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Eason Book Club of the Year 2019

Eason Book Club of the Year 2019

Our Eason Book Club panel in association with the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk have chosen and reviewed some of their favourite books throughout the year and now we want you to vote for your top 2019 Book Club pick! Vote now to be in with a chance to win a €50 Eason Voucher!

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Eason Spelling Bee 2020

Eason Spelling Bee 2020

Keep up with all the buzz from the Eason Spelling Bee competition 2020!

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Win Tickets to the Opening Night of Asking For It

Win Tickets to the Opening Night of Asking For It

Landmark Productions and The Everyman in association with the Abbey Theatre present ‘Asking for It’ by Louise O’Neill, a stage adaption by Meadhb McHugh, in collaboration with Annabelle Comyn.  To celebrate we have teamed up with The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin to give you the chance to win two tickets to the opening night of the production on October 9th.

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Win Tickets to the Irish Premiere Screening of JOKER

Win Tickets to the Irish Premiere Screening of JOKER

Winner of the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival, JOKER is Todd Phillips's original vision of the infamous DC villain played incredibly by Academy Award Nominee Joaquin Phoenix. To celebrate the release of JOKER in Irish cinemas on October 4th we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to give you the chance to win tickets to one of the most anticipated films of 2019 at Irish Premiere Screening on the 1st of October at 6.30pm at IMAX Cineworld.

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Win Tickets to a Special Preview Screening of MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL

Win Tickets to a Special Preview Screening of MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL

In Disney’s “MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL,” a sequel to the 2014 global box office hit, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play. To celebrate the release of the movie, Disney and Eason are giving you the chance to win a family pass to the Special Preview Screening on 13th of October at the ODEON Point Square.

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Win Tickets to a Special Preview Screening of THE GOLDFINCH

Win Tickets to a Special Preview Screening of THE GOLDFINCH

FROM ACCLAIMED IRISH DIRECTOR OF BROOKLYN, JOHN CROWLEY brings his beautifully adaptation of Donna Tarte’s globally acclaimed and beloved bestseller novel THE GOLDFINCH to cinemas on September 27th. Starring Ansel Elgot, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard and Sarah Paulson. To celebrate the release we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to send you and a guest to a special preview screening on the 25th of September in Light House Cinema at 6.30pm, followed by a reception.

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Win Tickets to the Irish Premiere Screening of IT CHAPTER TWO

Win Tickets to the Irish Premiere Screening of IT CHAPTER TWO

Evil resurfaces in Derry as the Losers Club return to where it all began with IT CHAPTER TWO, the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. To celebrate the release of IT CHAPTER TWO, in Irish cinemas on September 6th, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to send you an a guest to a special preview screening at the ODEON Point Square on the 3rd of September. 

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Win Tickets to a Special Preview Screening of Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Win Tickets to a Special Preview Screening of Dora and the Lost City of Gold

If you think you know Dora… think again! Dora’s going on her biggest adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. To celebrate the release of the movie, we have teamed up with Paramount Pictures to send you to an exclusive preview screening at Odeon Point Square on 11th August.

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Win Tickets to a Dog Friendly Family Screening of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

Win Tickets to a Dog Friendly Family Screening of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). To celebrate the release of the movie in Irish cinemas on August 9th, 20th Century Fox and Eason are giving you the chance to win a family pass to a Dog Friendly Family Screening on August 3rd at Odeon Point Square.

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Win a Copy of the Book + Tickets to a Special Preview Screening of ANIMALS

Win a Copy of the Book + Tickets to a Special Preview Screening of ANIMALS

Set in Dublin, ANIMALS is a celebration of female friendship and the choices we make. It is an honest, unconventional and very funny snapshot of two very modern women. To celebrate the release of the movie, we have teamed up with Break Out Pictures to offer you the chance of winning a pair of tickets to the exclusive preview screening, followed by Q&A with author Emma Jane Unsworth + a copy of the book.

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Eason Exclusive: Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Eason Exclusive: Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Chandler Baker’s The Whisper Network has stormed its way to the top of the New York Times bestseller list when it was published in the States last week. We’re delighted to welcome author Chandler Baker to the Eason blog to explain why she was inspired to write it.

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Win Tickets to the Special Preview Screening of 'THE LION KING'

Win Tickets to the Special Preview Screening of 'THE LION KING'

Disney’s 'THE LION KING', directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock. To celebrate the release of the movie in Irish cinemas on the 19th July 2019, Disney and Eason are giving you the chance to win a family pass to the Special Preview Screening on July 14th at the ODEON Point Square.

