Book on 1916 published on the Rising’s 102nd Anniversary

Originally published in 1996, with a fascinating introduction by Bernadette McAliskey, Ruth Taillon’s ground-breaking study of the role played by Irish women in 1916 was the first book to address this issue, and Tara Press is proud to present a fresh new edition – published on 24th April, 2018, on the 102nd Anniversary of the Rebellion. .

The Women of 1916  shows how women took part in virtually every aspect of the work before and during the insurrection and shared the sorrows and deprivations which followed. It names almost 200 women and gives – often in their own words – the details of their involvement in this historic event.  Author and historian Ruth Taillon brings them out of the footnotes of Irish history.  To purchase this title, see any of the websites below: 

Amazon Canada / Amazon USA / Amazon UK / Amazon France / Amazon Germany / Amazon Spain
  Barnes and Noble, USA  /  Waterstones, UK  /   Booktopia, Australia   


Crossing Borders by Jenny Wickford and Fatumo Osman

This title couldn’t be more appropriate and timely for Spring, with is worthy and positive theme.

Crossing Borders explores what happens in terms of culture and traditions when people move geographically or are forcibly displaced into new environments due to war or other reasons.  Not only must the newly arrived group experience a new culture, but communities in a host country need to embrace the arrival of a new culture.  It is that coming together which inspires the book:  at a time when this subject is more important than ever in our world.  

Crossing Borders provides a refreshing viewpoint in an informed but accessible way.  Both authors currently work in academic backgrounds and have completed extensive research in the subject, but – importantly – they have both spent years in practical application of their metiers – Fatumo is a nurse and Jenny a physiotherapist.  Check back soon for the confirmed launch date.


Summerhouse Kindle makeover

To coincide with the launching of  the Kindle version of Val Mulkerns‘ haunting novel, The Summerhouse, the tome got an elegant re-vamp to suit Kindle’s rather particular needs.

The book, first published in 1984 by John Murray of London (famously Byron’s publisher), was reprinted in its Third Edition by Tara Press in 2014.

This month sees the Kindle version available now on all major online sales outlets.

And for those who prefer the traditional  paperback, that’s also available to order from any book store (they will order it through Ingrams, Gardners or their usual distributor) and on all Amazon sites too.

For more details, check back to Tara Press for updates, or sign up to receive news and occasional posts here.


Val Mulkerns

Val Mulkerns, Author of “Memory and Desire”, 2016

Val Mulkerns is a noted Irish writer and member of Aosdána.  

Her first novel, A Time Outworn, was released to critical acclaim in Ireland in 1952. She later worked as a journalist and columnist and is often heard on the radio.  She is the author of five novels, three collections of short stories, two children’s books and many published essays and critical writings.  She lives in Dublin, Ireland.






Red Lamp Black Piano


An anthology of work from artists who have participated in The Cáca Milis Cabaret: Red Lamp Black Piano refers to the stage set-up for the evening of the arts that started up in the Wexford Arts Centre in 2009.  

Featuring an astonishing range of established and emerging poets and authors, it packs a strong literary punch. 

The book has a rousing introduction by Patrick McCabe

Available now in paperback and eBook formats.