Murphy, Colin

Colin Murphy is the author of The Most Famous Irish People You’ve Never Heard Of and co-author of the bestselling ‘Feckin’ collection (The O’Brien Press). His début historical novel Boycott (Brandon) was published in 2012 to great acclaim. 

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Murphy, Frank

Frank Murphy is a retired school principal, living in Cork. His teaching career, which began in Dublin, took him also to north Wexford, and eventually to Cork city.

He has written stories, non-fiction pieces and poetry in Irish and English. Most of his work has appeared in school books in Ireland and the UK, with some stories also included in anthologies of children's fiction on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Murphy, Joanne

Joanne Murphy is an award winning photographer with a creative focus on food and lifestyle.

Over the course of her 20 year career she has worked with some of the biggest names in the Irish food business such as Darina Allen, Neven Maguire, Rory O’Connell, Catherine Fulvio, Roz Purcell and Domini Kemp amongst others.

As well as photographing 30+ cookbooks she has also worked with brands such as Bord Bia, Glanbia, Lidl, Dunnes Stores, Monart and Pink Lady to name a few.

Joanne has a great understanding of ideas relating to food and current trends, all the while retaining her artist’s vision and her own unique, visual sensibility.

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Murphy, Joe

Joe Murphy was born in 1979 in Co. Wexford, Ireland. In Enniscorthy Vocational College, he excelled at English, winning several awards and being shortlisted for Young Science Fiction Writer of the Year. Joe studied English at University College Dublin where he received 1st Class Hons and a scholarship to complete a Masters in Early Modern Drama. He went on to qualify as a secondary school teacher.

Joe Murphy's ambitious debut novel "1798: Tomorrow the Barrow We’ll Cross" was published in 2011 by Liberties Press (Dublin) to excellent reviews: "epic novel of revolution", "a swashbuckling tale", "a cracking good read", "brilliantly researched and movingly written", "a gut wrenching and page turning story"…

Muprhy’s second novel, Dead Dogs, was published by Liberties Press in September 2012 and launched by Arlene Hunt.

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Murphy, Judy May

Judymay Murphy (who writes as Judy May for teens) is an International Success Coach, Speaker and Author who coaches thousands of people around the world on how to make their dreams come true. Her series of books for teenage girls are witty, diary-style adventure stories with age-appropriate romances all based on solid coaching practices. She has spoken from the world's biggest self-development stages worldwide, appeared on top television and radio shows in the UK, USA and Europe.
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Murtagh, Ann

Ann Murtagh spent her first seven years in the Bronx, New York. After a short time in Dublin, her family moved to Kells, Co. Meath. She qualified as a primary teacher and later received an MA in Local History from NUI Maynooth. A member of both Meath Archaeological and Historical Society and Kilkenny Archaeological Society, she has given lectures to both groups. Ann has designed and facilitated history courses for teachers both locally and nationally. She has three sons, Daniel, Bill and Matt, and lives with her husband, Richard, and two dogs in Kilkenny City.

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Navratil, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Navratil's grandfather, Michel Navratil, and her father and uncle, were aboard the Titanic on the night the world's unsinkable ship sank. The story of the tragedy is now very much a part of Elisabeth's own life story. She has realised her dreams of a career in music by becoming an opera director. Elisabeth has directed works such as Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni, and as well as a production called Mozart Titanic.
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ní Chíobháin, Muireann

Muireann is a children's author and performer. Although a Cork City native, she spent much of her childhood in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht in Kerry where her father's family are from and is a proud Irish speaker. When she’s not writing books, dancing about on your TV screen or cooking up new shows or ideas, you'll find her in the sea, doodling in her sketchbook or most likely running around after her young and very energetic sons on the beaches of Tramore, Co. Waterford.

She hopes that this book will be the perfect excuse to fulfil a lifelong dream of getting a puppy and calling him Murphy!

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