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|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on April 18, 2019 at 6:50 PM||comments (164)|
Her second book of poems, "Lament in a Minor Key" has been awarded book of the year award, 2019, by LARC (Library Association of Rockland County). It is also available at DJ McLister's, Ballycastle.
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on January 27, 2019 at 7:20 PM||comments (29)|
The Down Recorder - 5 December 2018
A CLOUGH woman has just published her third children’s book in a series cleverly written to capture the imagination of young readers.
Eighty six year-old Maureen Donnelly’a book, Five Famous Dogs of Ireland, which is illustrated by Ulster artist Susan Hughes, looks at the wealth of legends and rich folklore which has almost been forgotten today.
Mrs Donnelly, whose late husband, the Rev James...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on January 27, 2019 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
Maureen Donnelly has made a name for herself as a fine writer of local histories and childrens stories. Over a period of 21 years she was a regular writer for B.B.C. Schools, providing scripts for subjects that included history and nature.
Her sensitivity to historic context is evident in her latest book for children,Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on January 27, 2019 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
PAPERBACK NOVEL, Pgs. 466
On the day after Hitler’s annexation of Austria and little more than a year before the start of World War 2, Richard Preston interviews for a post as head of a famous but crumbling British public school and gets the job despite never being allowed to answer a question. But his problems are just beginning when he struggles with his own war memories, an abusive or apathetic staff, a crooked bursar, a coup by fascist prefects, harassed juniors, offended roya...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on October 16, 2018 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Dan Masterson (the first Poet Laureate of NY State's Rockland County, and Poet Emeritus at SUNY Rockland CC) writes: 'What a solid, embracing collection. "Valley Forge" & "Veterans Cemetery" are fine additions,.. They remind us of Maire's strict choices of verbs: the thrust they inflict and the immediate and lasting images they carry. We are also reminded of her strict/ and demanding use of adjectives: never cosmetic - always expansive. Among the array of gifts she gives her readers is...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on August 9, 2018 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
Maire Liberace reading a selection of poems from her second book of poems, 'Lament In A Minor Key'. Her earlier work 'Walking on Water' was a celebration of Ireland. Her new work is broader in tone and topic - dark moments laced with bright threads of hope.
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on August 9, 2018 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
Mike Turner introducing his debut children’s novel, 'Zarafina, Princess of Kendoria'. In the story Mike's granddaughter discovers she has another life as Princess Zarafina in the Kingdom of Kendoria were she is needed to destroy a loomong evil.
The real Molly was at hand to read passages from the book, along with Mike and the support of her mother.
The successful event was part of Clachan Publications celebration of its 50th publication, and took place in the Harbour Galler...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on August 1, 2018 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on June 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
Clachan Publishing is delighted with our latest publication -
This A1 sized map identifies the territories of the Irish clans and its lords and septs in the period 1540. The territories are colour-coded to identify the origin of each clan, whether Gaelic, Norman, Scottish, Gallowglass or Viking.
It is an A1 sized poster, measuring 23.4 x 33.10 inches.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on June 6, 2018 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to has just published some of her recent poetry. ow.ly/6YSw30kK4o0
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on April 3, 2018 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
❤️ #lifesdream #publishedauthor #childrensbooks #zarafina #family #lovewriting #accomplishments
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on January 16, 2018 at 7:35 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on January 13, 2018 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
A voice for the future
Delighted to see four of Sarah Fox's poems published in 'One Man's Poison', Clachan Publishing, feature in the February issue of 'A New Ulster'.
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on January 10, 2018 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
is a remarkable collection of poems by a young woman who has experienced considerable suffering and pain for most of her life through ill health. Yet she retains a great capacity for joy, love and hope.
Hers is a truly inspiring and individual voice. She not only shows considerable promise but many of her poems already demonstrate an uncanny maturity and ar...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on January 10, 2018 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on January 5, 2018 at 7:20 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on January 3, 2018 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
Great to see Paul Clements' local history review of Clachan's recent publications 'The Genealogy of the House of O'Reilly', in the Irish Times.
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/local-history-review-have-you-eaten-a-donkey-s-gudge-1.3326026" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/local-history-review-have-you-eaten-a-donkey-s-gudge-1.3326026
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on January 2, 2018 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on August 12, 2017 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
This is the newly formatted B&W hardback edition, with coloured plates
|Posted by Sean O'Halloran on August 12, 2017 at 9:10 AM||comments (23)|
This is the full colour facsimile of the hardback presentation copy.
Now generally accessible for the first time, this is a reproduction of the recently discovered Genealogy of the House of O'Reillys of Brefne. It was commissioned in the 1890 by Count Alexander O'Reilly and written by the renowned genealogist, Chevalier Thomas O'Gorman. Using all well known sources and annals of the time, it outlines the...Read Full Post »