Horse dealing, Ormond's Last Lords, and Tipperary GAA ballads By Gerry Slevin Tipperary's literary credentials were placed in perspective over the week-end with no fewer than three book launches, two in Nenagh and one in Thurles.
Nenagh author Marjorie Quarton recalled her horse dealing days through the pages of Breakfast the Night Before, launched by RTE producer Seamus Hosey in the local library on Thursday night.
Saturday morning saw Michael O'Kennedy TD breathe formal life into the reproduction of Dermot Gleeson's The Last Lords of Ormond in the convent primary school hall while later on Saturday in the Sarsfields GAA Centre in Thurles, Tipperary's GAA Ballads a huge tome reaching 717 pages, collected and compiled by Seamus J. King, Liam O'Donnchu and Clare-man, Jimmy Smyth, was lanched by former GAA President and current President of both the County and North Boards, Seamus O'Riain, Moneygall.
Three outstanding publications, each coming out in time for the Christmas market, and each an ideal gift choice.