Sunday, 10 November 2013


Thanks to everyone who turned up on Saturday at Tosnú Art Gallery for the launch of Of Dublin and Other Fictions - it was a blast. In nice timing, my piece about the beauty of chapbooks appeared in The Irish Times on Saturday. You can read it here.

Special thanks goes to Group 8 and the gallery for hosting; to Maureen Gallagher for doing such a fine job of launching the chapbook; thanks to the cake and crumble, salad and sandwich makers. Thanks for the cards, the pressies, the flowers. Thanks to my sis Úna for taking pics. And thanks to Lucy for selling the book on the night. Thanks to Tommy who, Jesus-style, produced more wine when all the launch wine was guzzled.

It looks like we'll be doing it all again in Dublin in this space! In the meantime, a few pics from Saturday's do:

Writers Tony O'Dwyer, Sara Mullen, Shauna Gilligan and Alan McMonagle
John Dillon and Finn Dillon - with John Walsh of Doire Press lurking behind :)
Writer Maureen Gallagher launching the book
Lyra and Juno enjoying tortilla chips
Nuala and gallery owner, Joyce Little


Kar said...

Love the photo's! Lyra and Juno are super cute.

You look fab! and looks like a fun time was had by all...

Group 8 said...

Thanks, Kar. Wish you had been there!