Former artistic director of the Abbey and first producer of Tolka Row, Christopher Fitz-Simon, launched Seamus Kelly’s fourth book on Sunday, November 19 in Rathangan.
“Titled The Maura Laverty Story From Rathangan to Tolka Row, there were over 130 in attendance and the very attractive book sold like hot cakes as befits a book about ‘the mammy of Irish cookery’,” said Mr Kelly, "Many people bought multiple copies as Christmas presents. A particular attraction of the book is the lovely photos that are included.”
MC for the afternoon was Seamus Kelly’s daughter, Laura.
Seamus would like to thank the Dunne Sisters and Rathangan Community Centre Committee and staff and all who helped with the launch.
A bus load of 20 enthusiastic supporters of the project attended from Leixlip where Seamus now lives.
Several of Maura’s relatives attended, including Niamh O’ Kelly, who designed the lovely book cover. Dep Fiona O’ Loughlin and Cllr Mark Stafford were also present.