Following up on the writer’s bestselling A Walk on The Southside this book results from a rummage through his attic where he discovered things about his life and loves and travels that he had forgotten. And didn’t really want to be reminded of some of them. But here they are. From Ireland, the UK, Sweden, Africa and the United States. Memories.

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The writer’s first name originates from his family connection to Arthur Conan Doyle, and this book is an exploration into some of the Irish connections of that writer’s family. A serious study of the development of a County Dublin house, its architecture, and the social history of the inhabitants’ lifestyles. Complete with numerous pedigrees and mentions of family names of interest to genealogical researchers.

Availability: Published 2008, now in short supply, no longer in bookstores.
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The history of a now vanished mansion, Frescati in County Dublin’s Blackrock, and of the familes who lived there, including the writer’s own paternal ancestors. Heavily illustrated with many rare unseen photographs of the times and the area, the book concludes with the writer tracking down the descendants of the house’s families through many countries. Click audio below to hear from one of the descendants of the house.
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Availability: Published 2012, now in short supply, no longer in bookstores.
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One of the world’s most famous poets seems to like Conan Kennedy’s poetry. Or so he wrote to him…
This collection includes the writer’s first prize winner of the British ‘Butterfly’ poetry prize, Mullafarry. And that poem (plus a few others) may be read here. (More may be read online here).

Availability: On sale in Ireland bookstores and online. Best online bet is Readers Bookshop

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A seaside town on the Sussex coast. A policeman. A married man. And a girl, Ruth Taylor, and the colour of her eyes. Their story. A psychological thriller? Perhaps. Certainly a love story anyway.

Read first chapter here.

Availability: Published 2011 as eBook, available here to download.

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Two sorts of people will like this book. People from the south side of Dublin, and people who have been in love. And...if you’re from the south side of Dublin and have been in love… well…then…you’re really really going to like it. Gerry Cott wrote that it is “like a piece of music from which I extrapolate context, culture and influences. like a good tune, this book will stick with me for some time to come”. And he should know, being a founder of the Boomtown Rats. A Walk on The Southside was described by Eoghan Harris (The Sunday Independent) as “a wonderful book”, it is just that. And will cheer you up in difficult times. The power of love, all that. And includes sex.

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First published in 1994 and reprinted and revised many times since, this is the standard introductory guide to Ancient Ireland, having sold tens of thousands copies worldwide. Approaching its subject from three angles, it deals with the monuments and artifacts to be seen on the landscape, with the mythology and folklore associated with these structures, and with the magic, ritual and religion of the people responsible.

Availability: Currently unavailable and out of print (a new expanded printed edition is being prepared for publication in 2012) but sample pages from this earlier edition can be read here.

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Based on actual historical events, this novel by Conan Kennedy tells the story of Eithne and Fidelma, two high born women of ancient Ireland. (Ogulla in modernday County Roscommon is the location of one of Ireland’s major ‘Holy Wells’, and many of its mysteries and secrets are revealed in this book). A reviewer described this as “an eerie book of magic and wonder, sex and mystery”.

Availability: First published in 2002, this title is sold out/out of print and no longer available hardcopy, but sample pages from this earlier edition can be read here.

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Written and published (O’Brien Press, Dublin) long years ago when Conan Kennedy was still the youthful Gerry Kennedy, this classic novel was described by Judge Richard Johnston (former President of Ireland’s High Court) as “the funniest book he ever read”. Granted, he must’ve read a lot of law books but nonetheless! Here Be Ghosts is the story of a modern affair between an older man and a young teenage girl. He imagines himself to be Patrick Pearse, Irish revolutionary hero, and she takes part as the heroine of Irish mythology, Deirdre of The Sorrows. The courts don’t believe them either.

Availability: Completely out of print, (a collector’s item on the net), but sample pages can be read here.

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Memoir.
ISBN 9780907677499
Genealogy/Architecture/
Social history.
ISBN 978 0 907677 36 9
Genealogy/Architecture/
Social history.
ISBN 9780907677574
Poetry.
ISBN 978 0 907677 44 4
Fiction.Crime.
ISBN 9780907677741
Memoir/Romance.
ISBN 978-0-907677 39 0
History/Mythology.
ISBN 0 907677 96 7

ISBN [eBook edition]
9780907677253

Fiction.
ISBN 0 9077677 59 2

ISBN [eBook edition]
9780907677260

Fiction. ISBN 0 905140 78 8

ISBN [eBook edition] 9780907677031

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