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New book - A Life's Harvest: Stories from the homeplace Loraine


 "A wise old owl lived in an oak,
The more she saw, the less she spoke,
The less she spoke, the more she heard.
Wasn’t she a wise old bird?"

Born in 1930, my father Jim Connell lived for many decades on the family farm at Loraine in County Kildare. During 2019-2022, he shared his memories and thoughts in a series of recorded interviews with a number of people. A Life's Harvest: Stories from the homeplace Loraine is based on these interviews and was launched 22 April 2023 by Martin Heydon, Minister of State.The book is selling for €15 and part proceeds are going to the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation. 

It is available from the publishers Lettertec and also from the following outlets.

Athy: Winkles Newsagents & Burtown House 

Ballitore: The Walnut Shop

Kilcullen: Woodbine Books

Kildare Town: Seanchaí Books

Naas: Barker & Jones

Narraghmore: The Old Hardware & St Laurence's GAA Club

Newbridge: Farrell & Nephew

Waterford City: The Book Centre