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BOOKS ‘The Boys of Ballycroy’, by Kieran Ginty

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Seven friends, fifteen years, three wars, one parish

Set in the northwest corner of rural Mayo 100 years ago, ‘The Boys of Ballycroy’ tells the story of seven friends an how they deal with the onset of World War 1, the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. 
Also faced with oppression and poverty, the seven and their families have to dig deep to try to overcome the seemingly incessant waves of adversity. Readers are invited to lose themselves in the wild beauty of one of Ireland’s most unspoiled landscapes as they follow the characters’ inspiring journeys.
The book also features the towns of Ballina, Castlebar, Westport and Newport, as well as Erris and Achill.
The author of ‘The Boys of Ballycroy’, Kieran Ginty, is a native of Ballycroy who now lives in Limerick. Because of his job in health administration, he only gets to write part-time and the book marks the 42-year-old father of two’s debut as a novelist.
Ginty is launching ‘The Boys of Ballycroy’ in Ballycroy Parish Hall at 12 noon on St Patrick’s Day.

To order ‘The Boys of Ballycroy’ (€18 plus €4 p&p) contact 087 7427447 or email For more information, visit The Boys of Ballycroy page on facebook.