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Gaysa, the Spoiled Priest: A Treatise Concerning the Irish Family and Its Historical Relationship with the Catholic Church
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,380. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 9, 2020 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
A literary treatise concerning the phenomenon of aspirants for the priesthood who, for various reasons, were never ordained as Catholic priests. In the vernacular, they were known as 'spoiled priests', 'priesteens', 'sagarts'. This book delves deep to the very kernel of how religion, priests and the Catholic Church infiltrated and wove itself into the very fabric of Irish society and Irish life.
Bluesy Ballymoe: Pulse and Hearts Above Zero
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: December 29, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Places, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poetry that fears not to go wherever the heart leads it: from the highs and lows, the light and the dark, the sun, the thunder and lightning, nature’s bright beauty and cruelty beyond belief, running rivers and silvery streams, depression and nightmarish dreams. All this and more awaits the reader in the second volume of poetry from William Tiernan. Part II in The Ballymoe Series.
Greetings from Guilka, Ballymoe: Poems from the Head and the Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: December 29, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Places
The inspiration for this collection of poems by William Tiernan may be rooted firmly in a small village in County Galway but, his vision roams much further than that for, it is not a matter of how far one has travelled but, how much one is prepared to let the mind wander. Wherever we go in life, we can never stray far from the present. Part I in The Ballymoe Series.
The Compendium: A Selection of Poetry, Short Stories, Plays and an Essay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,270. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: December 29, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The Compendium is author, Brian Corvin’s third published work and offers the reader 'something a little different' to his previous volumes. Poetry, neohaikus, social verse, some quirky short stories taking on themes of the macabre and, a trio of one-act plays offering variations on a theme are complemented by an essay (or, autobiographical fragment) in which he describes how he became a Baha'i.
Peripheral
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: December 29, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The debut collection of poetry from the award-winning author, Faye Boland, which will be enjoyed for its musical lyricism and intellectual subtlety. Her descriptions of the world, as she encounters it, are fresh and vivid. "We can almost smell the place that she calls home; she makes it so real." It is a world that offers so much, if only we can learn to appreciate it.
It's Written in Concrete
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 41,740. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: December 7, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
In a world of spiralling, almost out-of-control negative media, Seamus Kelly tackled the sensationalised press portrayals by creating and producing a more sensitive, positive journalistic style of news reporting. This is the story of Ballymun Concrete News, a newspaper whose style of news reporting changed perceptions and played a formative role in Ireland's largest urban regeneration programme.
Operation: Save Santa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,540. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: November 1, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
An action-packed, adventure-laden Christmas tale that is perfectly paced, Operation: Save Santa is a book that is suitable for readers aged 9 years and up but, will resonate with people of all age groups (especially those who remain young at heart!), containing as it does a story that is universal. Some may even detect echoes of J.M. Barrie's timeless classic about childhood and growing up.
Hanly: A Brief History of the Noble Name (at home and abroad)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,350. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: September 29, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
The Hanly clan originated in Co Roscommon, in the heart of Ireland and spread, initially, throughout Ireland. The River Shannon was used as an artery of communication to reach Limerick and Cork. This, first published history of the clan traces the story, from entries in the ancient annals to the present day. There are also helpful details on how to trace your Hanly ancestors.
A Cornish Fisherman's Irish Diary
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 93,380. Language: British English. Published: July 22, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The second instalment in the Cornish Fisherman's Diaries series by Trevor Simpson takes up exactly where volume one (Diary of a Cornish Fisherman: Newquay, 1962-1967) left off. The author makes landfall in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, following a pulsating journey across the Irish Sea. What awaits the author upon disembarking is the subject of a memoir that is as warm and engaging as the first.
I Declare Before My God: The Brian and James Seery Story
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 58,520. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: June 11, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Twin tales of 19th century miscarriages of justice, in Ireland and Australia, claiming the lives of a father and son, both sentenced to hang in separate circumstances and even on different continents, 24 years apart. Brian Seery and his son, James, were both convicted on questionable evidence, as author and investigative historian, Jack Kiernan convincingly demonstrates.
Why Did They Lie? The Irish Civil War, the Truth, Where and When It Began
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 61,920. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: June 11, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
An historical investigation uncovering shadowy events that took place during the Irish Civil War (1922-23), shedding important light on a dark chapter in Irish history, offering an assessment that also challenges certain assumptions about the course of events, the personalities and leadership dynamics involved.
