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'Memories of Rahan' has successful launch night

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A FINE crowd of 145 people arrived in Rahan Community Centre on Friday night last for the launch of ‘Memories of Rahan’, a new book of mostly nostalgic memories by local man, Aidan Grennan.

Introducing the night, MC Breda Grennan said it was “no surprise” that Aidan had written a collection of his local memories.

“Aidan was always writing Novelty Acts for Scor and various other bits and pieces too,” said Breda.

“Aidan is highly regarded too with the local drama group in Rahan,” she also mentioned.

Parish priest, Fr Martin Carley said it was wonderful to see Aidan persisting and completing his book about his native area and that a work like this will be treasured for years to come.

Launching the book, Seamus Boland, CEO of Irish Rural Link, went into great detail about being in secondary school with Aidan in Killina.

“He wrote the kind of English essays that were held in high regard buy our English teacher, Sr Oliver Wrafter,” said Seamus.

“Aidan loved writing these essays while many struggled with theirs,” he added.

Many will also be familiar with some of Aidan’s writings though the weekly magazine, Ireland’s Own.

Following the successful launch, everyone was treated to refreshments and many people stayed around chatting to old friends who arrived to mark the great, local occasion.

Aidan was busy signing his new book and so far sales have reached 230 copies.

Anyone requiring a copy [€12] should contact 087 3153434 or 087 6402138. Copies may also be ordered from Aidan by email on aidangrennan1709@gmail.com

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