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Win Tickets to See Tom Gates Live On Stage

Win Tickets to See Tom Gates Live On Stage

From the producers of Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of Tom Gates live on stage in an exciting and hilarious adventure that sends Tom’s world spinning. Enter our competition now and be in with a chance to win a family ticket for 4 to see Tom Gates Live On Stage at the Olympia on Wed 3rd July and dinner for your family beforehand!

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Win Tickets to a Special Preview Screening of Annabelle Comes Home

Win Tickets to a Special Preview Screening of Annabelle Comes Home

If you’ve ever wanted a closer look at the artefacts inside Ed and Lorraine Warren’s museum of horrors,  you’re about to get your wish with Annabelle Comes Home, in cinemas July 10th. To celebrate her homecoming, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to give you and a guest the chance to win tickets to a special preview screening in Cineworld on July 3rd, followed by a welcome home party where you can meet the guest of honour, Annabelle.

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Her Husband’s Mistake Competition

Her Husband’s Mistake Competition

To celebrate the release of Sheila O’ Flanagan’s new book ‘Her Husband’s Mistake’, we're giving one lucky reader and a friend the chance to win a voucher for the Sansana Spa at Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin. Voucher includes: 2* Luxury Combo -  Choose any TWO treatments: Back & Shoulder massage, Mini Facial Full Body Scrub, Foot Massage, Head Massage.

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Win Tickets to See Godzilla: King of the Monsters first, on Ireland’s largest screen.

Win Tickets to See Godzilla: King of the Monsters first, on Ireland’s largest screen.

They say size isn’t everything but when you combine it with sheer power and atomic breath, it’s the unstoppable force that is Godzilla. We have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to give you the chance to see the epic action adventure, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS before anyone else.

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Win Tickets to the Irish Family Premiere Screening of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu!

Win Tickets to the Irish Family Premiere Screening of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu!

To celebrate the release of 'POKÉMON Detective Pikachu' in Irish cinemas on May 10th, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to give you the chance to join the fun at the Irish Family Premiere Screening on May 5th at the ODEON Point Square.

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Eason Exclusive: Take a Sneak Peak inside the pages of Niall Tubridy’s 'Just One More Question'

Eason Exclusive: Take a Sneak Peak inside the pages of Niall Tubridy’s 'Just One More Question'

Leading Irish neurologist Niall Tubridy’s inspirational and eye-opening new book in which he talks about dealing with some of medicine’s greatest challenges is published this week. We’re delighted to welcome Niall to the Eason blog to share an excerpt from ‘Just One More Question’,  in which he tells us just why the study of Neurology is so exciting.

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Eason Exclusive: Claudia Carroll on her Much Anticipated New Novel ‘The Women of Primrose Square’

Eason Exclusive: Claudia Carroll on her Much Anticipated New Novel ‘The Women of Primrose Square’

‘The Women of Primrose Square’ is the eagerly awaited sequel to Claudia Carroll’s bestseller ‘The Secrets of Primrose Square’, and will be published on August 1st. Hot on the heels of her recent cover reveal, we’re delighted to welcome author Claudia Carroll to the Eason blog to tell us more about her much anticipated new novel.

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Win Tickets to an Exclusive Preview Screening of SHAZAM!

Win Tickets to an Exclusive Preview Screening of SHAZAM!

To celebrate the release of SHAZAM!, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to send you to an exclusive preview screening at Cineworld, Parnell Street on April 3rd.

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Eason Exclusive: Lucy Foley tells us about her New Bestseller ‘The Hunting Party’

Eason Exclusive: Lucy Foley tells us about her New Bestseller ‘The Hunting Party’

Already hailed as ‘’The Woman in the Window’’ of this year’ by none other than Ryan Tubridy, ‘The Hunting Party’ is one of the year’s  biggest pageturners. We’re delighted to welcome author Lucy Foley to the Eason blog to tell us some more about her gripping new bestseller.

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Win Captain Marvel Merchandise

Win Captain Marvel Merchandise

With thanks to Marvel Studios and in celebration of the release in Irish cinemas of Captain Marvel, we have some awesome movie merchandise to be won! Merchandise pack includes: Backpack, Bomber Jacket, USB Stick, Pin Badge, Lunch Box, Woman's T-shirt, Notebook, POP! Captain Marvel w/Chase, POP! Captain Marvel Mar-Vers, POP! Captain Marvel: Nick Fury, POP! Captain Marvel: Star Commander, POP! Captain Marvel: Skrull, POP! Captain Marvel: Goose the Cat.

