Join author Terry Reilly for a belated launch of his book ‘Ballina & Area People’ which will take place on Friday, 5th November in Caffrey’s Gallery, Garden Street, at 6:30pm
Tommie Gorman, former RTÉ Northern Editor, will be doing the honours.
One of the most fascinating parts of an area’s history is quite simply, its people, whose stories make up the fabric of our place as we know it. The footprints of many people from North Mayo have landed all over the world, and their influence is wide. Many more never left these shores, but in lives extraordinary, made meaningful and long-lasting contributions to the area.
Ballina & Area People
The book has chapters on President Joe Biden, 46th President of the USA;
Rory Bourke, top songwriter in the USA;
Jackie Clarke and his truly amazing collection;
Cyril Collins, prime enhancer of Belleek Wood;
Andy Corcoran, great Stephenite captain, lost and now found;
Jim Donnelly, extraordinary footballer and international coach;
Monsignor Fachtna Joseph Harte, builder of beautiful Basilica;
Dr. Kathleen Lynn, her role in 1916 Rising and children’s hospital;
Lady Sarah McElroy, the woman behind Sir Alexander Fleming;
Fr. Patrick Peyton, Rosary Crusader, preached to over 28 million;
President Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first woman president;
PJ Ruttledge, freedom fighter and Government Minister and many more.
Government Covid -19 guidelines will be observed