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October 2014
In My Own Words: The Autobiography
by Paul Galvin
October 2014
Dalo: The Autobiography
by Anthony Daly
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Run, Lily, Run
by Martha Long
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One Chance
by Emily Gillmor Murphy
October 2014
Seasons of Hope
by Sister Stan
October 2014
Easter Widows
by Sinead McCoole
October 2014
Down the Crooked Road: My Autobiography
by Mary Black
October 2014
The Convictions of John Delahunt
by Andrew Hughes
September 2014
T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot
by Anne Chambers
September 2014
The Thing About December
by Donal Ryan
August 2014
The Rose Garden
by Marita McKenna

The Road Home: My Journey
September 2012
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The Road Home: My Journey
by Sister Stanislaus Kennedy

Sister Stanislaus Kennedy, or Sister Stan as she is affectionately known, has been described as a visionary and social innovator. Now, in The Road Home she looks back on her life - from her early years growing up on the family farm in the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry, to the day when, at the age of eighteen, she made the life-changing decision to become a nun. Inspired by the work of Mother Mary Aikenhead, who founded the Sisters of Charity in 1815, Stan went on to dedicate her life to the service of the poor and to fighting for a fairer, more equal society.Here, as she reflects on the many challenges she has met, both personal and political, she recalls how she was also inspired by her mentor, Bishop Peter Birch and how, under his guidance she helped to set up an innovative model of community care in Kilkenny - a model that was to become a blueprint for the rest of Ireland.Over the years Stan also developed into a formidable campaigner and worked tirelessly - sometimes against severe opposition - to establish other immensely influential human rights and social justice agencies, includingFocus Ireland, now the biggest national voluntary organisation for the homeless, Young Social Innovators, a national social justice education programme for young people, and The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI), which supports the rights of migrants and their families and is a catalyst for public debate. In 2000, Stan also founded The Sanctuary - a meditation and spirituality centre in Dublin where, amidst the bustle of city life, people can experience peace, quiet, and the space to explore and develop their inner world.Inspiring and thought-provoking, this fascinating memoir provides a unique insight into the life and work of one of the most influential social activists of our day, the many political battles she has fought and won, and how, with dogged determination and courage, she has shaped the lives and the fortunes of thousands of people. Quite simply, The Road Home is the remarkable story of a remarkable woman.


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