If you don't live near Portlaoise and would like to buy my latest book, all you have to do is click on one of the options below. For postage details of multiple copies, please CONTACT ME.

Also available for €15.00 at ALLBOOKS, Lyster Square, Portlaoise. (057) 866 4300


This is the most detailed book ever written about the town. Ranging from an account of life in Maryborough (the town’s former name) in the 1700’s, through a history of 32 shopkeepers on Main Street, to a vibrant survey of local music in the 20th century, these pages are teeming with townies of all descriptions.

Other chapters feature the long-forgotten Golden Croft, the local Methodist chapel, and an unlikely blend of postal and personal history. Add to all this, hundreds of random facts drawn from four centuries and the result is a captivating guided tour through the history of Portlaoise.

Following the completely-sold-out-in-a-week success of the hardback edition, the paperback is now available. Price for single copy includes postage and packaging. Thank you.

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