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Win

Brent Pope, Jason Brennan
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Brent Pope, Jason Brennan
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Home Thoughts from the Heart

Mary Kennedy
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Mary Kennedy

'Mary Kennedy's new book is part memoir, part spiritual guide, part self-help book. It's like the gift of a Christmas visit from a friend' RTÉ GuideA sense of home, and of love, is what makes life meaningful for me. I invite you to share in a journey through family, friendship and adventure in the pages of this book, and hope that you will find something here that resonates with you. After all, we're all walking this road through life together -- and that's what makes it worthwhile.Love, MaryIcon of Irish broadcasting Mary Kennedy invites us into her world in this beautiful book of words and pictures, sharing stories from her life at home and abroad, along with favourite recipes that have been handed down the generations. From family weddings and gatherings, and her love of gardening, to the ups and downs of life, and finding meaning in the spiritual, Mary describes her inner world with an intimacy and honesty her readers have come to love.Including musings on the challenges -- and benefits -- of getting older, and how life can make you stumble when you least expect it (just so you can experience what it is to rise again!), Home Thoughts from the Heart is a book to be cherished.

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The Best is Yet to Come

Alan O'Mara
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Alan O'Mara

Three years ago, when Cavan footballer Alan O'Mara was twenty-two, he spoke out about his battle with depression which led him to contemplate suicide. Only the thought of his parents and the pain that they would experience in his death prevented him from taking his own life. Now, in The Best is Yet to Come, he tells his story.From the role the GAA played in his life, to the decision he made to share his journey, this is an account of an ordinary young man, a GAA star, who found a way to move past the dark thoughts that beset his mind during his worst days, and who discovered that the only way out of the darkness is to ask for help.'In summoning his courage and becoming the first active inter-county player to speak of his experiences with depression, Alan O'Mara gives a much needed voice to an aspect of human experience that has been cloaked in silence and stigma. This book, which is needed now more than ever, gives a rare glimpse into the complex inner world of depression and will give hope to those suffering in silence, guidance to those seeking solutions and inspiration for families and friends supporting loved ones.' Conor Cusack

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Taking Heaven Lightly

Roisin Fitzpatrick
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Roisin Fitzpatrick

'The day after my 35th birthday, I had a near death experience, caused by a sudden brain haemorrhage. Ironically, this brush with death became the conduit for the most powerful healing in my life. I connected to an eternal light which, I came to realise, is available to us all should we choose it. My wish for you in reading this book is to feel this loving light, peace and joy in your life now. The question is: how brightly do you wish to shine?'Roisin FitzpatrickIn this ground-breaking book, Roisin Fitzpatrick takes the reader on the remarkable journey of her near death experience, and shares how we can all integrate the light and love of the afterlife into our daily existence.In doing so, she lends fresh insight into our ancient Irish myths and stone monuments, connecting our past, present and future to this powerful eternal light.Taking Heaven Lightly is a book to be cherished by all those who wish to embrace and enjoy a meaningful life.'A brilliant book with an unforgettable message' Dr Chrisine Ranck, co-author of the bestselling Ignite the Genius Within

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Donal's Mountain

Fionnbar Walsh
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Fionnbar Walsh

'Donal Walsh was able to see the beauty in life. He spent his valuable time helping us to open our eyes' Cecelia Ahern, authorDonal Walsh lost his battle against cancer in May 2013, but he left behind an extraordinary legacy. In his short life, he had fought the disease on three occasions with bravery and determination, but he had also come to national attention when he spoke out about suicide in young people in an RTE television interview and, later, in an article in a national newspaper. Donal was determined to open people's eyes to the beauty of life and to help them to see that death is never an answer.His words provoked a national reaction and had real and lasting results - in his death, Donal made us question ourselves and the way we live our lives. Before he died, he asked that his parents continue to spread the message of living life. Here, in this heartbreaking and inspirational memoir, his father Fionnbar gives voice to Donal in a testament to an exceptional young man and to a lasting legacy.

