The Geology of Laois and Offaly by John Feehan published by Offaly County Council 2013

The last thirty years have seen much new research on the geology of Laois and Offaly, shedding new light on – and providing fascinating new insights into – the landscape heritage of the two counties. John Feehan has remained in close touch with this research since his own work on Slieve Bloom as a post-graduate student in the Department of Geology at Trinity College in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Geology of Laois and Offaly is published in hard cover format, some 400 pages long, 21cm x 31cm (Portrait) size, profusely illustrated throughout, in full colour. The price is €40.00 and one can be ordered in any book shop and it is currently in stock in Midland books, High Street, Robbins in Tanyard Lane and Offaly History on Bury Quay, all in Tullamore and in Easons/ Supervalue in Main Street, Birr.

Irish Times - Michael Viney - Sat, May 18, 2013 'I can imagine myself at, say, 14, finding this in a bookcase and thrilling to the pictures of Jurassic sea dragons, the sparkling minerals and weird fossils, and the boldly evocative drama of Jock Nichol’s paintings of the changing eras. I might not have absorbed a whole lot of the story, but I’d have gone down to Brighton’s pebbly beach with quite a different eye.'