Kildare author publishes third book

Orla McAlinden to launch book at June Fest

Niamh O'Donoghue


Niamh O'Donoghue


Kildare author publishes third book

Ms McAlinden, left.

Multi award-winning Newbridge author Orla McAlinden launched her third book, Full of Grace, on Tuesday, June 4 at 6.30pm at Farrell and Nephew, Newbridge.

The launch was part of the Newbridge June Fest celebrations.

Orla is best known as the author of The Flight of the Wren, a harrowing story about Kildare women surviving the Great Famine on the Curragh Plain.

The novel was published by Red Stag books in Dublin, who are delighted also to present Full of Grace.

“We are thrilled to have Orla on our list,” says Daniel McCarthy of Red Stag, 

“As soon as we read her debut collection, The Accidental Wife, we went searching for her to sign her up, and we tracked her down with the help of Mario Corrigan at Newbridge library.”

Orla’s new book, Full of Grace, is a companion volume to that debut collection, returning to many of the same well-loved characters and introducing new ones.

Each story stands alone, but the collection reveals more and more of the complexity of the characters as the book progresses.