Title: A Bowl of Irish Stew, stories Combined in a Meal for the Mind

Author: Gary Rutherford and others

Editor: Jack Hanna

The first book of a new Irish series of short stories published here as a meal for the mind. Proceeds from the book will be given to Pieta House

A Bowl of Irish stew was conceived and compiled by Gary Rutherford as a way to collect and publish donated stories, reflections and poems generating a sustainable funding source to support the work of mental health services. The beneficiary of this book will be Pieta House. Here we share stories of hope, love, courage and mental health recovery mingled with reflections, anecdotes and poems. We offer the creativity and generosity of each of our authors as proof positive – Everyone has a story to tell.

The book is recipe of original short stories, making a meal for the mind to raise essential funding and awareness for positive and essential mental health services in Ireland. This is why it is called A Bowl of Irish Stew it has a mixture of everything.


Boxes of books arrive from selfpublishbooks.ie

About the author: Gary lives in the beautiful village of Balrothery in North County Dublin. Married to Gráinne, for the past twenty-six years, they have replicated their own families by raising seven children. Gary is a Social Care Worker who has previously published a memoir Fake Banana Sandwiches and Hidden History  © tracing his research process into the life and times of Gráinne’s grandfather Peadar McNulty.

About the editor: Jack Hanna lives in Drumcondra in Dublin. A former Irish Press Sub-editor and freelance journalist, Jack has previously published The Friendship Tree © 1997 New Island Books. This is a beautifully eloquent and deeply personal account reflecting on his extraordinary family life and the loss of his wife Brighid Woods in 1990 and their son Davoren just four years later. A keen hill walker with a passion for all things Philosophy, Jack continues to write and study. Jack has recently presented his piece Soaring Sliotar on RTE’s Sunday Miscellany. Jack, as well as editing, has contributed his own piece and allowed his son Davoren’s writing and poetry to be published in this book.

For more information on the book, take a look at the website www.abowlofirishstew.ie

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