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Book Launches and Literary Events in Co.Waterford!

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Lismore Choir, Special Anniversary Book!

A new book called, 'Voices Raised in Song,' has released

Christmas 2004, commemorating the 21st anniversary of Lismore Choir founded by the late John Wales who lived in Tallow, Co. Waterford.

The book has been compiled by choir members,

Ms. Kay Murray & Ms. Eileen Finnerty, pictured above,

 and is available from Lismore Books, Main St, Lismore.

photo (c) pat kiely 2004 (Nov 2004)



The Comeraghs "Gunfire & Civil War." the latest book by Sean and Sile Murphy.  

If you address your letter to Sean and Sile Murphy, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford

the postman will know where to deliver!

This book is a great read for anyone who wants to know what the old IRA and

 the civil war were like in Co. Waterford back in the early 1900s.

The stories were told to Sean in the 1970s by those all now gone, who were alive at the time.

Looking for a good book shop,try Lismore Books, run by James Hyde

 now open in Main Street, Lismore,Co.Waterford.

Declan Hassett, Arts Editor of the Irish Examiner

recently officially launched the Lismore Immrama festival.





HI to my second cousin, James Carroll in Boston USA

James Carroll, author of several best selling books, including An American Requiem.

Our great grandmother a Morrissey came from Four-Mile Water, Co.Waterford.

In Living Memory. May 2002.

Below Left to right Author, Tom Keith, giving a short thankyou

speech to the large crowd present at the launch ofMr Keith's new book,

In Living Memory, which contains the stories of fifteen Dungrvan people,

who shaped the history of the town

from the early 1900s till the present time.


Below right..Dungarvan Mayor, Cllr.Teresa Wright with Joan Baily,,

a lady who was in no small way responsible for the repealed of an old Irish law,

which had allowed a women

to be treated as the chattel ( ie Possession ) of their husband,.

Pat Kiely'sInterview with Joan is included in the new book.



Sean Murphy well known local author and Batchelors in Trouble star with Carmel Keith, wife of author Tom Keith.

Above . Fr.Pat Moran Principal of St Augustina's College,

Dungarvan with well known GAA man

Seamus O'Brien a contributor to the new book.

Mai O'Higgins (left) with Joan Baily. Mai wrote the famous song 'Dungarvan My Home Town' ..(Mai's story is also in the book.)

Email for details of how to order this intersting book

Hi, to Mary O'Brien, Tallow Librarian and Tallow Writers Group Member.

Mary originally from Youghal, has loved books, since she first learnt to read at the age of four years of age.


unless otherwise stated: LISMORE, Co. Waterford 1998-2005