Sep
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Book launch: Buried Treasure Volume Two by Dan Hegarty

Music fans, join us for the launch of an exciting new release!

Following on from the success of his debut book Buried Treasure, RTÉ 2FM DJ Dan Hegarty once again leads readers through a spirited playlist of lesser known and deeply loved albums in the much anticipated Buried Treasure Volume Two: Overlooked, Forgotten and Uncrowned AlbumsKerbdog singer and 2fm broadcaster Cormac Battle will introduce the book. We'll be kicking off at 6.30pm on Thursday, September 22nd in The Parlour, Whelans, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2. 

See you there!

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Sep
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Book Launch: Crime of Passion by John Boorman

Crime of Passion is the debut novel of Oscar-nominated film-director John Boorman. Set in the auspicious Cannes Film Festival, Boorman brings the reader into the world of film director Daniel Shaw and his long-time friend and collaborator Jack Diamond. Together, they have made well-received movies, but none have achieved commercial success. In a last ditch attempt at success, Daniel and his writer concoct a script they hope is sexy and violent enough to attract a mass audience. They call it Crime of Passion.

The launch will be held at 6.30pm,  September 15th at the Light House Cinema, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7.  Special guest  Brendan Gleeson, star of Calvary and The General will be introducing the novel. We hope to see you there!

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Author Reading with R.B. Kelly
Jul
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Author Reading with R.B. Kelly

R.B. Kelly will be reading from her debut novel Edge of Heaven at the Eason's bookshop (40-46 Donnegall Place) in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Friday, 29th July at 1pm! Rachael has garnered widespread praise since the publication of her sci-fi thriller in June, with the Times deeming it 'punchy and riveting'. There will be an opportunity to get your book signed after. 

 

 

 

 

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Book Launch 'Edge of Heaven' - R. B. Kelly
Jun
10
6:15pm 6:15pm

Book Launch 'Edge of Heaven' - R. B. Kelly

Join us for the launch of an exciting new release from Liberties Press!

Edge of Heaven, by R. B. Kelly is a modern love story set in a dystopian future. The bi-level city of Creo is buckling under the pressure of population and pestilence. Breathing air through ancient filters and guarding secrets as jealously as loved ones, Danae Grant is faced with a grim decision in an impossible situation.  

The launch will be held on June 10th, at the Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, Belfast, as part of the Belfast Book Festival. 

This promises to be an exciting launch for one of the most thrilling books of the year, and we'd love to see you there. 

-Liberties Press. 

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Jun
4
3:00pm 3:00pm

Book Launch: Will You Be My Friend?

Liberties Press is delighted to invite you to the launch of Will You Be My Friend? New and Selected Poems For The Young And Young At Heart.   Launched by Joanna Keane O' Flynn as part of Listowel Writers' Week, Will You Be My Friend? brings together over one hundred of Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s best-loved poems, chosen from his thirteen collections for children together with nearly thirty new poems. Join us for an afternoon of wonderful poetry for all the family to enjoy. We'd love to see you there!  The launch will take place at 3.00pm, on Saturday the 4th of June, in Listowel Community Centre, Town Park, Bridge Road.   

Liberties Press is delighted to invite you to the launch of Will You Be My Friend? New and Selected Poems For The Young And Young At Heart.
 

Launched by Joanna Keane O' Flynn as part of Listowel Writers' WeekWill You Be My Friend? brings together over one hundred of Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s best-loved poems, chosen from his thirteen collections for children together with nearly thirty new poems.

Join us for an afternoon of wonderful poetry for all the family to enjoy. We'd love to see you there! 

The launch will take place at 3.00pm, on Saturday the 4th of June, in Listowel Community Centre, Town Park, Bridge Road. 

 

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May
14
10:00am10:00am

Culture Club Master Class Series: Handmade Notebooks

We are delighted to announce that we are working with Camilla Fanning and, in the future more artists, to develop a series of arts and crafts workshops. In the latest event, Camilla will facilitate a class on the creation of your own handmade notebook.

Participants will learn how to make from scratch simple handmade notebooks, using simple methods and a variety of materials.  You will learn how to stitch pages together to make a notebook with a cover. Decorative methods will also be explored. The notebook is ideal for a personalised memento or gifts.

The Handmade Notebooks class will cost €60 to include materials, completed artwork and light refreshments. Please email, phone (01 905 6072/5) or message via Facebook or Twitter to register your interest for this event or our projected events. 

