The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - FER­GUS DEN­NEHY

THERE was a packed house at Kerry County Li­brary on Tues­day night as friends, fam­ily and avid stu­dents of lo­cal his­tory flocked to the launch of John Cleary’s new book.

‘As Time Goes By’ is the third in John’s series of books fo­cus­ing on ar­chive pho­tos taken in Kerry and this time around, the famed pho­tog­ra­pher has cho­sen to fo­cus on the 1990’s.

The book was of­fi­cially launched on the night be Ra­dio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh and speak­ing af­ter the event, John said that he was de­lighted with how the whole evening went.

The book is, sim­ply put, a look back at how life was back in Kerry dur­ing the 1990s and one that John hopes will serve as re­minder of the won­der­ful peo­ple that the county has been lucky to have in the com­mu­nity over the past 30 years.

En­ti­tled ‘As Time Goes By’ – named af­ter a fa­mous scene in Casablanca – John hopes that his new book will serve as a great trip down mem­ory lane for both older and younger gen­er­a­tions.

John said that the book is a great snap­shot into the past not just for oth­ers read­ing it, but him as well when he was putting it all to­gether.

“It’s amaz­ing that when I was pick­ing out the pho­tos for the book and do­ing the re­search for it, ev­ery sin­gle photo that I used I could re­mem­ber the story be­hind each one and when the photo was taken,” he said.

The book is now on sale for just €20 and is avail­able to pur­chase in the fol­low­ing shops in Tralee: Poly­math’s, O’Ma­hony’s, The Kerry Book­shop, First Chap­ter in Manor West, Cleary’s Pho­tog­ra­phy on Rus­sell Street and in Qual­ity Fram­ing on Matt Tal­bot Road.

The book is ded­i­cated to John’s son Robert.

Photo by Martin Cleary.

Book launch of John Cleary’s, Pho­tog­ra­pher new book “As Time Goes By’ a pho­to­graphic his­tory of life in 1990’s Tralee and Kerry, was launched by Deirdre Walsh Ra­dio Pre­sen­ter on Ra­dio Kerry at Tralee Li­brary on Tues­day night, from left Tommy King, Lay­out and De­sign, Fr. Padraig Walsh PP, Deirdre Walsh, Ra­dio Pre­sen­ter, John Cleary Pho­tog­ra­pher Au­thor and Pub­lisher, Con Den­nehy, Au­thor and Pub­lisher, and Tommy O’Con­nor, County Li­brar­ian.

Photo by John Cleary.

At­tend­ing the Book launch of John Cleary’s new book ‘As Time Goes By’ in the Tralee Li­brary on Tues­day night, from left Eil­ish Cleary, Denise McConville, Geral­dine Cleary and Delo­ras McConville.

John Cleary pic­tured launch­ing his brand new book en­ti­tlled ‘As Time Goes By’ at Kerry County Li­brary in Tralee on Tues­day evening.

Photo By Martin Cleary.

Pic­tured at John Cleary’s Book Launch ‘As Time Goes By’ at Tralee Li­brary on Tues­day night, from Left Ger­ard Casey, Mau­rice Roche, John Cleary and Tony Casey, Tralee.

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