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Psychosis and the art of hanging cats

PSYCHOSIS and the Art of Hanging Cats, which was originally launched as an e-book last year, has now been published in hard copy.  

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Killaloe author explores McQuaid correspondence

KILLALOE woman Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh is one of the editors of a new book His Grace is Displeased – Selected Correspondence of John Charles McQuaid.

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Waves of approval for Cliffs of Insanity

Among the books shortlisted at this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards is Irish Times sports journalist Keith Duggan’s book Cliffs of Insanity: A Winter on Ireland’s Big Waves.In the book, the award-winning sports writer gives a fascinating insight into the world of surfing in Ireland, and in particular in Clare. Cliffs of Insanity tells the story of a dedicated group of surfers in Clare whose lives revolve around the pursuit of Ireland’s wildest waves, a way of life that flies in the face of everything championed in Ireland over the last decade. The awards ceremony for the Irish Book Awards takes place on Thursday night, and Cliffs of Insanity has been shortlisted in the Sports Book of the Year category where it is up against My Olympic Dream by Katie Taylor, My Journey by Jim Stynes, The Bull by John Hayes, Memory Man by Jimmy Magee and The Great and the Good by John Giles.Surfing in Ireland was …

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Reading between the lines on violence against women

IN this country it is estimated that one in five women experience domestic violence.

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Spinning towards success as a writer

DONAL RYAN remembers crying bitterly following Irish Boxer Barry McGuigan’s world title defeat to underdog Steve Cruz in the scalding desert heat of Las Vegas in 1986.

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To live and die in Ireland

THE bereavements of Alice Taylor’s life are the theme of her new book And Time Stood Still.She’s coming to Clare this Saturday for a book signing at the Ennis bookshop and speaking to The Champion last Friday, she said it had been a very long time in the making.

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The greatest escape story never told finally brought to light

In a new biography, Peter’s Key – Peter DeLoughry and the fight for Irish Independence by Declan Dunne, the story of the Irish patriot and politician who helped to mastermind the daring escape that sprang de Valera from Lincoln Jail in 1919 is recounted.

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WWI soldiers remembered

THE North Clare men who fought in World War I are remembered in a new book by Ennistymon historian and retired soldier Gerard O’Halloran, which is being launched on Friday in The Falls Hotel.

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