Through the Pages of History: An Art, Music and Medical Miscellany
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,370. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: June 6, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » History » Essays
Trawling through medical annals to probe popular misconceptions or, shed new light on key personalities and events that have shaped history, the author, Michael Whelton (who is a retired medical doctor) exhibits a firm grasp of the facts but, always with an good eye for the story or anecdote in what count as landmarks in human scientific achievement and discovery, artistic excellence, and so on.
Portraits of the Past
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,540. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: June 6, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Life, death and all things in between (including the decisions that we make, or have thrust upon us) are among the poignant moments and personal epiphanies captured in a skilfully blended collection of bittersweet tales, told with honesty, candour, plenty of humour and never a dull moment, though the characters themselves seem to dwell in a certain twilight. Short stories and flash fiction.
The Much-Maligned Mary Pike: The Rebel County and '98
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,100. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: May 24, 2019 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
The true story of Mary Pike, a young, wealthy Quaker heiress, was kidnapped in July 1797 by a widowed knight, Sir Henry Brown Hayes, intent on forcing her into marriage and getting his hands on her money. This account is set against the background of the time before and after the 1798 Rebellion. Many people wonder, did nothing happen in Cork? A lot happened.
How to Kill Your Enemies!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
"It was the worst of times and it was the worst of times. Everyone was going nowhere and everyone was trying to jump on the bandwagon …" or so it might appear to those who have borne witness to a world that promises so little and delivers even less. A collection dealing with subject matter that is wide ranging without straying too far from where the human heart should be gravitating towards.
Centenary in Reflection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,240. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: September 18, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Essay » Literature, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Places
Centenary in Reflection anthology is a momentous snapshot of global and local history and culture; a space created to review times past, voiced by writers and students locally and internationally. The story of how Ireland, as a nation, re-birthed through the 1916 rebellion. Provocative words on two world wars, emigration, reminiscences about ‘how we once lived’ are contained within these pages.
Brightening Over Dillon's
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 59,010. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: September 8, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Biographical
Memories of days gone by. 1960s semi-rural Ireland and a schoolboy’s view of life growing up there. Growing up in the sixties wasn’t always easy, with overcrowded houses lacking in running water, central heating and so on. School could be quite difficult too, with corporal punishment a major issue. But life was happy and there was little pressure on children to have this, that and the other.
The Splendiferous Tale of Ferdinand Fox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 7, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Ferdinand is a dashing, playful young fox, born with a mark that seems to set him apart somehow. A message from on high, delivered in the form of a 'bolt from the blue' recalls an admonition previously given to him by his Mammy, to pull up his socks, setting him on his journey. A whimsical adventure and a cautionary ecological tale told in the form of illustrated verse for children 7-12 years
Melodies at Eventide
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 36,320. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 6, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
"This memoir celebrates one man’s ability to transcend difficult circumstances and forge a life of adventure and meaning." Motivated and guided by a philosophy of mental and physical compensation, the author seizes every opportunity that was offered to lead an active, fulfilling and independent life, all the while being part of a movement to change society for the better.
The Unity Project
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,360. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 6, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Bahá’í
The Unity Project is the second collection of poetry and verse that has been written and produced by the artist and poet, Brian Corvin. The long anchor poem, which gives the book its title, was inspired by Abdul Baha (1844 - 1921) and it looks at where we have come from, what we need to do to help us fulfil our evolutionary potential, and how the process will affect us.
Donegal Gymnasts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,290. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: November 21, 2015 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » General
Donegal Gymnasts is a story that has a bit of everything: comedy, drama, romance, joy and sorrow in this coming of age tale. A work of contemporary Irish fiction that is global in reach and universal in depth. A tale about people who follow their dreams, no matter what obstacles they encounter. "A wonderful story that captures every possible emotion of Irish life, told in a unique fashion."
Diary of a Cornish Fisherman: Newquay, 1962–1967
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 95,780. Language: British English. Published: January 5, 2014 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Life in a Cornish fishing community in 1960s is the subject of this absorbing memoir, told in a style that is warm, engaging, humorous and packed full of incident. A book that will appeal to anyone who has gone to sea or wishes that they had. Generously illustrated, complete with a glossary of nautical and fishing terms, it doesn’t just introduce us to the life of the seafarer; it invites us in.
Where Did They Get You? a memoir
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 63,040. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 3, 2013 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A memoir that charts the changing face of Irish society, as witnessed by one who was a member of the diaspora. It is both a travel and occupational memoir. The author's career in nursing spanned five decades and took her to over eight countries. It is also the story of personal triumph, overcoming adversity, drawing on the strength of her upbringing and her convictions in doing so.
