May 10, 2016

INTO Member Launches her Second Collection of Stories

Exciting Times Ahead.....
Hopefully, the following item will be published in the June edition of InTouch, the teacher's magazine. It is the first shot into the ether to get the 'word out there' about my upcoming collection.
Kathryn Crowley, principal of St. Louise de Marillac in Ballyfermot will launch her second collection of stories on the day her school closes for the summer holidays. 'Room for One More: Memories and Make-Believe' depicts snapshots of the author's childhood in Killarney, her time in a boarding school in Co Cork, her college years in Dublin and her subsequent travels. The short stories that these memoirs inspire range from an emigrant's Christmas in Australia in 'Waiting for Christmas', a drama in a nursing home in 'Returning Home' and a sinister feud in an Argentine village in the prize-winning story 'And Then Came the War'.
Kathryn will be launching her collection in Ballyboden St Enda's GAA clubhouse on 30th June at 8pm. All are welcome to attend. Profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the Aoife Beary Trust Fund. Aoife Beary was celebrating her 21st birthday in Berkeley, California last June when a balcony collapsed, killing many of her friends and leaving herself and others with life-changing injuries. Aoife is the daughter of Angela Beary, an INTO member who is deputy principal of Dalkey Educate Together school.
'Room for One More: Memories and Make-Believe' will be available for sale at from 30th June. More information at and the Friends of Aoife Beary Facebook page.