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‘It was a delight to watch the metamorphosis of our rough draft into something eminently readable. This could only have happened due to the care and patience exercised by Bridget McAuliffe of Red Hen Publishing. A path through the minefield of the publisher’s world is not a task to be undertaken lightly by the new author, who may stumble and fail at the first obstacle. Thanks to Bridget, the expectation of producing our own book was professionally brought to fruition.’

Bill Sheppard, Honouring Tom Crean - a centenary expedition with the Crean family, November 2017


‘ Writing is personal, but publishing a book is a collaborative process. Bridget McAuliffe of Red Hen Publishing was invaluable in the preparation of my manuscript and her advice guidance and encouragement saw me through.’

John Flavin, To Fight Is To Win: From President to Blacklist, December 2016


‘For any author, but especially the first-time author, the choice to self-publish can be fraught with uncertainties, difficulties and disappointment. I was most fortunate in my choice of Bridget McAuliffe of Red Hen Publishing whose sympathetic editing of a long and complicated manuscript was skilfully done to a very high standard. Bridget’s experience as an editor, along with her knowledge of publishing and associated disciplines, together with her help and guidance, made my journey through the self-publishing process an enjoyable, educational and most rewarding experience - one that I would gladly do with her again.’

Gabriel L. King, Shape A Course For Fastnet, March 2017


‘I will forever be happy to champion Bridget McAuliffe and the amazing work she does. Bridget was my guiding light throughout the journey of my first book. In truth it may never have seen the light of day without her guidance, professionalism and drive. Bridget has instilled in me the belief that I can achieve my goals. For anyone considering her services I know you will not regret it.’

Breeda Hurley, Survive & Thrive: The Journey of a Lifetime, May 2017


‘From my first meeting with Bridget I was comforted by her quiet and confident manner as she explained to me what work was involved in getting all my poems together to produce my  book, The Purple Pencil, which, when finished, looks so attractive and colourful. She guided me all the way without fuss or pressure and so it was a real labour of love rather than hard work. To see the end result and to hold it in my hands was as good as holding a newborn baby. Thanks to Bridget for her professionalism and pleasant manner. She was always there to answer any query or to keep me going when I was losing confidence. She also helped with the launch and I would have no hesitation in working with her again. Highly recommended.’

Peg Prendeville, The Purple Pencil, May 2012 


‘It was a pleasure to work with Bridget and I was absolutely delighted to have her working with me from the very start. She stayed with me from the first time we spoke and offered great support throughout the entire process. And I ended up with a book that I love.’

Kathleen O’Sullivan, The Height of Madness: Kerry’s Greatest Supporter, September 2013


‘Bridget McAuliffe, Red Hen Publishing Company, published our recent book, Nano’s Pilgim Artist – A Creative Celebration of Venerable Nano Nagle. From the moment we engaged Bridget to publish the book every minute detail was well organised. She was in regualr contact, keeping us well informed of the various stages of the process. The timeline presented at the outset was met for each aspect. Bridget saw to the many details that need attention when publishing a book. The book produced is a feast for the eye; the quality and feel of the paper, the design and choice of colour for the cover and the overall layout of the book. Bridget succeeded in creating a beautiful book, way beyond our expections. It is a work of art in itself. For this we are highly grateful. Bridget was a delight to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending Bridget to anyone who is planning to publish a book. They will not only receive a beautiful well-produced book but will also have the opportunity to engage with a woman who is passionate about her work. Go raibh míle maith agat, Bridget.’

Sr Julie Watson, Presentation Sisters, Monasterevin, Co Kildare, 2015


‘Upon the completion of my manuscript Dragonfly I knew it required further input and an honest, independent view. I found Bridget fitted the criteria. She understood the plot and characters, knowing when to add and cut at exactly the right parts, without taking away from the story. While my book was still at the early stages, I felt she gave me the confidence to continue, taking it to the next step. I found Bridget encouraged me to keep going despite my doubts in my ability to write. I would recommend Bridget to any established or first-time writer.’

Michael Kearns, Dragonfly, September 2015


‘Red Hen Publishing published my book, Tracing My Journey, in 2010. From our first meeting, Bridget liaised closely with me throughout the process and kept me updated at all stages, explaining any changes and ensuring that I viewed the book design before it was sent to the printers. I found Bridget to be meticulous in her approach to work, very punctual regarding deadlines and reliable in every manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a first-class proofreader, editor and publications manager.’

Margaret Noonan, author of Tracing My Journey


′It was a pleasure to work with Bridget in the production of my book, Once Around the Track: The Life and Times of Phil Trant and the Trant Family Business. Once we agreed on presentation she went about her expertise with absolute professionalism and delivered within the agreed timescale.′

Patrick Trant, Chairman, Trant Construction Ltd.


′Open Door Network: Kerry′s Response to Violence against Women and Children Ltd. contracted Red Hen Publishing to edit, design and print a publication for us in August 2011. While this process was ongoing I found any dealings with Red Hen Publishing to be professional and efficient. I am very pleased with our working relationship and would have no hesitation in recommending the company to other individuals or organisations.′

Catherine Casey, Co-ordinator, The Open Door Network


′In 2011 Red Hen Publishing published Ballylongford: A Photographic Memoir for me. The publication surpassed all my expectations and the response of the people who bought the book was brilliant. The beautiful layout, the paper used for printing, the binding, the hard cover and dust jacket, and the excellence of the editing all contributed to what is now considered to be a treasured photographic history of the parish. Mí­le buí­ochas Red Hen Publishing!′

Nancy McAuliffe, author of Ballylongford: A Photographic Memoir


′I have worked with Bridget McAuliffe of Red Hen Publishing on three publications - Once Around the Track, My Sporting Life and Irish Traditional Step Dancing in North Kerry. I have found the service and advice I received from Red Hen Publishing to be of the highest quality which resulted in top class productions.′

Jimmy Deenihan TD, Chairman, North Kerry Literary Trust, and author of My Sporting Life


′Red Hen Publishing′s direction and project management enabled me to bring my draft script to publication in an efficient, focussed and timely manner. They were helpful in all aspects of the book layout, which included photographs and quotations. They found a designer and printer to suit my needs and advised on aspects of the launch and distribution. I had no idea where to start when looking to publish my book and consider myself fortunate to have found Red Hen Publishing, which brought a vague dream to reality.′

Mary-Rose Bogan, author of Walk with the Writers in Killarney National Park












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