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Sons of Cain

Christy Kenneally
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Christy Kenneally

The year is 1953. As the Cold War divides the world, two childhood friends - now foes - carve out an existence. Karl, haunted by the past, teaches history in his home town of Hallstatt, while Max, driven by power and wealth, leads the Fratres, an extreme branch of the Catholic Church -with control of the Vatican his ultimate goal.When Karl is called to Rome to expose the corruption that has infiltrated the Church, the two men are destined to meet again. The past must be put to rest. But at what cost?From Moscow to CIA Headquarters to a Budapest prison, Sons of Cain is an epic tale of lust, power and corruption where deception is a way of life.

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This is Rugby

George Hook
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George Hook

'Even in those early days, I resolved not to be a fan but to be an analyst' George HookWho is the greatest Irish rugby player of all time? What was the best Irish Grand Slam team? Who are the game's greatest rivals?In This is Rugby, well-known rugby commentator George Hook answers these questions and more and, in conversation with RTÉ's Hugh Cahill, debates some of rugby's greatest players, teams, moments and matches.From the World Cups, to the merits of the Lions tour, club rugby and the future of the game, This is Rugby is jam-packed with iconic photographs, memories, commentary and analysis, making this an essential book for rugby lovers everywhere.

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Tears of God

Christy Kenneally
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Christy Kenneally

Fr Michael Flaherty returned to the Island to hide from the world, knowing that those he loves are in danger just because he is alive.But try as he might, he can't escape his past - and, soon, a phone call in the night makes him realise that he has to face his enemy one final time to rid himself of the evil that threatens everything - and everyone - he holds dear.He finds himself in the middle of Jerusalem and in the middle of a fight for the greatest resource the city has - water. As the leaders of the Christians, the Muslims and the Jews argue over which of them owns the vast underground lake beneath the city, those at ground level are involved in a much more simple argument - who should live and who should die?As Michael struggles with his own salvation will he know who to trust and who to destroy?

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Vanishing Ireland: Recollections of our Changing Times

James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury
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James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury

In Vanishing Ireland: Recollections of our Changing Times, award-winning photographer James Fennell and bestselling author Turtle Bunbury once again journey the length and breadth of Ireland to bring us an extraordinary, powerful new collection of poignant interviews from ordinary men and women who share with us their memories, providing us with an invaluable link to the past.Through words and stunningly evocative photographs, we meet the people of Ireland who lived through adversity and hardship during the formative decades of independent Ireland, yet whose courage, kindness and humour remains intact. We talk with those who watched friends and family sail for foreign shores, and lose ourselves in a world where life was simpler, yet somehow happier; where storytelling, fiddle-playing, céilís and communal pastimes cemented the deep friendships that became the lifeblood of each community.As stories are shared beside the warmth of a fire in farmhouses in Kerry and Clare; in the turf sheds of Limerick and Tipperary; over cups of tea and glasses of whiskey in the kitchens of Wexford, Sligo and Dublin; in the cobbled yards of Wicklow and Tipperary; in the shadow of the hills of Leitrim and Donegal; on the pavements of Dublin City; and against the sound of crashing waves on the coast of Galway, we meet the people who have lived through times of change as the past comes alive through their words.Blacksmiths, saddlers, harness makers and coal miners, mattress makers, factory workers, bonesetters and cattle drivers, all are gathered here as we are afforded a glimpse of the inimitable spirit of the people of this country. The world continues to change but, gathered within these pages, are stories and to be cherished, to keep the past alive long into the future.

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The Betrayed

Christy Kenneally
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Christy Kenneally

It's 1940 and Europe is shadowed by war. But in a small village in Austria, Karl, Elsa and Max, three friends on the brink of adulthood enjoy the fading light of innocence.Until one day, the peaceful village is torn apart by the disappearance of Elsa ... her death sealing the fate of Karl and Max forever.Days after her disappearance, Karl is conscripted to the German army. Fighting for his life in the deathly cold of the Russian winter during Operation Barbarossa by day, by night, his dreams are of Elsa.Max has fled to safety to live with his uncle, the Monsignor, in the Archbishop's Palace in Zagreb. There, he becomes embroiled in a genocide, where knowledge is the ultimate weapon and power, the ultimate prize.As the years pass, Max and Karl fight a war that can never be won.Karl, now a Captain in the German army, is haunted by the faces of the men left behind on the battlefields of Russia and the disappearance of Elsa.Max, a priest in Rome, is consumed by power and greed, and a shameful secret he is determined to bury.For Max, only one man has the power to destroy him. Because only Karl knows the truth behind Elsa's disappearance.From the mountains of Austria, to the suburbs of Moscow, the cities of Vienna, Zagreb and Rome, The Betrayed is an epic story of love, loss, heroism and the power of destiny.