Keep an eye on the events page for details of further classes in the series.  

For further information from Camilla Fanning: info@irishetchings.com 
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Payment may be made in person via Liberties Upstairs Bookshop (Regret no card facilities). Booking is essential as Camilla needs to be sure of numbers in advance for her planning and as places are limited.
 

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Book Launch: What's Another Year? Ireland's First Five Decades at Eurovision.
Apr
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Book Launch: What's Another Year? Ireland's First Five Decades at Eurovision.

Come and join Liberties Press at the launch of the dazzling, compelling and entertaining What's Another Year? by Mick LynchThis is your ultimate guide to all things Eurovision, whether you're a life-long fanatic of the musical spectacular, or you'd simply love to learn more about Europe's favorite song and dance extravaganza. Full of exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, and stunning colour photography, this is a unique view into the backstage world of the Eurovision. Mick Lynch is an Irish music journalist, published author and radio contributor. He has been a dedicated fan and follower of the Eurovision all his life. 

We will be joined on the evening by Irish songwriter, broadcaster and journalist Shay Healy who will be launching the book. 

The launch will be held on Thursday, April 28th, at 6.30 PM in Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 

We'd love to see you there! 

 

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Apr
16
10:00am10:00am

Culture Club: Paper Art Master Class

After the success of our February class, the Culture Club will host another Master Class with artist Camilla Fanning. Camilla will be facilitating a specialised workshop, looking at the potential for using up-cycled and found materials, based on using cut-out, assemblage and collage techniques. The cost of €60 includes all materials, artwork to take home and light refreshments. Payment is via the bookshop (cash or cheque please, regret no cards).

In this workshop, we will look at the possibilities of using a variety of rescued and found materials that can be collaged and combined. We will learn to arrange and layer colours and textures to embellish your work. We will use layers & textures of fabrics, papers, jewellery and buttons, custom made papers, old letters, maps and photos, tiny found objects and stitching. Do you have something at home you would like to incorporate - maybe from a special event? Bring these with you and they can become part of your design too!

For further information on the course: info@irishetchings.com or Twitter: @irishetchings.

 

 

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Apr
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Book Launch: Flagging Anxiety and Panic: How to Reshape Your Anxious Mind and Brain.

Join us for the launch of a fantastically informative new title Flagging Anxiety and Panic: How to Reshape Your Anxious Mind and Brain by Dr. Harry Barry. Dr Barry has written extensively on the topic of mental health and depression. This newest book offers valuable insights into the world of mental well-being, and is a vital resource for anyone wishing to get to grips with anxiety in a well-informed and approachable manner.

We will be joined by Dr. Muiris Houston, award-winning medical journalist with the Irish Times. The event will be held at The Spencer Hotel, Excise Walk, IFSC, Dublin 1.

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Apr
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Vinny's Wilderness Book Launch.

Join us to help celebrate the launch of Vinny's Wilderness, the debut novel by Belfast author Janet Shepperson. Malachi O'Doherty will introduce the novel. The event will be held at the Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, Belfast at 6.30 PM on Thursday, April 7th. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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Liberties Upstairs: Easter in March by Daragh Bradish
Mar
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Liberties Upstairs: Easter in March by Daragh Bradish

Join us on Monday March 21st in Liberties Upstairs, Terenure, for the launch of Easter in March by Daragh Bradish. We'd love to see you there!

‘Daragh Bradish is a collector and deft arranger of pictures from a rich and living past, a tender memorialist, a man alert to the significant undercurrents in the world. His poems, rooted in and considerate of memory, are alive to “the love of Earth/And Heaven”, seeking always to retrieve, to consider, to reframe and to bless.’—Paula Meehan

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Book Launch: Easter in March by Daragh Bradish
Mar
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Book Launch: Easter in March by Daragh Bradish

Please join us on Wednesday, March 16th at 6.30pm to celebrate the launch of Daragh Bradish's debut poetry collection Easter in March in Books Upstairs, Dublin. There will be a short poetry reading and an opening speech from Tom Conaty. All welcome!

