Micheál Lyne ready to launch a book of exceptional worth

Down through the years a number of magazines entitled An tOileánach, the voices of Valentia were published.

Five such publications were put to print in various years. They depicted all aspects and facets of Valentia Island life and were very much in demand, subsequently becoming a collector's item and keepsake of reference.

Those responsible for such publications were a group of Dublin-domiciled Valentia Island third-level students, in association with the also Dublin-based Valentia De La Salle brother, Peadar Ó Loinsigh.

The editor was Mícheál Lyne, originally of Cooil, Valentia, who was a student in UCD in those days.

In recent times, Mícheál has certainly been very busy in producing another such publication.

This will come on the market in hardback form. It will comprise of articles taken from the previous magazines plus a whole lot more on Valentia Island life since those times.

The book will consist of 400 pages full of photographs and stories old and new, which will no doubt make for a thumping good read.

The book will sell at €40 plus postage and package, and will also be available locally in bookshops such as Quirke's Newsagents in Cahersiveen.

There will be an online option, and the web link is www. An tOileanach.ie.

The plan is to also have smaller events and book signings over the remainder of the summer.

The book is set to be launched on July 12 at the Cable Telegraph Gala Dinner in the Royal Hotel.