Is It Me? The Joseph Heffernan Story
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 87,300. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: April 2, 2013 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
Is It Me? The Joseph Heffernan Story: Last Man Hanged in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. Early 20th Century British Injustice in Ireland. A century old Irish murder mystery is re-opened. Joseph Heffernan paid the ultimate price for the murder of Mary Walker in Mullingar, Ireland in 1909. Mary Walker was the innocent victim of a brutal murder however, was Joseph Heffernan also innocent of the crime?
Roscommon in Reflection: SiarScéal Anthology 2012
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,460. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 31, 2013 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Places, Essay » Literature
An anthology of poetry, prose, short stories, photographs that treats us to a picture of Roscommon which resonates with the landscape and varied stories of the place but also slips free of boundaries and borders to speak directly to the human heart. A must read for anybody with connections to Roscommon or even a familiarity with the great warmth of its culture, heritage, landscape, scenery.
Charting Your Life's Roadmap in an Uncertain World: Choose Happiness Daily
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 16,170. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 13, 2013 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Nuala Duignan brings together her considerable experience in the field of Life Coaching to provide simple steps any one of us can take, to make our lives richer, more rewarding, more personally fulfilling. She talks about the benefits that Life Coaching offers to all of us: opening our eyes to new perspectives; giving us an outcome focus that will help us to conquer our challenges Today!
I Want to Really Learn About Horses
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 15,410. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: October 28, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
A must-have book for any horse and equestrian enthusiast. TJ Gillespie (aka Tom na gCapaillín) shares his unique experience in this easy-to-follow, step-by-step volume, with illustrations and diagrams throughout. The subjects covered are wide ranging and written about in a warm, engaging style. A commitment to good horsemanship is a privilege that this book seeks to share and impart.
The Tobacco Fields of Meath
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 32,590. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: October 21, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The true story of Irish families at the turn of the twentieth century, striving to make a go of a new crop in order to improve the lives of ordinary people and control the massive problem of unemployment and its consequence - emigration. The story of over 30 years of tobacco growing in Ireland is told here through the private papers of one who was at the heart of the Randlestown experiment.
A Woeful Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: British English. Published: October 20, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
Derrick Cranpole discovered poetry during his time at sea, which took him from the Arctic to the Southern Ocean and from the Americas to the Red Sea. Remembering bits of verse helped pass the long watches of the night. Now, he brings together a collection of his own poems and illustrations, recording his observations of life in a fishing community on the south coast of Ireland.
Charles, the Maiden and the Ogre
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: August 21, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fairy tales
Charles loved books. He loved girls & music & books in that order. He finds happiness for a while, working in a bookshop but it doesn't last. He confides to his friend, the writer and philosopher that, "it would be rather nice to live inside a book." Charles' friend promises to do what she can to help him. So begins his odyssey. A book for everyone who believes in Fairy Tales and Happy Endings.
John Toland: Ireland's Forgotten Philosopher, Scholar ... and Heretic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Philosopher biography, Essay » Literature
An examination of the life and work of John Toland, scholar and philosopher of international renown. A prolific writer on important political and religious issues of his day, he was the first person to be called a freethinker (by Bishop Berkeley). He is chiefly remembered today for his book Christianity Not Mysterious, which was condemned by British and Irish parliaments and publicly burned.


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The Manuscript Publisher's favorite authors on Smashwords

Bridget P. McDonnell
Latest book: Where Did They Get You? a memoir.
Published July 3, 2013.
D.T. Ihaza
Latest book: Operation: Save Santa.
Published November 1, 2019.
Faye Boland
Latest book: Peripheral.
Published December 29, 2019.
Liam Nevin
Latest book: Brightening Over Dillon's.
Published September 8, 2016.
Oliver Franklin
Latest book: Domination: Somebody Else's War.
Published February 5, 2020.
Rose Morris
Latest book: The Splendiferous Tale of Ferdinand Fox.
Published July 7, 2016.
Seamus Kelly
Latest book: It's Written in Concrete.
Published December 7, 2019.
Seamus McCrudden
Latest book: Donegal Gymnasts.
Published November 21, 2015.
Trevor Simpson
Latest book: A Cornish Fisherman's Irish Diary.
Published July 22, 2019.
William Tiernan
Latest book: Bluesy Ballymoe: Pulse and Hearts Above Zero.
Published December 29, 2019.