“A Hatful of Stories” official launch

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We’re delighted to announce A Hatful of Stories has been officially launched! This collection of original student writing focuses on the local legacy of the 1916 Rising and includes biographies of men and women active in Easter Week and its aftermath. Many of those profiled are connected in some way to the students who wrote about them. It’s the first time several of these stories have appeared in print.

The book was launched on the 27th September at a special celebration in Ringsend College. Among the guests were family and friends of the writers, tutors and students from Ringsend College, Honor O’Brolchain and Brian Siggins  (guest speakers at the college earlier in the year) and members of the local community. Donnchadh Clancy, Principal of Inchicore College of Further Education, presented each of our writers with a copy of the book.

Copies of A Hatful of Stories have been distributed to local libraries and a small number are available from the Adult Education office at Ringsend College (01-6884871). We hope to have a pdf version available via the website in the near future.

A huge thank you to all of the students who took part in our Remembering 1916 project and congratulations once again to our writers: Laura Butterly, Carole Flanagan, Pat O’Byrne, Mary O’Neill, Frances Parnell, Br Gerry Stewart, and Louise Whelan.

final-final-groupL-R, Back Row: Eithne Doherty, Lorraine Clarke, Rachel McNicholl, Br Gerry Stewart, Louise Whelan, Frances Parnell, Aileen Hunt, Maria Riordan. L-R, Front Row: Priscilla Fitzpatrick, Carole Flanagan, Mary O’Neill, Laura Butterly, Honor O Brolchain and Rika.

More photos! Book Launch and Graduation, September 27th, 2016

L-R, Top: Carole Flanagan and Rachel McNicholl; photos and hats on display; Doreen Golden, Eithne Doherty and Yvonne Lattimore. L-R Bottom: Paula Counsel, Susan McCluskey and Monica Walsh; The 1916 Man.

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