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"I read 6 short stories from your book 'Dublin Folk Tales' and I'm looking forward to a lie-in tomorrow and reading the rest of the book. It's excellent".


"What a pleasant surprise."
Wicklow Folk Tales review.


"Brendan has brought the tales to life for a modern audience."
Wexford Folk Tales review.


For lovers, there are paths and woods to explore as a life together beckons. Phoenix Park a History and Guidebook.


“I don’t want to finish this book —I am enjoying it too much.”
The Little Book of Dublin.


“I love your titles, they make me want to read it all.”

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An enchanting collection of beautiful Irish love stories.

Love is found and challenged and re-found and affirmed.

Stories are drawnd from the oral tradition of Irish storytelling and are engagingly retold for a modern audience by a working storyteller and author.

Story content ranges from mythological times to the present, where love is always the constant.

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Irish Love Stories is a collaboration between storyteller Brendan Nolan and piper Martin Nolan.

It features traditional Irish Love stories and tunes from our celtic past.

This CD may be sent anywhere in the world for you, from us.
And makes an ideal gift.

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Dublin Urban LegendsDublin Urban Legends was launched on May 8, 2015 in Áras Chrónáin Dublin 22.

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The Little Book of DublinThe Little Book of Dublin was launched in Ireland in June 2014.
In September 2014, it became available in bookstores throughout the United States and Canada.

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A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this treasure trove can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and secrets of this ancient and fascinating city.

Wicklow Folk TalesCopies of Wicklow Folk Tales are in the shops.
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Wonder at a farmer returned from market to find he is dead and buried. Discover why two lovers leapt to death on the Dargle river; or why a Wicklow man is paid by a Dublin employer to return home without doing a tap of work; You may consider if a cure for baldness really works; or whether it is as wise to leave a sleeping army lie where it is, in Rathdrum, until needed. Wicklow has as many stories as there are people travelling its roads; many are gathered here in this collection. Enjoy.

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Wexford Folk TalesWexford Folk Tales
WEXFORD has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county that will immerse you in a Wexford that some say is past; and others say is all around you still.

Their origins are lost in the mists of time, but these stories, illustrated with twenty line drawings, bring to life Wexford’s dramatic landscape and appeal to both local and visitor alike.

Wexford is a place of boundless story and legend that reaches out to tantalise and intrigue those hearing these stories for the first time. here

Dublin Folk Tales Dublin Folk Tales
Brendan’s gathering of stories have been passed from generation to generation and include stories that give his home city its unique character.
They range from the strange to the profound, from the tragic to the festive, from season to season and age to age.
But, most of all they are about Dubliners and their city, every one, told by a Dublin storyteller.
There is even a dedicated website set up here.
Take a look.



phoenix parkPhoenix Park a History and Guidebook

This comprehensive guide to the Phoenix Park covers its origins and history, buildings and monuments, wildlife, literary associations, local lore, military use, sports, self-guided walks, and its future in an urban environment.
This book is of interest to tourists and visitors, to Dubliners in general, and to anyone interested in this most historic and scenic park.
Now in its updated 2nd edition.



The Irish CompanionThe Irish Companion

The Irish Companion is an arresting collection of mythology and facts tol keep you enthralled long past the witching hour when soft noises on the windowpane will persuade you to douse the light and snuggle beneath the bedcovers, for fear of an Irish night.
A copy, signed and dedicated, by contributing editor Brendan Nolan makes an ideal gift and memento for visitors, for those Irish living in the fifth province and for native alike.



Barking MadBarking Mad is now available as a Kindle download to take with you wherever you go.

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Barking Mad
Tales of Liars, Lovers, Loonies
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Brendan Nolan has been telling stories of local characters and events for as long as anyone would listen to him..

barking dogThis gathering of tales of strange people he has encountered includes the woman who faced jail over an unpaid dog licence, a man that swam so low in the water that people thought he was a seal and went seal hunting in Lucan, and the woman who insisted that Rock Hudson kissed her one warm night in the valley.

They are all here: from the entrepreneur who tried to sell Miss Elvis a DVD on the phone to the non-blind man who saw turkey feathers fall from the sky when the coalman arrived at Christmas.

Few people realise that an on-the-run Jesse James became a postman in Lucan and fell in love with a local widow.

And not forgetting the streaker who was kidnapped on a stag night, and pleaded not guilty to indecent behaviour.


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