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'If you go to Galway and don't go to Kenny's, we're not friends anymore.'

A lovely piece written by the Boston Bibliophile on her Vacation in Irish Bookshops!

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The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 – The Shortlist

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The Man Booker Prize is open to any author writing originally in English and published in the UK. On the 9th of June Chair of Judges A.C. Grayling announced the Shortlist for The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014. The Judges had the Longlist of 13 titles from which they picked 6 titles for the shortlist. The Panel of 6 judges now has the task of re-reading the Shortlist titles in order to select a winner. The winner of the prize will be announced on the 14th of October. The 6 titles shortlisted are:

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Conradh na Gaeilge 1913

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This photograph of The Conradh na Gaeilge Oireachtas and Árd Fheis held at The Town Hall, Galway in 1913 was discovered in a box about three years ago by the Curran family in Dublin. It had been kept there by their mother who was a daughter of Micheál Ó Foghludha, who was later to become president of the Keating Branch of the Gaelic League. They began to research the names of those involved,

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Kevin Barry wins Impac literary award

City of Bohane by Kevin Barry

Priz e-winning author Kevin adds to our great literary tradition

One of the things that Ireland can be justifiably proud of is its literary tradition. James Joyce and Samuel Beckett re-wrote the rules in the 20th Century, and Shaw, Wilde, O'Casey and Yeats are all towering names in the world of letters.

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Fiver Friday: 180,000 books reduced to €4.99 or less

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On Kennys.ie, you'll find thousands of books reduced to €4.99 or less, with FREE shipping worldwide! Kennys.ie offers genuinely competitive prices and free shipping worldwide.The site has a unique Irish flavour with Bestsellers lists from the Irish book charts, award winning books highlighted from Irish book competitions and our YouTube channel where we promote Irish writers.At Kennys.ie you'll find

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Geraldine Mills reads Lick of the Lizard & More author readings on our YouTube channel

We regularly have authors reading excerpts from their book in store and we publish these readings on our YouTube Channel here

Book Reviews, Author readings and more on our YouTube channel

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Did you know that we regularly publish video book reviews, author interviews, readings from authors and gallery exhibition openings on our YouTube channel?

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Winners from the Irish Book awards

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Claire Byrne and John Murray of RTÉ hosted last nights Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. More than 50 Irish authors and 350 guests people gathered together in the RDS, Dublin to celebrate the best of Irish writing. Now in it's seventh year, RTÉ Television will be broadcasting highlights from the event tomorrow (Saturday, November 24th) night on RTÉ One at 11.05pm.Renowned novelist and playwright Jennifer Johnston was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Irish literature.

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