PACKED HOUSE AS JOHN CLEARY RELEASES THIRD BOOK
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.
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.
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.
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.