Dublin Book Launch Huge Success

Posted By: March 29, 2013

April 6, 2011

Fr. Mc Manus’ Dublin launch of his Memoirs, “ My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland “ (Collins Press, Cork) was a resounding success.

Held in Dublin Castle — once the seat of British administration for the whole of Ireland –it attracted over three hundred guests. Apart from Fr. Mc Manus, the two speakers were noted journalist and TV personality Vincent Browne and well-known artist and activist, Bobby Ballard.Fr. Mc Manus expressed his deep appreciation for each esteemed speaker

Entertainment was provided by Derek Warfield – Young Wolfe Tones.

“ I am so deeply grateful for the great Derek Warfield for offering to perform for us. He has been a good friend for many years. He is not only a great balladeer but most importantly a great Dublin patriot who has never forgotten his roots or his duty to speak up for (not just sing) for Irish justice”.

Referring to the size of the crowd, Fr. Mc Manus expressed amazement. : “I could not believe it. It speaks volumes for the ability of the organizing Committee, headed by my brother, Frank and Donal Donnelly — and composed of, among others, Tom Cooper of the Irish National Congress, Sean Sherwin, John O’ Mahoney, Paddy O’ Regan, Charlie Murphy and John Mc Kay”.

Donal Donelly is the author of the recent book, “ Prisoner 1082” (Collins Press, Cork) about his great escape in 1960 from the infamous Crumlin Road Jail, Belfast. This is a very important book, especially for Irish-Americans who want to learn more about the 1956-1962 period.

Fr. Mc Manus with Vincent Browne and Bobby Ballard.

Fr. Mc Manus with Derek Warfield