Thursday, April 26, 2012

Change of Time

The Drogheda reading which was down for Saturday 5th May will now take place on Monday 7th May at 3pm.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Books in O'Mahoney's

The Given Day
About Us
O'Mahony's Shop Front on O'Connell Street, Limerick

A Selection from Tommy Murray

Images of Meath
Published: 05/10/07

Images of Meath

by Tommy Murray
"Images of Meath" is a fascinating collection of images from County Meath, accompanied by a warm and lively narrative. Tommy Murray presents intimate snapshots of Meath life since the 1930s; characters big and small, such as Michael Collier, Meath's own Robin Hood, and events that gripped the public, from harvests and horse racing to the descent of Hollywood in 1994, when "Braveheart" was filmed in Trim. "Images of Meath" pays homage to the people of Meath, with engaging and often poignant... (more info)
Usually despatched immediately

Friday, April 20, 2012

May Events

Thursday 3rd  Writers Meeting in Trim Castle Hotel

Saturday 5th  10am     Junior classes In Navan Library
Saturday 5th   3pm      Readings in High lanes Gallery Drogheda
Saturday 12th  10am    Junior Classes in Navan Library
Thursday 17th  8pm     Reading for Boyne Writers in Knightsbridge
Thursday 24th  7pm     Launch of Swimming With Dolphins Navan Library
Saturday  26th 10am    Junior Classes in Navan Library
Saturday 26th  3pm     Reading in High lanes Gallery Drogheda

Launch of Michael Farry's  'Asking for Directions '  Monday  21st in Castle Arch Hotel

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Shannonside Weekend

Home again after my weekend by the Shannon, met some old friends and made a few new ones but strictly no name dropping

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Book Launch Advance Notice

Thursday 24th of May is the only date available for the official launch of Swimming With Dolphins.  The Launch,
Which will take place in the Navan Library will be performed by Meath Arts Officer Cathy Martin and the MC for the evening will be Poet Tom French.

More Later

Friday, April 13, 2012

Book Sales

The main purpose of this site is to sell books.  With a name like Meath Books it couldn't have any other purpose. It is not Amazon or WHsmith but it is moderately successful in what it tries to do.  Yesterday was not a typical day , actually it was a successful day with the sale of one copy of 'Images of Meath' and  five copies of 'Swimming with Dolphins'  Tomorrow will see the sale of two copies of 'Swimming With Dolphins'   That massive transaction will take place in the Navan Library and then it's off to Limerick until Tuesday to check in O Mahoney's  and a few other places. One of the longest running periods for a book to remain unsold is "Famine Trilogy'  which is actually going nowhere. However, sales are not everything and Famine Trilogy is a publication  of which I am extremely proud

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Writer's Circle Meeting

The biggest crowd to date turned up for the April Meeting of the Meath Writers Circle in the Trim Castle Hotel
Seventeen member with apologies from James Linnane, Mark Doyle, Jimmey Peppard and MIck Sheils

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April Dates

Next meeting of the Meath Writers Circle will be in the Trim Castle Hotel at 7.30pm on Thursday next 12th
Also the only date available for the Meath Junior Writers public readings is on Thursday 19th April at 7pm in the Navan Library

Monday, April 2, 2012

'Haunted Meath' the End in Sight

Putting the finishing touches to this book which has been in the pipeline now for too long what with hold ups and all sorts of problems.  The way ahead looks clear now and just a few insights reveal that there will be very few pictures and  well over one hundred pages.   Just because I am putting the finishing touches to the book that doesn't mean that it will be on the shelves soon, four months i would imagine would be about right. Having said that it could be on the shelves in a fortnight but with stories coming in and being rejected and written up there was always the chance that I would never finish it.  Content wise there are stories from most parts of the county, there will be a launch and as many as three hundred people have ordered copies.  On and off I have been the best part of ten years collecting the stories.  From the outset I have aimed at comprehensive source material so that all of the stories are original  The cover will feature a well known Meath landmark in silhouette.

The Cover looked like it came from a Hitchcock film, but it looks very cool amidst the misty day, the grey skies, the spooky looking trees with gnarled branches and squawking crows

This is how one American writer described the cover