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Billy Ryle with MC for the evening Kerry O'Shea and former editor of The Kerryman Declan Malone who launched Billy's book, 'Christian Brotherly Love' at Tralee Library on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Billy’s Book Launched At Tralee Library

June 14, 2019 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a large turnout for the launch of a new book by a local author in Tralee Library on Wednesday night. Launched by former editor of The Kerryman, Declan Malone, Billy Ryle’s new novel ‘Christian Brotherly Love’ is a fictional novel set in the 1950’s and 1960’s and is the […]

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New Book From Local Author To Be Launched At Writers Week

New Book From Local Author To Be Launched At Writers Week

May 11, 2019 at 2:07 pm Comments are Disabled

AWARD-WINNING presenter and locally-based author Anthony Garvey will launch his latest children’s book at 3pm, on Saturday, June, at Listowel Writers’ Week, in the Listowel Community Centre. Aimed at children between 8-12 years of age, ‘Gravespeakers: Louise’  is the final book in his popular six-book series. Set in Tralee, it […]

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The Story Of The Original Rose Of Tralee To Be Told In New Book

The Story Of The Original Rose Of Tralee To Be Told In New Book

April 25, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW book about the story behind the original Rose of Tralee, Mary O’Connor, will be released on May 1. In the tradition of bestselling historical novels ‘Becoming Belle’, ‘The Signature of all Things’ and ‘Love is Blind’, comes ‘The First Rose of Tralee’ from Patricia O’Reilly. According to the […]

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Kerry County Council’s writer in residence Annemarie Ní Churreáin pictured at the launch of Launch of 'Still In The Dreaming' – an anthology of Kerry poets at Muckross House, Killarney on Thursday evening with some of the writers and trusee of Muckross House, seated from left, Kate Kennelly, Kerry Arts Officer, Annemarie Ní Churreáin,  John Joe Culloty, Vice-Chairman, Killarney MD and Philomena Hearne. At back, Geraldine Rosney, Faye Boland, Elizabeth Murtough, Kevin Griffin, Lola Scollard, Barbara Derbyshire, Lorraine Carey, Bernadette Ní Riada, Michael Joyce,  John McGrath, and Mary Lavery Carrig, Lily Cronin and Denis Reidy.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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Launch of Still In The Dreaming – an anthology of Kerry poets
Muckross House was the beautiful venue for the launch of a stunning new book ‘Still In The Dreaming’ on Wednesday evening. Leas-Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Joe Culloty launched the book, praising the quality of the poems and the dedication of the writers to their craft.
Last June a call-out for submissions to Kerry County Council’s writer in residence Annemarie Ní Churreáin, on social media, newspaper and radio as well as through the Arts Office’s own e-newsletter drew a huge response. Sixteen poets were selected, and they worked with Annemarie to polish and hone their poems in preparation for publication. 
These poets are Barbara Derbyshire, Bernadette Ní Riada, Conor Cleary, Elizabeth Murtough, Faye Boland, John McGrath, Kevin Griffin, Lola Scollard, Lorraine Carey, Marian Relihan, Mary Lavery Carrig, Michael Joyce, Noel King, Paul Murphy, Philomena Hearne (nee Stack) and Victoria Kennefick.
The workshops took place in Kerry County Museum and Annemarie has now overseen the editing and publication of these poems. 
‘I chose ‘Still In The Dreaming’ for the title of the book as a tribute to the late John Moriarty,’ she explains. ‘John was a poet who was deeply inspired by nature and he described Kerry’s landscape as one that was still in the dreaming.’
Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, adds, ‘These new poems all capture in their own way the deep connections of nature and nurture that Kerry people feel for the world and people around them. Each poem is a worthy addition to the treasure that is Kerry literature and the book is something to be proud of.’
‘The residency was supported by Kerry County Council, The Arts Council, The Trustees of Muckross House and Gardens, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Creative Ireland Kerry, and along with Kerry County Museum’s hosting of the workshops and Kerry Library hosting workshops also, reflects the strong support there is for writing in the county.’
The writer in residence programme will recommence in March 2019 and further details will be posted on @KerryCoArts on twitter and facebook and in the e-newsletter which can be subscribed to through Kerry County Council’s website. 
Copies of Still In The Dreaming will be available to purchase on the night and can be bought for a limited time through the Arts Office at Kerry County Council. They will also be available for loan through Kerry Libraries.

New Anthology Of Kerry Poets Launched

December 7, 2018 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

MUCKROSS House was the beautiful venue for the launch of a stunning new book ‘Still In The Dreaming’ recently. Leas-Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Joe Culloty launched the book, praising the quality of the poems and the dedication of the writers to their craft. Last June a call-out for submissions to Kerry […]

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Callum Houston of Blennerville NS with 'Gravespeakers' author Anthony Garvey.

Blennerville Pupil Callum Is The Hero In New ‘Gravespeakers’ Book

December 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

AWARD-winning presenter and author Anthony Garvey launched his new children’s book on Friday at Blennerville National School, as a pupil there stars in it! Aimed at 8-12 year olds, the Gravespeakers’ series tells the stories of six children who discover on their 12th birthday they have a special gift – […]

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Radio Kerry Journalist Releases Third Book

Radio Kerry Journalist Releases Third Book

December 10, 2017 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

A RADIO Kerry journalist has published his third novel which is now on sale. Annascaul man Eamonn Hickson has released ‘Terror’, a thriller in which three people decide to commit a terror attack. The journalist says writing about this topic was not a reaction to recent terror attacks, but rather […]

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PHOTOS: Tomás Ó Sé Is Having A Busy Weekend As He Signs Book In Easons

PHOTOS: Tomás Ó Sé Is Having A Busy Weekend As He Signs Book In Easons

October 25, 2015 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

WELL Tomás Ó Sé is having a busy weekend. The five-time All-Ireland medal winner was over in the Kerry GAA store in Killarney at 11am on Saturday morning, where he signed hundreds of copies of his autobiography, ‘The White Heat’. Fans queued patiently for the former Gaeltacht player, whose book has been […]

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Ten Year Old Sandra Presents Her New Book To Kerry Library

Ten Year Old Sandra Presents Her New Book To Kerry Library

August 29, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE was cause for pride and celebration in one small part of town today as a highly creative 10 year old girl generously donated copies of her book ‘Bob The Bully’ to the staff of Kerry Library. Sandra Agwu is a 6th class student in the Presentation Primary School […]

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Local Woman Is One Of 12 Authors Nationally To Take Part In ‘Novel Fair 2015’

Local Woman Is One Of 12 Authors Nationally To Take Part In ‘Novel Fair 2015’

January 29, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE resident is in one of 12 writers who have been selected from almost 250 applicants to participate in Novel Fair 2015, an annual Irish Writers Centre initiative which will take place on Saturday, February 21. Barbara Magee Lovric, an avid and talented writer from Knocknacuig in Tralee, has won a […]

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Christmas Gifts: The Pick Of Books For 2014

Christmas Gifts: The Pick Of Books For 2014

December 9, 2014 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

Local writer, Anne O’Neill, gives her pick of the books for Christmas for all the family… Christmas 2014 lies tantalizingly on the horizon and the annual frenzy to find gifts for loved ones has begun. I’ve always been a great believer in gifting books at Christmas. They are, after all, the […]

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Talented Mother And Daughter Duo To Launch Books

Talented Mother And Daughter Duo To Launch Books

June 10, 2014 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THEY say talent runs in the family and this is certainly the case with Joy Agwu and her nine year old daughter Sandra. The two of them are set to release books at the same time in the County Library on June 21. Joy originally from Nigeria has been living […]

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