'Kerry Folk Tales' is launched

One happy reader is delighted to pick up her signed copy of ‘Kerry Folk Tales’
One happy reader is delighted to pick up her signed copy of ‘Kerry Folk Tales’

Fergus Dennehy

Kerry Folk Tales, a new book on Kerry folklore and history full to the brim with interesting and quirky snippets that should delight students of history here in Kerry, was officially launched in An Díseart, Dingle last Friday night.

The book is authored by Luke Eastwood and Gary Branigan and they were simply beside themselves on Friday as they welcomed in a good crowd - all of whom had braved the torrential weather - to the official launch of their book which they had spent a year writing and compiling. The pair were joined on the night by Dingle based artist and illustrator for their book, Bob O'Cathail.

The book also covers as much of the history of Kerry that the authors could dig up - from pre-Norman times, the Geraldines, the famine, the Civil War and right up to things such as Charlie Chaplin coming to Waterville. The book is now available to buy from online booksellers, all good bookshops across Kerry and from Luke's own website at www.lukeeastwood.com.

Kerryman

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