‘Daragh Bradish is a collector and deft arranger of pictures from a rich and living past, a tender memorialist, a man alert to the significant undercurrents in the world. His poems, rooted in and considerate of memory, are alive to “the love of Earth/And Heaven”, seeking always to retrieve, to consider, to reframe and to bless.’—Paula Meehan

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Book Launch: The Pursuit of Awesome by Diana Bunici
Mar
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Book Launch: The Pursuit of Awesome by Diana Bunici

Join us on Wednesday, March 9th, in the gorgeous surroundings of House Dublin's The GlassHouse for the launch of The Pursuit of Awesome: Stellar Musings & Advice on Achieving Your Dreams by Diana Bunici. The book is crammed with invaluable advice from role models and professionals in the limelight. With interviews from Hozier, Rory McIlroy, Derek Landy and Laura Whitmore, Rob Kearney - to name but a few - The Pursuit of Awesome is a positive, motivational read for anyone with a dream. 

‘This book proves that with hard work and single mindedness you can achieve anything in life. An amazing collection of inspiring stories to turn sparks into fires.’Danny O'Donoghue, The Script

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Culture Club Master Class: Paper and Mixed Media
Feb
13
10:00am10:00am

Culture Club Master Class: Paper and Mixed Media

Why not try for some creative activity this spring! The Culture Club will be hosting a Master Class with Dublin-based artist Camilla Fanning. Camilla will be facilitating a specialised workshop, in which participants will be encouraged to explore their creative side with a range of media, looking at the potential for using up-cycled and found materials. Don't worry if you lack drawing skills as this class is based on using cut-out and collage techniques.

The cost of €60 for this three hour workshop, includes all materials, completed designs to take home and light refreshments.

'In this workshop, we will look at the possibilities of using a variety of rescued and found materials that can be collaged and combined. We will learn to arrange and layer colours and textures to embellish your work. We will use layers and textures of fabrics, papers, jewellery and buttons, custom made papers, old letters, maps and photos, tiny found objects and stitching. Do you have something at home you would like to incorporate - maybe from a special event? Bring these with you and they can become part of your design too!'

For further information from Camilla Fanning about the course: info@irishetchings.com

https://irishetchings.wordpress.com/

Payment may be made in person via Liberties Upstairs Bookshop (Regret no card facilities). Cheques may be made payable to Camilla Fanning.
Booking is essential as Camilla needs to be sure of numbers in advance for her planning and places are limited. Similarly, the course will not run if there is insufficient interest and any bookings will be refunded.

About Camilla

I am an Irish artist based in Dublin working primarily as a printmaker.  My primary medium is classical fine art etching.  My practice also includes digital arts, (soundscape, animation and video), assemblage and life drawing. I aspire to making an ArtBot. A recurrent theme of my work is collective memory and shared imaginings, often taking the form of landscapes. In assemblages, I consider delusions and insecurities, often referencing games. I have an ongoing interest in the social and cultural impacts of all things digital and cyber, and I blog about these as well as giving the occasional seminar talk.
Find Camilla on Twitter: @irishetchings
 

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Book Launch: The Pitch Coach by Catherine Moonan
Feb
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Book Launch: The Pitch Coach by Catherine Moonan

On Thursday, February 4th, we're launching The Pitch Coach: Your Guide to Presenting, Interviewing and Public Speaking by Catherine Moonan, in Dubray Books Grafton St at 6pm. As the pitch coach for RTÉ's ‘Dragons’ Den’,  Catherine has coached more than 500 contestants, helping them to gain over €4 million in investment. Niamh Bushnell, Dublin's first Commissioner for Startups, will officially launch the book. We hope you see you there!

The Pitch Coach is a practical guide to understanding and delivering a solid pitch...written by someone with enormous experience, tailored to a variety of potential ‘pitchers’.’—Richard Curran

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Citizens Book Launch
Jan
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Citizens Book Launch

We're delighted to announce the details of our very first book launch of 2016! Join us on Friday, January 29th, at 7pm sharp in The Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar, where we'll be celebrating the publication of CITIZENS by Kevin Curran. Dave Lordan, a poet, writer and founding member of the Bogman's Cannon will be introducing the novel. Please do join us, and feel free to bring a friend.

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Book Launch - 'An Island Community: The Ebb and Flow of the Great Blasket Island'
Dec
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Book Launch - 'An Island Community: The Ebb and Flow of the Great Blasket Island'

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for the launch of An Island Community: The Ebb and Flow of the Great Blasket Island by Mícheál de Mórdha and translated by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. The launch will take place on Friday December 11th, in The Dingle Distillery, Dingle, Co. Kerry at 7.30pm. 