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The Accidental Spy by Sean O’Driscoll

The Accidental Spy by Sean O’Driscoll

‘The Accidental Spy’ is the gripping real story of the ordinary American man who found himself at the centre of a deadly terrorist organisation - and working for both MI5 and the FBI. Here, in an exclusive piece for the Eason blog, author Sean O’Driscoll shares how he came to write the book, and how perseverance and determination have a key part to play in the writing process.

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Win The Kid Who Would Be King Merchandise

Win The Kid Who Would Be King Merchandise

To celebrate the release of The Kid Who Would Be King in cinemas on the 15th February 2019, Eason are giving you the chance to win an exclusive movie merchandise pack with thanks to 20th Century Fox.

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Eason Exclusive: 10 Ways To Clear Your Credit Card Debt After Christmas by John Lowe

Eason Exclusive: 10 Ways To Clear Your Credit Card Debt After Christmas by John Lowe

We’re delighted to welcome The Money Doctor John Lowe to the Eason blog to share some invaluable advice on how to tackle that credit card Christmas aftermath debt.

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Eason Exclusive: The Ultimate Guide to Fussy Eating by Aileen Cox Blundell

Eason Exclusive: The Ultimate Guide to Fussy Eating by Aileen Cox Blundell

We’re delighted to welcome Aileen Cox Blundell to the Eason blog to share her tips on dealing with fussy eaters. Aileen’s eagerly anticipated new book ‘The Baby-Friendly Family Cookbook’ is published on 22 February.

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The Wych Elm Competition

The Wych Elm Competition

To celebrate the release of Tana French’s new novel The Wych Elm, we're giving one lucky reader and a friend the chance to win a trip to Dublin to explore the city that inspired the backdrop of this incredible story. The prize includes a two night stay in Cliff Townhouse in Dublin with a three course A La Carte dinner and a bottle of house wine in their fine dining seafood restaurant.

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Eason Exclusive: The Narrow Land by Christine Dwyer Hickey

Eason Exclusive: The Narrow Land by Christine Dwyer Hickey

Set against the backdrop of 1950s Cape Cod, ‘The Narrow Land’ tells the story of ten year old Michael who forges an unlikely friendship with the artists Jo and Edward Hopper. Here, in an exclusive piece for the Eason blog, ‘The Narrow Land’ author Christine Dwyer Hickey shares her inspiration behind her eagerly anticipated novel, which is published on 7 March.

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Exclusive Author Reading: When All is Said by Anne Griffin

Exclusive Author Reading: When All is Said by Anne Griffin

One of the most buzzed about books in years, ‘When All is Said’ is a moving, poignant and masterful piece of storytelling from debut author Anne Griffin. We’re delighted to welcome Anne to the Eason blog to read a short excerpt from her acclaimed new novel.

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Win Tickets to the Irish Premiere Screening of the LEGO Movie 2

Win Tickets to the Irish Premiere Screening of the LEGO Movie 2

To celebrate the release of the LEGO Movie 2, Warner Bros. Pictures and Eason want to give you the chance to join the awesome fun at the Irish Premiere Screening on February 3rd at the ODEON Point Square.

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Costa Book Awards - Category Winners Announced

Costa Book Awards - Category Winners Announced

Irish writer Sally Rooney has been awarded the Costa Novel of the Year award for her moving coming-of-age tale ‘Normal People’. The awards are divided into several categories - the other winners included ‘The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle’ by Stuart Turton which won the First Novel, ‘The Cut Out Girl ’by Bart van Es which won Biography, ‘The Skylarks War’ by Hilary McKay which won Best Children’s Book, and Assurances by JO Morgan which won the Best Poetry Award.

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Top 10 Favourite Books of 2018 - Winner announced

Top 10 Favourite Books of 2018 - Winner announced

The results are in on the vote to find the Eason Favourite Book of 2018, and we are delighted to announce that ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris has emerged as the overall winner! Our top 10 titles are a testament to the diversity of brilliant books published last year, and there’s definitely something for every taste in the wonderful selection of the Top 10 favourite reads of 2018.

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Win Tickets to a Preview Screening of Glass

Win Tickets to a Preview Screening of Glass

Eason are delighted to give you the chance of winning a pair of tickets to a preview screening of Glass in the Cineworld on Monday, 14th of January.

 

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Win Tickets to a Preview Screening of Beautiful Boy

Win Tickets to a Preview Screening of Beautiful Boy

Eason are delighted to give you the chance of winning a pair of tickets to a preview screening of Beautiful Boy in the Light House Cinema on Thursday, 10th of January.

