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We're heading to Tralee, home of Donnacha Clifford and David Elton , authors of Cycling Kerry , for the launch of their new book! We'll be in O'Mahony's Bookshop on Friday 7 April from 6pm and all are welcome.  Tom Daly, cyclist, educator and author of The Rás , will be the guest speaker. O’Mahony’s...
Shackleton’s Endurance is based on the famous night-time photograph taken by Frank Hurley. He was the photographer on the Endurance Expedition (1914–16), which was led by Ernest Shackleton. The work was created specially to mark the centenary of the rescue of the crew of his ship Endurance  after it become trapped and crushed in the...
Aidan Dooley  is bringing his award-winning one-man play on Tom Crean back to Ireland. His shows always sell out fast so book now to avoid disappointment.  Glen Theatre, Banteer, Co. Cork: March 29  Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co. Kerry: March 30  Bere Island, Co. Cork: March 31...
As a lead up to Pilgrim Paths Week, which takes place over Easter, John G. O’Dwyer will give an illustrated talk on Ireland's Pilgrim Paths. John will describe his pilgrim paths journey from Slemish in County Antrim to Skellig Michael, County Kerry. He will also discuss the new Irish Pilgrim Passport, which is proving hugely successful,...
Pádraic Fogarty  authoritatively charts how this grim failure to manage our natural resources has impoverished our country. But all is not lost: he also reveals the possibilities for the future, describing how we can fill our seas with fish, farm in tune with nature, and create forests that benefit both people and wildlife. He calls for...
Polar historian  Michael Smith and author Ed O'Loughlin discuss the  differences and challenges of writing non-fiction and fiction books on the  history of Polar exploration. Michael is an authority on Polar affairs who  has highlighted a half-forgotten chapter in Irish history through his books  on Tom Crean,...