The book will be launched with Mary Ferriter of The Dingle Distillery, Dr Declan Downey of University College Dublin,  Máire Ní Shúilleabháin Uí Chíobháin, daughter of Fiche Blian ag Fás author, Muiris Ó Súilleabháin, and Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan T.D.. Local musicians and singers will also be in attendance - a great night for three days!

'The author's splendidly researched historical and cultural exposition of the Great Blasket combined with the smoothly sensitive translation, evokes the distinctive character of another world in a lucid, stimulating and delightful presentation.'—Dr. Declan M. Downey, Spanish Royal Academy of History & University College Dublin

Everybody welcome.

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Dec
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pop Up Shop Christmas Party

Joins us and our fellow independent publishers to celebrate the re-opening of our Christmas pop-up shop in Dublin's City centre! Called The Independent Bookshop, we are located at 47 Drury St, Dublin 2. The party is happening on Wednesday, December 9th from 6.30pm. There'll be mulled wine, some seasonal snacks and drinks.

The Independent Bookshop will be open Monday to Saturday, from 11 am - 6 pm up to the 23rd of December. 

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Dec
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Book Launch: Echowave by Joe Joyce

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'Thrilling and wonderfully stylish, packed with atmosphere and period detail... A splendid read.'
- Benjamin Black

We're delighted to announce the launch details for Echowave by Joe Joyce, the final novel of his critically acclaimed Echoland trilogy, set in Dublin during the Second World War. 


Join us on Tuesday, 1 December at Books Upstairs, 17 D'Olier St, Dublin 2, from 6:30 pm with special guest Tom Clonan officially launching the book.

Come and celebrate with us!

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Card Making Master Class with Camilla Fanning
Nov
28
10:00am10:00am

Card Making Master Class with Camilla Fanning

From MART commission Are we there yet? : 'Firestation'

From MART commission Are we there yet? : 'Firestation'

The Culture Club at Liberties Upstairs will be hosting a greetings card Master Class with Dublin-based artist and printmaker Camilla Fanning. Camilla will be facilitating a specialised workshop, in which participants will be encouraged to explore literary and poetic Christmas themes to produce their own individualised designs.

This is your chance to explore your creative side with a range of media looking at the potential of using up-cycled materials. At the end of Camilla’s Master Class, you will come away with plenty of new ideas. Don’t worry if you lack drawing skills, as this class is based on using cut-out and collage techniques.

In this workshop we will look at the possibilities of using a variety of rescued and found materials which can be collaged and combined. We will learn to arrange and layer colours and textures to embellish your card. We will use layers and textures of fabrics, papers, jewellery and buttons, custom made papers, old letters, maps and photos, tiny found objects and stitching. Do you have something at home you would like to incorporate - maybe from a special event? Bring these with you and they can become part of your design too!

Cost: €60 (All materials provided and the price includes light refreshments and cards to take home.) 

Booking is essential as a minimum number of participants is required for the workshop to run. If you are interested please ensure that you book at least a week ahead. Call into the shop to book (cash payments only please). For further information about the class: please email info@irishetchings.com.

About the Artist

I am an Irish artist based in Dublin working primarily as a printmaker. My primary medium is classical fine art etching. My practice also includes Digital Arts (Soundscape, Animation and video) Assemblage and life drawing. I aspire to making an ArtBot. A recurrent theme of my work is collective memory and shared imaginings, often taking the form of landscapes. In assemblages, I consider delusions and insecurities, often referencing games. I have an ongoing interest in the social and cultural impacts of all things Digital and Cyber, and blog about these as well as giving the occasional seminar talk. Currently I am focusing on visual research and creative development on a major body of work ‘peripheries’ which entails in-situ drawing and sound research on the northern edges of Europe.

My work has been exhibited in New York and Dublin and included in several open submission curated exhibitions. It is held in the Archive of the Botanic Gardens Dublin and the GSD Archive; private collections in Ireland, the UK, Austria and New Zealand. I have studied in Dublin, New York and Berlin, and worked in Milan and London. I had my first solo exhibition in 2011 in Rigby’s Deli Diner (Thank you James!). My gallery representation is the Graphic Studio Gallery Dublin and the SO Fine Art Editions Gallery Dublin. I am a life member of the Graphic Studio Dublin and a professional member of Visual Artists Ireland. I have received arts awards from the Irish Arts Council, and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Co.

https://irishetchings.wordpress.com/

 

 

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Nov
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Brand New Retro Book Launch

Join us for the launch of Brand New Retro on Thursday, November 26th, in The Workmans Club (10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2). We're delighed to be joined by Alan Ambsy, aka Mr. Pussy, who will be introducing Brand New Retro to the audience. There will be books available to buy, and celebrations galore. See you there! 

