Des Kiely holds court at launch of new book

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

There was a large turnout in the Book Cen­tre in Wex­ford for the launch of ‘Fa­mous Wex­ford Peo­ple in His­tory’ writ­ten by Des Kiely. The book was of­fi­cially launched by the lo­cal his­to­rian Nicky Ros­siter and is prov­ing very pop­u­lar.

Among the spe­cial guests at the event were Jim Mur­phy, who still lives in the an­ces­tral home of Bea­tle Ge­orge Har­ri­son’s ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther John Ffrench in Co­rah just out­side Bal­ly­car­ney. Jim is re­lated to the Ffrench fam­ily through mar­riage. Also present was artist Eileen Cloney who as a six-year-old was at the cen­tre of the Fethard-on-Sea boy­cott in 1957. Eileen is also a de­scen­dant of the 1798 rebel leader Gen­eral Thomas Cloney whose story also fea­tures in the book.

Des Kiely greet­ing Eileen Cloney from Fethard-on-Sea with Ann and Jim Mur­phy who live in the an­ces­tral home of John Ffrench, the ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther of Bea­tle Ge­orge Har­ri­son.

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