Going Home: Irish Stories from the Edge of Death by Colm Keane

11

Going Home: Irish Stories from the Edge of Death
by Colm Keane

Youghal-born author and RTE radio producer Colm Keane was in town on Saturday (21st Nov. 2009) to sign copies of his latest book ‘Going Home’ – Irish Stories from the Edge of Death – at Cree’s Card Shop, North Main St. Youghal. Large numbers of people came throughout the afternoon to wish Colm well and read his fascinating  book on subjects like Near-Death Experiences, Out-of-Body Journeys and Death-Bed Visions
Photo:
Michael Hussey www.youghalonline.com  Email: news@youghalonline.com

Colm Keane's and wife Úna O'Hagan with Cree's staff: Frances Coughlan, Nuala Lafford, Cree Fitzgerald, Alice Mangan, Brian Fitzgerald and Lily Davis

Colm Keane and wife Una O'Hagan ( far right) with Cree's staff: Frances Coughlan, Biddy Phelan, Nuala Lafford, Cree Fitzgerald, Alice Mangan, Brian Fitzgerald and Lily Davis

‘What happens when we die?’ is the question answered by award-winning journalist Colm Keane in his sensational new book Going Home, which contains the most comprehensive descriptions ever provided by Irish men and women about life after death. The book features interviews with over 60 Irish people, many of whom have died. Through the use of modern-day resuscitation techniques they have been restored once again to life. On their return they have brought back wondrous stories of journeys to the other world. Most have travelled through dark tunnels, entered an intense brightness, been welcomed by deceased family and friends, and encountered a superior being. The majority have felt a profound calmness and serenity. Virtually all have been marked forever by these journeys. Along with relating stories of near-death experiences, out-of-body travel and death-bed visions, the author has discovered old accounts in ancient Irish manuscripts which mirror the stories being related today – these are contained in the book. He also examines the latest scientific evidence.

Colm Keane's and wife Úna O'Hagan with Cree Fitzgerald, proprietor Cree's Shop

Colm Keane and wife Una O'Hagan with Cree Fitzgerald, proprietor Cree's Shop

About the Author
Colm Keane has published 18 books – ten of them bestsellers – including the number one bestsellers Padre Pio:The Irish Connection and Nervous Breakdown. As a broadcaster, he won a Jacob’s Award and a Glaxo Fellowship for European Science Writers. Among his other books are The Jobs Crisis, Death and Dying and the Stress File – all bestsellers.
Review
A fascinating book –Irish Daily Mail

A riveting read –Evening Echo

A beautiful, satisfying, comforting book –Radio Kerry

Going Home: Irish Stories from the Edge of Death
by Colm Keane (Author)
Click on image to see more of Colm Keane signing his latest book in his hometown

Key to Photographs
49 Author Colm Keane talks to Veronica Kenefick
50 Author Colm Keane
52 Author Colm Keane with Caitríona McMahon
54 Author Colm Keane with Linda Donoghue and her morther Eileen O’Regan
55 Author Colm Keane with Margaret Flavin fron Kinsalebeg
57 Author Colm Keane with Teresa Broderick
59 Author Colm Keane with Alex Brophy
64 Author Colm Keane signs his latest book for Dr. Deirdre O’Brien
66 Author Colm Keane
67 Author Colm Keane with Tom and Nora O’Neill
73 Author Colm Keane with Tom and Nora O’Neill
75 Author Colm Keane signs his book for Geraldine Browne
78 Author Colm Keane and his wife Una O’Hagan with Pa Murphy
80 Author Colm Keane signs his book for Helen Brookes
84 Author Colm Keane with Sarah and Frances Coughlan and Biddy and Anne Phelan
87 Author Colm Keane with Kay Power
91 Author Colm Keane with Bernie Kennedy
92 Author Colm Keane with Michael Beecher
94 Author Colm Keane with Simon Pomphrett
96 Author Colm Keane with Ann Coleman
98 Author Colm Keane with Geraldine Reynolds from Dungarvan
01 Author Colm Keane with Kay Supple
02 Author Colm Keane with Margaret McArdle and son Padraig Power from Ardsallagh
05 Colm pictured with sisters Cree Fitzgerald, Biddy Phelan, Jo Power and Lee Coady
06 Jo, Padraig, Janette and Marie Power
09 Colm Keane’s wife Úna O’Hagan at the book launch
10 Local photographer John Griffin captures Colm for his ‘Mug Shot’ gallery
15 Colm Keane’s and wife Úna O’Hagan with John and Olive McGrath at the book launch
17 Colm Keane’s and wife Úna O’Hagan with Redmond Ansbro
20 Colm Keane’s and wife Úna O’Hagan with Cree’s staff: Frances Coughlan, Nuala Lafford, Cree Fitzgerald, Alice Mangan, Brian Fitzgerald and Lily Davis
23 Colm Keane’s and wife Úna O’Hagan with Cree Fitzgerald, proprietor Cree’s Shop
27 John Kennedy talks to Úna and Colm
31 Colm Keane’s and wife Úna O’Hagan with relatives at the book launch
35 Noel Cronin from local radio CRY with Colm at the book signing

Share.

11 Comments

  1. would like to make contact with Colm about private matter. How do I contact him?

  2. Hi.
    Both my wife and I would like to share with Colm Keane an experience we had last year.
    Thanks
    G.Dempsey

  3. Hi Colm
    Listening to your slot on the Late Late Show tonight which I found very interesting and a little comforting.
    I lost my Husband Tommy last year and as I stood beside his bed holding his hand I felt this powerful energy rise up as he gave his last breath. At times when I feel like I cannot carry on this vision comes into my mind and the surge of energy I felt kind of renews me for a short while. I feel that it was Tommy’s soul I saw leaving his body, what do you think?
    Regards
    and I will be getting your book to have a read and maybe find some consulation

  4. Hi

    My uncle dropped into my home 2wks ago and gave me a loan of “Going Home”. Anyway, I read the book. It was incredible to read the stories that almost mirrored my own experiences. I actually thought I was losing my mind but reading this has helped me trust myself and have faith in the afterlife.

    My father died after a terrible head injury brought on by a stroke. The strange events prior to his death and afterwards answered some questions I wasnt sure about until this book arrived at my home and opened my eyes.

    PS my uncle is not aware of my experiences

  5. mary mc gowan on

    Colm, I saw in y’days paper you are doing a new book…i live in donegal and would love to share my story with you….

  6. caroline collins on

    Have friend who would love to share her story re her experience in Crumblin hospital with her little boy.

  7. Hi Colm,
    Can well relate to your story on tv last night,being a cancer sufferer again. Because my illness/s span several years I delved deeply into the whole question of mortality and thanatology which brought me to a study of the Buddhist approach, well recounted by Sogyal Rinpoche, in his “Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”.
    What I have distilled from all this is the spiritual need for each of us, to go into death as subtly as we came in. This if nothing else underlines their reason for meditation.
    Good Luck on your journey.
    Greg White

  8. Harry o connor on

    Do we not realise that we are mere grains of sand in the wind , there is someone more powerful near us all the time

  9. My cousin saw you on TV and was really impressed at how you are living your life after going through your cancer treatments. He has gone through a similar experience with cancer and would dearly love to be able to chat with someone who has gone through the same things. Would it be possible for you to get in touch with him? I can give you his contact details and he would sincerely appreciate a chat with you. He is about the same age and is a farmer from Co. Cork.

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Yours very sincerely,
    Marie.