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Dear Sebastian

Christine Horgan
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Christine Horgan
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Add A Zero

Brian O'connor
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Brian O'connor

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Vicious Circle

Arlene Hunt
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Arlene Hunt

Amanda Harrington is a Dublin prostitute, working independently with her friend Marna Galloway, in a rented apartment on Mount Street. They see themselves as a cut above, having put the world of pimps and violence behind them. But then they are busted and given a royal dressing down by a disapproving female judge - much harder to tolerate than the hefty fine incurred.And things soon take a serious turn for the worse. Sandy Walsh, a colleague, has been discovered brutally murdered in her apartment. Finding Amanda's mobile number on Sandy's coffee table, soon the detectives are back on her trail, hoping she can help with the investigation.Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose, targeting prostitutes ... Amanda and Marna are about to discover just how vulnerable they are.Bringing this world to life as never before, Arlene Hunt's debut thriller is a riveting, authentic read from a remarkably fresh and distinctive new voice.

Alan O'Mara

Alan O'Mara is a Gaelic footballer with Cavan and an Ulster u21 champion. In 2013, when he was just twenty-two years of age, he went public about his experience with depression.Since then, Alan has become a leading mental health advocate in Ireland and is an ambassador to the HSE's 'Little Things' campaign and the Gaelic Player's Association.In 2016, Alan founded 'Real Talks' to facilitate discussions on the importance of mental health, effective communication, personal leadership and resilience in schools, the workplace, sports teams and other communities.

Brent Pope

Brent Pope is a well-known New Zealand rugby analyst and sports personality who has been living and working in Ireland for many years.

Brian O'connor

Brian O'Connor is an award-winning journalist who has worked on various national newspapers such as Sunday Tribune, Irish Times and the London Times. He was racing correspondent with the Irish Press for four years and has been racing correspondent with the Irish Times since 1997. Brian is married with two children.

Hugh Cahill

Hugh Cahill is a sports broadcaster, commentator and journalist. Currently in his 10th year with RTÉ Sport, Hugh has covered a wide range of international and domestic events, from the Olympic Games, to Rugby World Cups and Cheltenham. Hugh has fronted RTÉ's television coverage of the Christmas Racing Festival and also commentates for World Rugby on the international Sevens circuit.A father of three children, he lives in Wicklow with his wife Louise.

Jason Brennan

Jason Brennan is a psychotherapist, counsellor and mental skills coach from Ireland who lived and worked in Wellington, New Zealand. During his time there he worked with a number of All Black players and the Super Rugby team The Hurricanes. He still works with New Zealand's national women's cricket team, the White Ferns, as well as with soccer, netball and tennis. He is a regular speaker on stress management for businesses.

Christy Kenneally

Christy Kenneally is a well-known Irish TV presenter and scriptwriter. Christy presented RTE's 'No Frontiers' series and is the author of numeroius bestselling fiction and non-fiction. Christy is married and lives in Wicklow.

Valerie Cox

In a long career as a reporter working in newspapers, radio and television, Valerie Cox has interviewed people from every county in Ireland. Over eleven years working on the Today programme on RTÉ Radio she travelled around the country covering stories as diverse as the closure of schools, Garda stations and post offices. She was out with the rescue services in floods and snow and covered the events that make rural Ireland special, including the ploughing.She is the author of two previous books, Searching, which tells the story of Ireland's missing people, and The Family Courts. Valerie lives in rural County Wicklow with her husband Brian and the couple have five children and four grandchildren.