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mega march!

Welcome to the March edition of the Laurel Cottage Newsletter. At the time of writing there are blue skies and sunshine - looks like St Patrick has turned the sunny side of the stone, let's just hope that with March gambolling in like a lamb it doesn't roar out like a lion! This month we're delighted to bring you details of the new biography George Sigerson, Poet, Patriot, Scientist & Scholar written by Ken McGilloway and published by the Ulster Historical Foundation, and following the success of our Fingal offer last month, we'd like to offer you 10% off our Monaghan, County of the Little Hills book this month.

As always, we're all ears for any suggestions, feedback or comments you may have for us, so please feel free to get in touch by phone on +44 (0)28 9188 8033, by email, by Twitter @CottagePubs or on the forum. See you next month!

George Sigerson
New title: George Sigerson Poet, Patriot, Scientist & Scholar

Born in 1836 near Strabane, Co Tyrone, George Sigerson was educated in Paris and University College, Cork, where he studied medicine. He became one of the foremost authorities on diseases of the nervous system, a university professor, and a prolific writer on scientific subjects. An outstanding linguist, he made an historic contribution to the Irish literary revival through his translations from Irish into English verse.

This biography is the fruit of many years of research by Ken McGilloway and it draws on the recollections of Sigerson's daughter, Hester Sigerson Piatt, on letters, photographs, contemporary published sources, and on the author's collection of Sigerson's own publications. The book also includes a chapter on the history of the Sigerson Cup - the oldest national trophy in Gaelic games competitions - written by Donal McAnallen.

Priced at £16.99, this fantastic hard back biography of 176 pages is only available to buy by telephoning us on +44 28 9188 8033

Ivan McKeownHear bestselling author Ivan McKeown read from Ballydoonan Days on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th March 

Author of bestselling Ballydoonan Days: Hesitant Hearts and the Wrestling of Goats Ivan McKeown is taking part in the first Publishing Northern Ireland Tour on Thursday 10th March at 7pm in Denvir's Hotel, Downpatrick and Friday 11th March at 7pm in the Verbal Arts Centre, Londonderry.

Both these evenings will be the perfect opportunity to hear Ivan reading from Ballydoonan Days and a chance to hear him being interviewed by Radio Ulster's Marie Louise Muir before an open question and answer session with several other Northern Ireland writers. Refreshments will be provided on what should prove to be a great chance to hear about Ballydoonan first hand. 

Ivan is also available to chat to in the Ballydoonan section of our book forum, so if you can't make the Publishing NI Tour, why not pop in and have a chat to him on the forum?

over to you...

monaghan, county of the little hills

Monaghan, County of the Little Hills

Since it's Mega March, it seems only right to bring you a great offer on our Monaghan book. Simply by adding the code LCL311Mona in the discount box, you'll get 10% off our Monaghan, County of the Little Hills book. 

This code will be valid until Sunday 3rd April -  Mother's Day - so why not give a gift that's a little different this year?

new catalogue

To order a copy of our new catalogue, just send us a quick email. For those who ordered a copy last month, please bear with us - we weren't quite happy with it and we want it to be right for you, so we'll get it out to you as soon as we can!


Last month we asked from which book does the image of Glashedy come? Richard Sochacki's was the name picked out of the hat and we were delighted to offer him a print of his choice from our website. He went for Tom Roche's Oratory of the Sacred Heart - a great choice! 

Congratulations Richard, enjoy the print!