 

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Vote for Your Favourite Book of 2018 and be in with a chance to win a €150 eVoucher

Vote for Your Favourite Book of 2018 and be in with a chance to win a €150 eVoucher

Vote for your Favourite Book of 2018 and be in with a chance to win a €150 eVoucher! All participants will also receive a 33% off books discount code for use on our website.

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Win Mortal Engines Merchandise

Win Mortal Engines Merchandise

To celebrate the release of Mortal Engines in cinemas on the 8th December 2018, Eason are giving you the chance to win an exclusive movie merchandise pack with thanks to Universal Pictures International Ireland.

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Win Tickets to a Screening of Bumblebee

Win Tickets to a Screening of Bumblebee

Eason are delighted to offer you the chance of winning a pair of tickets to a screening of Bumblebee with thanks to Paramount Pictures Ireland.

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How to Elf on the Shelf

How to Elf on the Shelf

We are big believers in all things Elf in Eason. Here is our guide to a magical ‘The Elf on the Shelf’ Season.

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Win Tickets to a Screening of ‘Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us'

Win Tickets to a Screening of ‘Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us'

Eason are delighted to offer you the chance of winning a pair of tickets to a screening of  ‘Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us’ in the cinema of your choice on Sunday, 24th of November.

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Calling all Wizarding World Fans!

Calling all Wizarding World Fans!

To celebrate the release of the hugely anticipated Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in cinemas on November 16, Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up with Eason to give you the chance to win tickets to the Irish Premiere Screening at the ODEON Point Square on the 13th of November at 7.00pm.

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Eason Exclusive Extract: Roar by Cecelia Ahern

Eason Exclusive Extract: Roar by Cecelia Ahern

Roar is the wonderful and empowering new collection of short stories from one of Ireland’s favourite authors, Cecelia Ahern. Already optioned for a TV series directed by none other than Nicole Kidman, we’re delighted to share an exclusive extract from one of the year’s most buzzed about books.

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One Day in December Competition

One Day in December Competition

Eason have teamed up with Clontarf Castle to give you the chance to WIN a magical Christmassy weekend at Clontarf Castle to celebrate the #1 bestselling 'One Day in December' by Josie Silver.

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Eason Exclusive: 1887, the year of the first All-Ireland Hurling Championship by Paul Rousse

Eason Exclusive: 1887, the year of the first All-Ireland Hurling Championship by Paul Rousse

Eason O’Connell St. Dublin was founded in 1887, the same year as the first All-Ireland Hurling Championship took place! Author of 'The Hurlers' Paul Rouse has kindly written an exclusive blog post for Eason about that year.

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Eason Exclusive: The Colour of Time by Dan Jones

Eason Exclusive: The Colour of Time by Dan Jones

We’re delighted to welcome author Dan Jones to tell us more about 'The Colour of Time', and about one of the famous pictures within it - a photo taken of Michael Collins shortly before his death in 1922.

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Tom Gilmore Introduces his New Book ‘Big Tom – The King of Irish Country’

Tom Gilmore Introduces his New Book ‘Big Tom – The King of Irish Country’

We’re delighted to welcome Tom Gilmore to the Eason blog to tell us more about his new book Big Tom – The King of Irish Country.

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Eason Exclusive: The Magic of All-Ireland Final Day by Paul Rouse

Eason Exclusive: The Magic of All-Ireland Final Day by Paul Rouse

We're thrilled to welcome Paul Rouse to the Eason Blog to tell us more about the magic of All-Ireland hurling final. 

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Exclusive Author Reading: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

Exclusive Author Reading: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

We are thrilled to welcome AJ Pearce to the Eason blog to tell us about her novel Dear Mrs Bird and read an extract from it, exclusively for Eason.

‘Dear Mrs Bird’ is one of Sinéad & Rick’s Must Reads for Summer.

 

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Eason Exclusive: Choosing 100 Poems by Catherine Heaney

Eason Exclusive: Choosing 100 Poems by Catherine Heaney

We’re delighted to welcome Seamus Heaney’s daughter Catherine to the Eason blog to tell us more about '100 Poems', a new selection of his poetry which includes his most loved and celebrated poems.

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Eason Exclusive: Helen Cullen

Eason Exclusive: Helen Cullen

We’re delighted to welcome Helen to the Eason blog to tell us about how the years she spent in Dublin inspired a pivotal section of her book 'The Lost Letters of William Woolf'.

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