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PHOTOS: Roisin Meaney The Birthday Party Book Launch

Pictured at the launch of her 16th book ‘The Birthday Party’ at O’Mahoney’s Book Shop is author Roisin Meaney and Elaine Egan, Publicity Director at Hachette Ireland. Picture: Orla McLaughlin/ilovelimerick.

PHOTOS: Roisin Meaney The Birthday Party Book Launch

Roisin Meaney started off as a talented and successful teacher and is now a globally recognised author with her sixteenth book, The Birthday Party, hitting the shelves.

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Author Roisin Meaney launched her 16th book, The Birthday Part’ on Thursday, June 27 at O’Mahonys Bookshop.




Roisin Meaney is a consistent presence on the Irish bestseller list and she is the author of fifteen novels including three standalone novels set in the fictional island off the west coast of Ireland: One Summer, After the Wedding and I‘ll Be Home for Christmas. Her other bestsellers include The Anniversary, The Last Week of May, The People Next Door, The Things We Do For Love, and The Reunion. Roisin has also written books for children. 

Roisin Meaney The Birthday Party is set to be a fantastic novel set on the island of Roone. During six weeks of summer, love and friendships are tested – and, as the day of the party approaches, the various truths will out in unexpected ways.

Another summer is in full swing on the island of Roone, and preparations are underway for a big birthday party at the local hotel. But beneath the air of celebration, many of the islanders have their own struggles to contend with. Imelda, isolated by her recent heartbreak, has no memory of accepting a month-long Bed & Breakfast booking, but when a stranger turns up on her doorstep looking forward to his stay, she has little choice but to take him in.

On the other side of the world, Tilly packs her bag for a visit to Roone to spend time with her sister Laura and her long-distance boyfriend Andy, wholly unaware of the trauma that awaits her there. Meanwhile, Laura is struggling to digest a startling confession, when her stepmother shows up unexpectedly, young son in tow, having left her husband. 

On Thursday, June 27 Roisin Meaney held a book launch for her 16th book, The Birthday Party in O’Mahony’s Book Shop, O’Connell St. Limerick. 

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Photos: Orla McLaughlin/ilovelimerick 

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