Friday, 17 August 2012

Gentleman & Scholar: Thomas J Barron 1903-1992

Local History enthusiasts will enjoy Gentleman & Scholar by our very own Jonathan A. Smyth...

Jonathan Smyth works in Johnston Central Library in Cavan. His writing's, mainly local histories, have been widely published. His most recent work has appeared in Breifne, the journal of Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne (Breifne Historical Society). He also contributes a regular column to

New in .... a must read!

The Story of beautiful girl by Rachel Simon

On a stormy night in small-town America, a couple, desperate and soaked to the skin, knock on a stranger's door. When Martha, a retired schoolteacher, answers their knock, her world changes for ever. Her visitors are Lynnie and Homan, who have fled The School for the Incurable and Feebleminded with their newborn baby. But the police are closing in and their freedom is about to be snatched away. Moments before she is taken back to the School, bound and tied, Lynnie utters two words to Martha: 'Hide her.' And so begins the heart-rending story of Lynnie, Homan, Martha and baby Julia - lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love. 

August Read: Bailieborough Reading Group

This month, Bailieborough Reading Group will be reading December Bride by Sam Hanna Bell
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Sarah Gomartin, the servant girl on Andrew Echlin's farm, bears a child to one of Andrew's sons. But which one? Her steadfast refusal over many years to 'bend and contrive things' by choosing one of the brothers reverberates through the puritan Ulster community to which she belongs, alienating clergy and neighbours, hastening her mother's death and casting a cold shadow on the lives of her children.

Conor Brady visits Bailieborough Library

Date: 06 September 2012 
Time: 7pm

We are delighted to welcome journalist & author Conor Brady to Bailieborough Library
Conor will be reading from his new novel, “A June of Ordinary Murders”. He will also answer questions and sign copies of his books.
Conor Brady has worked for RTE, was editor of the Sunday Tribune, and also editor of the Irish Times from 1986-2002. Brady was a member of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission from 2006-2011. He has published two other non-fiction books.
A June of Ordinary Murders” is an historical mystery set in Dublin during the great heat-wave of 1887. The city is getting ready for a royal visit as part of the celebrations for Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. Political unrest sweeps through the city and the police force is apprehensive about a possible assassination attempt. In the midst of all this activity the bodies of a man and young boy are found in The Phoenix Park and it is up to Detective Joe Swallow to investigate these ordinary (not politically motivated) murders.
Admission will be free and all are welcome. For further information please call the library at 042 9665779

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Maeve Binchy's Classic Reads

Make sure and pick up a copy of one of Maeve's Classics in our libraries today.
Discover or re-discover the wonderful collection of stories and novels which has made Maeve one of Ireland's all time greats!

This week's recommended Read!

The Carpenters Pencil by Manuel Rivas

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