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Stories and Collections

The Hawk of the Erne

A compendium of stories recounting the history of the Falls of Assaroe.

The Kindly Spot

Life in Ireland fifty years ago and more, focusing on Ballyshannon, site of the Falls of Assaroe, "the kindly spot, the friendly town" in Allingham's "The Winding Banks of Erne". A companion volume to "The Hawk of the Erne". Also included are historical references spanning four millennia of Donegal history.

The Friendly Town

This is the third volume in a series written to support the Internet campaign to restore the Falls of Assaroe.

Irish Chap-book

One family's legacy. Tales of joy, sorrow, and triumph.

River Requiem

The beauty and wonder of the Erne. A heartfelt requiem by Charlie Ward, journalist, broadcaster, and ardent angler.


John's Story

My brother Brian said that sometime I must write the story of what he called "that odyssey" which marked my early years. Now, approaching my eightieth year, I feel compelled to narrate the journey as seen through the eyes of childhood, aided by an old family album of photographs. It is as factual as memory permits. If it offers a glimpse into a child’s life in Ireland of the 1930s it will have served its purpose. All the characters in it are real. All are no longer living, except me!

St Eunan's College

A student's life in the 1940's

A Reporter's Reminiscences

Personal recollections of official reporter of the debates in the Dáil and Seanad.

Óglach - by Patricia MacBride

Patricia MacBride, the writer of this story Óglach (translation "Volunteer"), tells how the death of one of her brothers, when she was only eleven years old, affected her then, and since.



A three-act play dealing with the dilemma faced by Pontius Pilate in the trial of Jesus of Nazareth.

The Whole Damn Lot

A two-act play dealing with freedom of the Press, based on the prosecution of Francis Collins, a Newry man, founder and publisher of the "Canadian Freeman".

Poetry Selections

William Allingham
Padraic Colum
Samuel Ferguson
Earl Gerald Fitzgerald
Eily MacAdam
Eoghan Ruadh Mac an Bhaird
Laoiseach Mac an Bhaird
Art Mac Cubhtaigh
Donagh MacDonagh
Thomas MacDonagh
Louis MacNeice
James Clarence Managan
Feargal Og
Joseph Mary Plunkett
John Reade
Brian Ward
Charlie Ward
Geraldine Ward
John Ward


My Stroke and I
My Career in Aviation
John the Baptist
An Irish Valentine

Book Reviews

The Books of Soinbhe Lally
"Psalming the New Testament"

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