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Dublin in the rare ol times remembered – and now reprinted

A BOOK recalling Dublin in the rare ould times - by leading sports journalist Bill Kelly - has been reprinted by Poolbeg Press.

‘Me Darlin’ Dublin’s Dead and Gone’ recounts his life from his tenement boyhood in Dublin to become one of Ireland’s foremost journalists

best known for his ‘Sunday Press’ soccer column as ‘Big Bill ‘ which ran for thirty years.

It tells of his extraordinary and varied life - ranging from his introduction to journalism in the newsroom of Radio Eireann

in 1948, to a PR career repreenting famous boxer Jack Doyle, to his boozing sessions with writer Brendan Behan.