, raconteur and co-founder of the Gate Theatre. Learn More
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. The Fishmonger, by Pat O'Connell

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    In this heart-warming story, Pat O’Connell recalls the historic visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the English Market, which left a lasting impact not only on the market itself but also on his own life.

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