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Aidan Dooley  is bringing his award-winning one-man play on Tom Crean to The White Horse in  Ballincollig, County Cork,  for two days only! He'll be there  on  Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April 2017. His shows always sell out fast so book now to avoid disappointment.  Tickets are €16.55 – click  here  to...
Polar expert and author Michael Smith will be in conversation with Ed O'Loughlin during this year's Mountains to Sea Festival – it'll be interesting to see how a non-fiction and fiction author tell a Polar story. It's on at 11 a.m. on Sunday 26 March in the Pavilion Theatre and tickets are €10. Click here to book. 
John Thuillier  tells of community suffering, seafaring under lofty masts and billowing sails and life ashore in the taverns and coffee houses, aboard ships and in ‘lewd’ houses. This comprehensive overview of Kinsale’s seafaring tradition will be enjoyed by all who appreciate a whiff of salty spray and the adventure attached to ships...
A unique companion to bird-identification reference books,  Birds of Ireland  focuses on our interaction with birds, wild, domesticated and extinct. Glynn Anderson identifies over 150 birds of Ireland, giving each name (in Irish and English) and its meaning, a description and associated beliefs, myths, legends, weather lore,...
Birds have been important symbols in our art and culture for thousands of years. They feature strongly in Irish myths and legends, have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many place names. This latest book by Niall Mac Coitir draws together the stories, customs and folklore that have gathered around Ireland’s birds, both wild and...
On St Stephen's Day 1960  Dónal Donnelly  made his dramatic escape from the prison known as 'Europe's Alcatraz'. Using hack-saw blades, torn sheets and electric flex, Donal broke out of Crumlin Road Prison, running the gauntlet of searchlights, alarms and machine-gun nests. Three years earlier, the teenage Dónal had been convicted...