Best Irish books!

 



The Good Mother by Sinead Moriarty

Kate has been through the fire with her three children. Having been left devastated and homeless after her husband's affair and the break-up of their family, somehow she has pulled through. Though times are still tough, she's beginning to see the start of a new life. But when 12-year-old Jesssica is diagnosed with cancer, Kate's resilience is put to the ultimate test. She has an 18-year-old son consumed with hatred of his father, a seven-year-old who is bewildered and acting up and an ex-husband who won't face up to his responsibilities. And in the middle of it a beloved child who is trying to be brave but is getting sicker by the day. Kate knows she must put to one side her own fear and heartbreak and do right by her children, particularly Jessica. But maybe doing the right thing means doing the unthinkable.

Commit by Enda McNulty

As an All-Ireland winning footballer and a highly successful motivational coach and businessman, Enda McNulty has an intimate knowledge of what it takes to achieve real success. Having worked with international high achievers - rugby players Brian O'Driscoll and Paul O'Connell, golfer Shane Lowry, Riverdance principal dancer, Padraic Moyles, and also with top management teams in companies like Kellogg's, Microsoft and Facebook - he knows how to help people reach their potential and achieve their dreams. Enda believes that the greatest fulfilment in life comes from making a real commitment to finding and working to achieve your life's true purpose. In 'Commit!' he explains how to go about doing this.

The Wedding Promise by Emma Hannigan

The heartwarming new novel from this No.1 bestselling author Restoring a romantic, crumbling villa brings Shelly back to the small Spanish village she and her husband Gerry fell in love with before they married - fulfilling a wedding-day promise he made to her that they would return. But as plans to transform the villa into a stunning wedding venue take shape, Shelly discovers that her grown-up children might need the new move more than she does ...Jake has begun to question the things he values most: his career as a pilot, his relationship with his girlfriend Fee. Could Spain offer him the change he's desperately seeking? And when Leila arrives in Spain with a newborn baby in tow, she soon finds herself getting caught up in the fledgling business. But then she hears some startling news she wasn't expecting

Angels At My Fingertips by Lorna Byrne

This volume contains stories of Lorna's early life in rural Ireland and of how angels helped and guided her through traumatic events. It gives a detailed description of what angels are like, the different types of angels, how they behave and interact with God and other angels as well as human beings and their role during our lives as well as after death.

My Life Goals Journal by Andrea Hayes

In this practical and inspirational journal, Andrea Hayes sets out a step-by-step strategy to help you identify your true goals, find clarity and peace in a busy world and work towards achieving the life you want, one small step at a time.

The Money Doctor 2017 by John Lowe

Helpful at every stage of your journey through life - whether you need advice on taxes, pensions, investments, mortgages, debt or your redundancy rights - The Money Doctor 2017 provides a simple and easy-to-understand guide to finances in Ireland, including how Budget 2017 changes will affect you.

The Battle by Paul O'Connell

There has never been a rugby player quite like Paul O'Connell. He is synonymous with passion, heart and determination; but he is also the thinking man's rugby player, a legendary student of the game. As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish Lions captain in 2009, and captain of the first Ireland team to defend a Six Nations championship, O'Connell has emerged as perhaps the most beloved of the golden generation of Irish rugby players. In an autobiography as intense as its author, he tells the story of his remarkable career.

Talking To Strangers by Michael Harding

'It's always a bad idea to go online and book a flight when you've had too much wine. You never know where you might end up'. This was how Michael Harding found himself in a strange flat in Bucharest in January 2015, which set the tone for the rest of the year. After a sting in the Gaiety Theatre production of The Field, Harding returned to the tranquil hills above Lough Allen and began to imagine what his little cottage might look like if he got a few builders to tear a hole in the wall to add on another room. Surely an extension would give him a renewed sense of purpose in life, as he approached old age. But as the walls of his home crumbled, so too did his mental health, and he fell, once again, into depression - that great darkness where life feels like nothing more than a waste of time. And yet, it is in that great darkness that we discover what really makes us human.

All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan

Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. Her husband doesn't take her news too well. She doesn't want to tell her father yet because he's a good man and this could break him. She's trying to stay in the moment, but the future is looming - larger by the day - while the past won't let her go. What she did to Breedie Flynn all those years ago still haunts her. It's a good thing that she meets Mary Crothery when she does. Mary is a young Traveller woman, and she knows more about Melody than she lets on. She might just save Melody's life.

Historopedia by Fatti Burke

A perfect introduction to Ireland's history for young and old, this illustrated journey travels from earliest settlements right up to the present day. Take a trip through time and meet courageous Celts, rampaging Vikings and rebellious republicans. Historopedia looks at wars and disasters; introduces artists, explorers and leaders; and shows us castles, cottages and tenements.