Irish Author Geoff Cronin Publishes First Book, "The Colour of Life," at 82

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Even if you were not born in Ireland, in Waterford, in the 1920’s, after reading Geoff Cronin’s The Colour of Life you will wish you had been.


Colour aptly describes this intriguing mix of fact and folklore from a master storyteller. Geoff Cronin is a keen observer of life and gives us a rich insight into the social history of rural Ireland that has almost been forgotten in our modern world.

Born in Waterford in the early 1920’s, Geoff brings to life the fascinating characters that populated the local area with a dash of Irish magic which will keep the reader enthralled from beginning to end.

Sharp, witty and often very funny, this collection of 34 stories will captivate old and young. From Pigeons to Sangria via the Snipe Shoot and The Turkey Run, in the company of the Man, the Town Boy and the Tangler, you will take the road to nostalgia very happily.


Apart from his mainstream career – Geoff Cronin was General Manager and a director of the Irish National Insurance Company – he has also been a lumberjack, pigeon fancier, mobile cinema operator, master confectioner, ballroom dance teacher and big band leader.

Since retiring, 25 years ago, Geoff has continued to entertain audiences with his music and also found the time to become a renowned wood turner.

Geoff has always been a celebrated raconteur and now in his 80’s, living in Dublin, he has been persuaded to share his fascinating early life in print so that we can all participate in the joys of the real and evergreen Ireland that should never be forgotten.

The Colour of Life ISBN 1-905597-00-2 is available from Moyhill Publishing at


Moyhill works exclusively with authors who wish to self-publish. We know, first-hand, just how painful it can be to take a book from manuscript stage through to final publication. Moyhill was set up after we experienced the pain of trying the traditional route and then through standard self-publishing houses.

Because of our experience, and the fact that we work with only a limited number of books per year, can offer remarkably reasonable prices, without sacrificing quality, personal attention or speed.

Quality has always been first with us and Moyhill designed the book that won the British Book Design and Production award for “Best Digital Book” in 2004.

For electronic review copies, and author interviews, contact Moyhill Publishing via email to

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