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Launch of Barbara Derbyshire’s New Book, Knight of Glin and An Post 2019 cards

1916 Commemorative Garden in November 2019


An Post Christmas Cards 2019

They feature some lovely old ppostboxes


What a Knight!

Mme FitzGerald dancing with husband, the Knight of Glin , at the costume ball given by the Earl and Countess of Longford at Strawberry Hill, England; performing band in background.

Tom Donovan posted this marvellous picture and caption on Glin Historical Society’s Facebook page.


Launch of Leaving Echoes 

 Kerry Writer’s Museum was the packed venue for the launch of Barbara Derbyshire’s lovely anthology of poetry and stories.

 Máire, Madeleine, Dee and Pricilla were their to lend their support.

John McGrath, Barbara’s editor and publisher was our M.C.

Barbara’s friend and writing workshop facilitator, Kim Arnold launched the book.

The music was heavenly and accented all the extracts from the book that were read by Barbara and her friends.


Remembrance Sunday, Garda Recruitment in 1923 and Celebrating A minute of Your Time


Pub names in Irish in 1920 and Listowel Food Fair 2019

1 Comment

  1. Barbara

    Mary, thank you so much for covering this. It was an amazing day for me.

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