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Friday 19 September 2014

A blaze of colour at 'Dragon' book launch

Nicola Donnelly

Published 08/04/2014 | 05:32

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IT'S not often that a Chinese Dragon pays a visit to Swords but to one visited twice in one month.

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During the St Patrick's Day parade, Swords/Baldoyle Youth Services perfected their Dragon Dancing skills with The Lung Ying Shaolin Buddhist Temple. And then again on March 27th the Dragon visited agan, when Sifu Nick Costello of The Lung Ying Shaolin Buddhist Temple launched

The book, entitled 'The Coalman, The Dragon & The Buddha,' written by Nick, takes the reader from his hardworking roots in the Liberties of Dublin on search for enlightenment that took him half way around the world to Hong Kong. There, he discovered the human face of Buddha in the friendliness and compassion of everyday people who were quietly and unobtrusively practising ancient eastern traditions of mind and body.

Nick launched his book at the Fingal County Council offices where Mayor of Fingal, Kieran Dennison, Councillor David O'Connor, Councillor Tom O'Leary, Fiona O'Reilly and Paul Barnes of Fingal County Council were in attendance.

During the book launch, Swords/Baldoyle Youth Services were presented with certificates by the Lung Ying Shaolin Buddhist Temple for their dedication and hard work in training for Level 1 of Chinese Dragon Dancing.

'The Coalman, The Dragon & The Buddha' is available to buy in Bookhaven bookshop, www.taichiacademy.ie & www.kungfuacademy.ie with all the profits from the sale of the book being shared between Louth SOSAD (Save Our Sons And Daughters), Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support and The Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre.

Fingal Independent

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