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Forging a Kingdom - The GAA in Kerry 1884-1934 
by Richard McElligott

County identity is fundamental in the GAA. Kerry is perhaps the most successful county in the history of the Association and by 1934 it was one of the bastions of the GAA. For the first time, the profound impact of the GAA on Irish society is examined at a county level. The origins and development of the GAA in Kerry in its first fifty years are charted, and the factors which led the ... more»

The Legendary Casey Brothers 
by Jim Hudson with Jim Casey

Nowhere in the annals of sport is there a family so gifted. In 1982 the seven Casey brothers were inducted into the Irish Sports Hall of Fame, the only family ever to receive that honour. The brothers, from Sneem in County Kerry, starred as Olympic-class oarsmen, Tug-of-War champions, professional wrestlers and boxers and won fame throughout the sporting world. Steve, known as 'Crusher' ... more»

From the Great Blasket to America 
by Michael J. Carney with Gerald W. Hayes

Mike Carney, the oldest living native Blasket Islander, was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1920. Raised in that unique, isolated Irish-speaking community, Mike left in 1937 to seek a better future in Dublin – and eventually in America. The death of his younger brother on the island without a priest or doctor in 1947 set off a chain of events that led to its evacuation. Mike played a ... more»

The History Maker 
by Eamonn Hickson

The History Maker is a romantic suspense novel, about a young man called Adam, who wakes up after a crippling car accident with no recollection of his life before the crash.  Britney, who claims to be his best friend, helps him get his life back together, yet while hiding the truth about the crash. It is set in present day Boston. "People destined to become heroes never accept it ... more»

My Beautiful Obsession - Chasing the Kerry Dream 
by Weeshie Fogarty

Weeshie is launching his new book at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney on Friday 16th November at 8pm. All are welcome to attend. My Beautiful Obsession captures the importance of football in the life of a Kerry youngster in Killarney in the 1950s and his dreams of playing with Kerry in Croke Park. Through the eyes of young Weeshie the passion and all-consuming obsession, widespread in a ... more»

Dunphy: A Football Life 
by Jared Browne

Eamon Dunphy, irrepressible and irreverent, divides opinion like no other. Dunphy: A Football Life charts the intriguing and frequently humorous course of Dunphy's life in football, both as a player and football journalist, beginning with his unspectacular playing days with a succession of English clubs, most notably Millwall FC. The book revisits his controversial stances on all things ... more»

Born to Ride 
by Stehen Roche

Former Tour de France winner and World Champion Stephen Roche is to publish a new autobiography in the summer to coincide with the 25th anniversary of his best year in 1987. The new book "Stephen Roche: Born to Ride" is published by Yellow Jersey Press, which is part of the UK publishing Random House Group. It will be released on June 7th. The book is his first full autobiography and uses ... more»

Rebel Og - Cork GAA Youth Magazine 
by Bryan & Patrick Kelly

Cork senior footballer Patrick Kelly and his brother Bryan have recently released the first edition of their Cork GAA youth magazine "Rebel Óg". The magazine is aimed at children aged 8-15 and the first issue includes interviews with Cork stars Aidan Walsh, Conor Lehane and Juliet Murphy, action from Sciath na Scol and club games, a Donncha O'Connor free taking Demo plus ... more»

The Signatories 1916 
by Patrick Waters

7 New Songs for 7 Patriots Performed by Pat Walters and Wally Desmond The sentiments in Pat's songs resonate with his audience and he has become the master of the soft, thought provoking ballad.  He has always maintained an interest in Irish history and his latest album," The Signatories 1916" is the culmination of many months of hard work.  He passionately believes ... more»

Songs from the Boro 
by North Kerry Performers

The launch of the latest Moyvane CD called "Songs from the Boro" took place in the Marian Hall on Friday, December 9th. The CD was officially launched by Weeshie Fogarty and is a celebration of the musical and football traditions of the village. The CD Costs €10 and proceeds will be donated to Our Ladies Children's Hospital in Dublin. The CD was the brainchild of Jerry Brosnan, ... more»

Places We Play - Ireland's Sporting Heritage 
by Mike Cronin and Roisín Higgins

How many of us ever take the time to think about the history of Ireland's sporting sites? This book urges us to do just that. From national stadia to local pitches, from exclusive golf courses to derelict sites of former sporting glory, it explores the spaces where ordinary people have congregated and community identities have been formed; why sporting sites are located in particular places and ... more»

The GAA - County by County 
by Mike Cronin, Mark Duncan and Paul Rouse

People and place, sport and identity are at the heart of this book, telling the story of how the GAA has left a unique imprint on every Irish county and Irish communities overseas. Organised county by county, the highs and lows of on-field activity are charted and the various forces that have shaped the personality of the GAA across each county - social, economic, geographic and political - are ... more»


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