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Calling All Aislings - You Need To Get To O'Connell Street As Early As Possible On Thursday

By James Fenton

September 10, 2019 at 3:49pm

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The name Aisling has taken on a meaning of its own in recent years, thanks in no small part to the works of Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen. The pair's bestselling series of books, revolving around the trials and tribulations of small-town girl Aisling, has pretty much become something of a cultural phenomenon in recent years.

Case in point, Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling was Ireland's best-selling fictional title of 2017 and its follow-up The Importance of Being Aisling won Best Popular Fiction Book at 2018’s An Post Irish Book Awards.

The time has now arrived for the latest edition to hit the shelves and to mark the release of Once, Twice Three Times an Aisling, those who possess the moniker are in for a treat this Thursday.

Aisling Day will celebrate those real-life Aislings who inspired the fictional series and if you're one of them then you better make plans to get to O'Connell Street on Thursday. The first 50 people called Aisling to turn up at Eason will be presented with a free copy of the new book, as well as the first two books in the series, along with a Complete Aisling tote bag with an exclusive Complete Aisling Field Day candle.

Not a bad little deal if you can get it. All variations of the name will be accepted but photo ID must be presented. If you fit the bill, you can find out more information here.

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