Author Archive: Charles Byrne

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Galway Folklore
By December 13, 2017 Read More →

Galway Folklore

City of Streams Galway Folklore and Folklife in the 1930s On the eve of the second World War in Europe, the senior pupils in the national schools of the west of Ireland were engaged in an important, If somewhat unusual, task. With the aid of a questionaire supplied by the Irish Folklore Commission, and under [...]

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Growing up in Galway
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Growing up in Galway

Growing up in Galway: Histories and Memories Edited by Sarah-Anne Buckley and John Cunningham This volume emerged from a cluster of short talks held in Galway City Museum on Culture Night 2016. It Spans a period from the 1840s to the 1970s, with a mix of urban and rural perspectives. All the material relates to [...]

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Blowfish’s Oceanopedia
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Blowfish’s Oceanopedia

Blowfish’s Oceanopedia 291 Extraordinary Things You Know About the Sea Join marine biologist and fish fanatic Tom ‘the Blowfish’ Hird as he lifts the lid on a treasure chest of fascinating facts, to reveal just what we do know about what lurks beneath the waves. Featuring a full-colour plate section and vintage line drawings throughout, [...]

Why We Sleep
By December 11, 2017 Read More →

Why We Sleep

Why we sleep – Matthew Walker In this book, the first of it’s kind written by a scientific expert, Profesor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters. Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, Why We Sleep delves in [...]

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Silence in the Age of Noise
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Silence in the Age of Noise

  Silence in the age of Noise – Erling Kagge A peaceful antidote to the noise and bustle of the current season. Erling Kagge shows us how to find perfect silence in our daily lives however busy we are.  

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?
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And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

And the weak suffer what they must- Yanis Varoufakis In this startling account of Europe’s economic rise and catastrophic fall, Yanis Varoufakis pinpoints the flaws in the European Union’s design – a design that was thought up after the Second World War, and is responsible for Europe’s fragmentation and the resurgence of racist extremism across [...]

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Family Furnishings Alice Munro
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Family Furnishings Alice Munro

This collection brings together twenty-four of Alice Munro’s most accomplished, most powerfully affecting stories, all set in the small towns and flatlands of southwestern Ontario – the area she has brilliantly made her own. Munro’s stories capture the fullness of human experience within the quotidian, yet extraordinary particularity, or rural life. A wonderful read! €10

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