Thanks for all the work you do! And to all the amazing writers and photographers who contributed to this gorgeous book of stories, poems and pics.

~ Sonia Loves Happiness

Love this little book-its like one can feel all the love that went into it ❤

~ Suzanne Venuta

Beautiful read. A forever book. Poetry, short stories, beautiful graphics and photography. It’s on my Christmas gift list!

~ Bairbre Moore

About The Book

The Book is a collection of great stories, jokes, poems, art, and imagery that will inspire and delight. It’s a wonderful book that you can easily dip in and out of and it would also make a wonderful gift. All of the amazing content in The Book was submitted by people from Sligo, Leitrim and beyond between the ages of 6 and 94, and proceeds from sales will go directly towards building our new online voucher buddy platform.

With the support of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, we are developing a new Voucher platform making it possible for people in mental health recovery to request vouchers for life-enhancing activities that will support their journey. We have been running this service off-line for over 6 years. The new online platform will allow us to reach more people in our community and make it easier for people to choose and request vouchers.



The book is organised into different sections based on the themes of Spirit of Life, You Gotta Laugh, Turning Point and Kids.

Spirit of Life

Uplifting stories, photos, illustrations and poems

Spirit of Life

You Gotta Laugh

Stories of life that you couldn’t make up and cause you to laugh out loud

You Gotta Laugh

Turning Point

Moments when an act of kindness or beauty lifted you or another from darkness

Kids Section

Jokes, Stories and Poems and Images from our younger contributors


The Book is available to purchase on our website

At Havin’ a Laugh we are delighted that ‘The Book’ is available for sale on our website.

  • Books are priced @ €15 each
  • We are currently taking payment through PayPal and Stripe or Google Pay so you can pay directly with your credit or debit card on our website if you don’t have a PayPal account. If for any reason you cannot make payment online and would like to reserve a book please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help.
  • Postage and Packaging costs depend on location and number of books ordered.  There is a click and collect option if you would like to purchase 10 books or more, please email your request to [email protected].
  • As a volunteer organisation we dispatch books once a fortnight. Once you place your order your book(s) will be dispatched on the next P&P day.
  • For emergency orders, go ahead and order and email us on [email protected] with your request for immediate dispatch and an excellent reason!
  • The Book is also available from Liber Book Shop, O’Connell Street, Sligo, and Soul 2 Soul, Main Street, Boyle. If you would be interested in stocking our book then please let us know.


Latest news on The Book

Proceeds from ‘The Book’

All proceeds from the sale of 'The Book' will go directly towards building our new online voucher buddy platform.
Spirit of Life

‘The Book’ Spirit of Life Sections

In the Spirit of Life sections of the book, you can enjoy a variety of beautiful photographs, illustrations, stories, and poems.
You Gotta Laugh

‘The Book’ You Gotta Laugh Sections

In the You Gotta Laugh sections of 'The Book', have a good ole chuckle at some of the funny photographs, illustrations, stories, and poems.


If you have stories that you would like to add to our next book…it may be a few years. You can add you email address here and we’ll let you know if that plan takes shape.