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Keane
by Roy Keane

Rejected by every big club he approached, when Brian Clough finally gave Roy Keane a chance at Nottingham Forest he seized it and has never let go. As the inspirational captain of the most famous football (soccer) club in the world, he's been the driving force behind Manchester United's unprecedented run of success that includes back-to-back doubles, the treble and the World Club Championship. In a team of world-class players, Keane's influence cannot be overstated.
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The Emerald Age of Baseball
by Jerrold Casway

During the "Emerald Age" of baseball, Irish-American players comprised from 30 to 50 percent of all players, managers, and team captains. Baseball for young Irishmen was a ticket out of poverty into a life of fame and fortune. Jerrold Casway offers a compelling examination of the life and career of Ed Delahanty - the first "King of Swatsville’s." Through Delahanty’s story, Casway traces the evolving character of major league baseball and its effect on the lives and ambitions of its athletes.
Click here for The Emerald Age of Baseball.



Somewhere in Ireland, a Village is Missing an Idiot
by David Feherty

His golf is that of Everyman, where expletives, immaturity and the occasional ingestion of alcohol combine to make it a fun and infuriating game. If you like your golf writing irreverent, dicey and honest, you will certainly enjoy this. One word of warning though, do not read this book in a libary, hospital, or anywhere else you will get in trouble for laughing out loud.
Click here for Village Idiot.


The Road to Ballybunion
by John Degarmo

Anyone who has ever played golf in Ireland will appreciate the author’s detailed descriptions of his experiences traveling and playing the world-class courses of the southwest. And for the golfer who hasn’t yet had the pleasure, this book is a must-read!
Click here for The Road to Ballybunion.


Only Golf Spoken here
by Ivan Morris

A book that will entertain more than just passionate golfers, this compilation of essays is witty and thoughtful and will give even non-golfers a glimpse into what makes the author so passionate - and nuts - about the game! Edited and adapted from an Amazon review.
Click here for Only Golf Spoken here.


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Tue, Dec 2, 2014


Holly and Ivy hanging up and
something wet in every cup*

Not so long ago, Irish Christmas decorations were much simpler than they are now. The children gathered holly and ivy for adorning, windows, doorways, mantles and pictures, and the father would carve out a turnip in which would be placed a large red candle. This would go in the window to light the way for the Holy Family on Christmas Eve. Only in relatively recent times did an Irish family have a Nativity scene and a decorated tree in the house. As for Mistletoe, it's quite rare in ireland and is generally associated with ancient Celtic and Druidic fertility celebrations; this is most likely where the custom of kissing under the mistletoe comes from.
*Old Irish Christmas toast
Image: Pashley Manor Gardens.

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Can't Find it?!

Our Library is compiled from what we know and like. If you can't find what you're looking for read on.
• First: go to Amazon -
There's no escaping the fact that they are the largest catalog.
Note: There are multiple Amazons and they do not carry exactly the same items. Any one of the U.S., U.K. and Canada sites may not have the item but another Amazon will. Each site will ship anywhere in the world. Try them all before you give up.
Click here for Amazon.US.
Click here for Amazon.UK.
Click here for Amazon.Canada.
• Second: Amazon doesn't have it? Try Powells. They are the largest book source in New York and they have a good selection of 'out of print' books. Click here for Powells.
This link brings you to a list of 600 Irish titles; if you're looking for something else, just Search.
• Third: Still can't find It? Alright, try ALibris they are the place for 'books you never thought you'd find'. We've found everything we were after. Click here for ALibris.
• Last: Nothing Worked?
E-Mail us, we'll give it a go. Click for Russ & Bridget.



Celtic Bookmark

Elegant bookmark is made of silver over pewter. It measures 3" x 1". When in use, the pretty Celtic design sticks out of your book. Or choose Trinity Knot or Celtic Heart.

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