Adult Non-fiction, Behind the Books, Digital Library Resources, General Information, History

ÉAMONN Ó MODHRÁIN ‘A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AS A FLIPBOOK

By Kildare Libraries Local Studies Dept. A new flipbook has just been added online, based on the Éamonn Ó Modhráin 'A Revolutionary Journey' exhibition that was on display in County Kildare during 2016.It includes re-productions of original documents and personal effects belonging to Éamonn Ó Modhráin, including from his time in Frongoch Internment Camp. Éamonn… Continue reading ÉAMONN Ó MODHRÁIN ‘A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY’ EXHIBITION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AS A FLIPBOOK

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Skin Nerd

Author: Jennifer Rock Genre: Non Fiction - Teens and up Review by: Emma, Leixlip library ★★★★★ Synopsis: 'The skin is an organ and should be respected accordingly.' This is the mantra of award-winning skincare expert Jennifer Rock, also known as The Skin Nerd. We should feed our skin, shield it, and give it all the… Continue reading The Skin Nerd

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Breakout at Stalingrad

Author: Heinrich Gerlach Book review by: James Durney, Newbridge Library After reading the epic novel Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman I decided to follow up my appraisal of this momentous WWII battle with a view from the German side with Breakout at Stalingrad by Heinrich Gerlach. The main character in the book is Lieutenant Breuer who… Continue reading Breakout at Stalingrad

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The Euro: And Its Threat to the Future of Europe

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz Review by: Brian, Athy The convenience of having the Euro has been a bonus for those travelling and doing business between the different countries of the Euro-zone. It has allowed for the growth of prosperity around Europe, brought less developed states closer to the level of the more developed states and… Continue reading The Euro: And Its Threat to the Future of Europe

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Notes on a Nervous Planet

Author: Matt Haig Genre: Self-Help Reviewed by: Stephen Kelly Branch: Newbridge Library Age Range: Adults Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age. This book might even change the way you spend your precious time on… Continue reading Notes on a Nervous Planet

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The Battle

Author: Paul O’Connell Review by : Brian Connellan, Athy Library Paul O’Connell is one of Ireland’s most admired rugby players, and he was fortunate enough to be playing at a time when the potential of both Ireland and Munster seemed limitless. While what we get here is a description of that amazing time in Irish… Continue reading The Battle

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Meeting the Other Crowd

Author : Eddie Lenihan Review by: Brian Connellan, Athy Library In modern Ireland, it is sometimes easy to forget the old traditions, the old wisdom and the old knowledge that is part of the heritage of our country. So it is nice to be reminded every now and then of aspects of our cultural inheritance.… Continue reading Meeting the Other Crowd

Adult Non-fiction, Audiobook, Book reviews and recommendations

The School of Life: An Emotional Education

Author: Alain de Botton Review by: Richie, Naas Library  With so much home-schooling taking place around the country it might be refreshing for some parents to hear about a school that prioritises the subject of ‘Life’ over Maths, Science, Geography and all the rest. The School of Life is an educational organisation run by a… Continue reading The School of Life: An Emotional Education

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The Choice

Author: Edith Eger Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Orla Surviving the holocaust has been a blessing as well as a curse for the author. Immediate moments of relief and gratitude of being found don’t last for long. She was discovered withering with books in a forest near a concentration camp.  Survivors guilt and horrendous flashbacks… Continue reading The Choice

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When the Hangman came to Galway

Author: Dean Ruxton Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Orla This book starts off praising James Berry, the infamous executioner in the 1880’s. He was earmarked as being outstanding in his field of work. He took his job seriously and was methodical and meticulous in his planning of executions. His grandeur reputation made him well sought… Continue reading When the Hangman came to Galway