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‘I always tell the truth




Written by


Martin Coffey B.A. (Hons.)


ISBN: 978-1-911131-00-7


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About the Book:



I always tell the truth sometimes’ is a book of short stories that will certainly bring a smile to your face. It contains over 200 photographs, over 70 stories and many pieces of historical information relating to Cabra West.

   It is based on the life experiences of a 10 year old boy growing up in Cabra West, a young boy who is the middle child in a family of 15 children.  Did I ever make up lies in Confession?  Of course I did, as did many of my school friends, it was part of our culture. 


‘One day I was asking the Priest why he had to wear all them robes and things with the names I couldn’t remember and I asked him was that Holy Water he was drinking out of the little bottle he kept     hidden at the back of the press in the Presbytery. That’s when he told me I wasn’t cut out to be an altar boy because I asked too many questions…’


 ‘Never let the truth get in the way of a good story…’






















Martin Coffey