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Irish Love Stories on goodreads.

We’ve added Irish Love Stories to our goodreads page.
If you are a goodreads person and would care to add a review on goodreads that would be nice.
Our goodreads page is automatically updated with our latest funny story from our blog.
So, there’s that.
And the rest of Brendan Nolan’s titles are listed there as well.


new review published

Facts&Fiction“This is a wonderful and delightful book. It contains 30 varied stories told with romance, passion and surprising eroticism. The love explored is largely romantic, but the romance is revealed in many different forms – beautiful, passionate, powerful and fearful.”

Read it for yourself, we say, while doffing our caps to the wonderful Facts & Fiction magazine.

Winding Stair Bookshop

hapennybridge12Delighted to have Irish Love Stories stocked in Dublin city centre bookshop The Winding Stair

An old acquaintanceship re-established beside the ha’penny bridge.

Stop in and browse their great selection of Irish and Dublin titles.




new retail outlets

books20may16We’re delighted to renew our relationship with Carey’s Newsagent on Main Street Lucan who are now stockists of Irish Love Stories.
All copies are signed first editions and make beautiful presents.
Please support this fascinating shop.
Glencree Reconciliation Centre stock copies for when you are on a drive across the Dublin and Wicklow mountains and stop to visit the café there.
Thanks to all.

Love stories in Swanwick Writers’ Summer School

DY214It’s wonderful when a story you know by one name takes on a new name in the ears of listeners.
In an address on writing for the ear or the eye I included some stories from the Irish Love Stories collection finishing with what is usually know to storytellers as The Dream of Aengus but which I re-named Dream of Love in the book.
I told it as the final story of my after dinner presentation: Once upon our Times at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School  on August 10, 2016, to a packed audience.
In comments I have received since it is being called the Two Swans story.
Whatever title it is remembered by, more than one said you could hear a pin drop when the story ended.
As one audience member said afterwards: “Sitting at the back of the room and hearing the silence around me, I know you captured the audience.”
Story touches people.

new video page


We have added a video page to the site.
The videoed stories are taken from our CD which you can order online
The videos feature the voice of storyteller Brendan Nolan, the music of piper Martin Nolan and the photography of Rita B Nolan
Please share them as often and as far as you wish.