Insurance Company Honours North Tipp Author

Toomevara author Brendan Lynch was invited to speak at the recent launch of FBD’s new Dublin office on the site of one of the Dublin’s and Europe’s most famous literary establishments, Parsons Bookshop.

The shop on Baggot Street’s canal bridge was the subject of Brendan’s 2006 book ‘Parsons Bookshop. At the Heart of Bohemian Dublin 1949-1989.’

Insurance Company Honours North Tipp Author

Brendan Lynch with his wife Margie (right) at a Nenagh book-signing last year

Brendan explained ‘It was a pleasant surprise to see a commercial company being so appreciative of local history. The shop was second home in the 1950s to the likes of Patrick Kavanagh, Brendan Behan, Flann O’Brien and Mary Lavin. Maeve Binchy and Seamus Heaney were also regulars.

‘I think Kavanagh, a rural farmer himself, would be tickled pink to see a farming insurance company taking over the place that provided him with such a welcoming refuge in sometimes hostile Dublin.’

FBD’s Derek Ivory confirmed that the company will allow Brendan the honour of launching his new book, Princess of the Universe, at their historic premises in late September.

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