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Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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Animal Crackers: Irish Pet Stories

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ISBN/EAN: 9780955913372
Real-life stories from Ireland of pets and their owners.
Publisher: Capel Island
Pub. Date: June 20 2016
Author: KEANE, COLM
Format: Paperback
Stock: 2
Price: €14.95

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Going Home: Irish Stories from the Edge of Death - Near-death Journeys, Out-of-body Travel, Death-bed Visions

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ISBN/EAN: 9780955913310
Real-life stories of Irish people who have undergone near-death experiences, out of body travel and death-bed visions.
Publisher: Capel Island
Pub. Date: October 12 2009
Author: KEANE, COLM
Format: Trade PB
Stock: 1
Price: €14.95

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Little Flower - St Therese of Lisieux: Irish Connection

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ISBN/EAN: 9781999592004
This powerful and inspiring book describes the life, miracles and early death of St. Therese of Lisieux. It includes her many Irish links, and outlines her Little Way. Everybody is important, she said. Every little deed matters. As explained in the book, her philosophy is as relevant today as it ever was.
Publisher: Capel Island
Pub. Date: September 20 2018
Author: KEANE, COLM
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €14.99

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We'll Meet Again

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ISBN/EAN: 9780955913341
True stories of deathbed visions involving those who return to meet us when we die.
Publisher: Capel Island
Pub. Date: March 15 2013
Author: KEANE, COLM
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
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Village of Bernadette: Lourdes - Miracles, Stories and Cures: Irish Connection

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ISBN/EAN: 9781999592011
St. Bernadette's impoverished childhood, visions of Our Lady, and tragic death at the age of 35 are recalled in this groundbreaking book. Irish miracles and cures at Lourdes are recollected. Visits by John F. Kennedy, Grace Kelly and Seamus Heaney are described, bringing the reader up-close to the wonders of Lourdes in a way never achieved before.
Publisher: Capel Island
Pub. Date: September 16 2019
Author: KEANE, COLM
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €15.00

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Padre Pio - Irish Encounters with the Saint

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ISBN/EAN: 9780955913396
Padre Pio, the man, his miracles, priestly life, loves and hates are described by Irish people who knew, met or witnessed him. What he was like, his holiness and sense of humour are featured. You will read about his stigmata, powers of bilocation, ability to read minds, his Masses and confessions in a way you have never experienced before.
Publisher: Capel Island
Pub. Date: September 23 2017
Author: KEANE, COLM
Format: Trade PB
Stock: 0
Price: €14.95

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Heading for the Light: The 10 Things That Happen When You Die

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ISBN/EAN: 9780955913365
The 10 stages of death as revealed by people who have had near-death experiences
Publisher: Capel Island
Pub. Date: September 23 2014
Author: KEANE, COLM
Format: Paperback
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Padre Pio

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ISBN/EAN: 9781845962852
Padre Pio was a stigmatic, mystic and wonder-worker, and he is arguably Ireland's favourite saint. This collection presents the miracles and cures attributed to Padre Pio's intercession. It provides accounts of scientifically inexplicable recoveries from cancer, heart disease and brain damage, along with revivals from blood clots, and strokes.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Pub. Date: October 4 2007
Author: KEANE, COLM (AUTHOR)
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €14.99


Brooklyn

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141041742
It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges for her to emigrate to New York, Eilis knows she must go, leaving behind her family and her home for the first time.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: March 4 2010
Author: TOIBIN, COLM
Format: Paperback
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New Ways to Kill Your Mother

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141041766
A book about writers and their families that explores the often tense relationship between writers and their families.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: March 7 2013
Author: TOIBIN, COLM
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €12.99