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Have a Cuppa for Daisyhouse
Nov
7
12:00am12:00am

Have a Cuppa for Daisyhouse

#HaveACuppa

You are invited to come along to Liberties Upstairs for a 'cuppa' in aid of Daisyhouse: 'supporting women out of homelessness' on Saturday morning, after our usual book club meeting. The #HaveACuppa campaign was recently launched by Claire Byrne, who is an ambassador for the charity (see link).

Come along for a tea or coffee and a bookish chat and help a good cause into the bargain. Drop us a line on libertiesupstairs@gmail.com if you can make it, so we have an idea of numbers. If you can't make the event, you can still support the initiative by texting DAISYHOUSE to 50300 to donate €4.

For further information: www.haveacuppa.daisyhouse.org

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Nov
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bring Your Own Stories

Bring Your Own Stories is back! Join us and our fellow independent publishers Tramp Press, Little Island Press and New Island Press for an evening of fantastic stories presented by some of Ireland's brightest literary talent.

We'll be in the Mart Fire Station in Rathmines on Friday, November 6th from 7pm.

This event is BYOB and free of charge. 

Readings by June Caldwell (The Long Gaze Back), Kevin Curran (Citizens), Doreen Finn (My Buried Life), Frankie Gaffney (Dublin Seven),  Jarlath Gregory (The Organised Criminal), Joe Joyce (Echowave), Caitriona Lally (Eggshells) , Joanna Walsh (Vertigo) and Enda Wyley (The Long Gaze Back).

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Book Launch: A Violation Against Women by Kathleen Ward
Oct
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

Book Launch: A Violation Against Women by Kathleen Ward

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and author Kathleen Ward for the launch of her powerful memoir A Violation Against Women: What Happened to Me at Our Lady of Lourdes on Thursday, 29 October, in Waterstones, Scotch Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth at 6.30pm. The book will be officially launched by best-selling author Dr Harry Barry.

‘Kathleen’s courageous journey and search for truth is revealed in her harrowing story of personal loss and grave injustice.’ —Dr Harry Barry

At the hands of Dr Michael Neary, Kathleen Ward underwent an unplanned and unnecessary hysterectomy at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. In this powerful memoir, Kathleen relates her story with honesty and sincerity. For Kathleen, what followed was a dark period filled with debilitating panic attacks and an internal state of paralysis. However, Kathleen's account is ultimately one of personal healing and of how she successfully rebuilt her life following the procedure. 

Everybody welcome.

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Culture Club: Poems; where do they come from; where do they go? by Daragh Bradish
Oct
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Culture Club: Poems; where do they come from; where do they go? by Daragh Bradish

We are delighted to present a poetry talk by debut Liberties Press poet Daragh Bradish (Easter in March, due 2016).

From the first spark to the finished poem, the talk takes us on an imaginative journey which references 2,500 years of lyric making from ancient Lesbos to modern South Africa. This continuity is possible because poetry connects us to each other and brings us to an expanded awareness of what it is to be human.  But how does the poet work his or her subject matter, which may be pretty vague to start with, into a shaped vision which resonates with the reader? This talk will be of interest to both readers and writers of poetry.  As usual, there will be wine and coffeeand you will have an opportunity for questions and discussion after Daragh's talk.

Tickets are €5; or €6 on the door. Advance tickets may be redeemed for a Liberties Press purchase on the night (at the moment we can't redeem against any other publisher's books). You can book online here or in person at the shop.
    
 libertiesupstairs@gmail.com

 

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Oct
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Book Launch: Behind the Mask by Dr Patrick Treacy

 

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for the book launch of the highly- anticipated memoir Behind the Mask: The Extraordinary Story of the Irishman Who Became Michael Jackson's Doctor by Dr Patrick Treacy on 15 October, 6:30 pm in Enniskillen.

Behind the Mask tells the exceptional success story of a boy from a small Irish village who became an adventurer, a humanitarian and a doctor to the stars. Today, Dr Patrick J. Treacy is a renewed cosmetic doctor who has made special contributions to the advanced techniques of facial aesthetics and hair transplant. 

We'll be celebrating together with the author at the Ardhowen Theatre. Everybody is welcome.

Living in the Republic of Ireland? Get the details for our launch event of Behind the Mask in Dublin here.

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