North Tipp Author’s Centenary Book Launch

North Tipp author Brendan Lynch last week (June 5) launched his new book, Yesterday We Were in America, to commemorate this year’s centenary of the first 1919 Atlantic flight. The book details the tribulations of Manchester men John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown, who flew their open-cockpit Vimy plane from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Connemara […]

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 […]

Author’s 80th Birthday Cycle from Toomevara to Nenagh

Toomevara author Brendan Lynch will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday June 24, by cycling his teenage seven-mile route from Toomevara to his old secondary school in St John’s Lane, Nenagh.   ‘I’ll be leaving from Toomevara bridge, beside my old home, at 10.30am, hopefully with some North Tipp Wheelers, Nenagh Cycling Club and Toomevara […]

North Tipperary Author Unveils Patrick Kavanagh Plaque in Dublin

Toomevara author Brendan Lynch last weekend (November 1) unveiled a blue plaque in Dublin to poet Patrick Kavanagh. The plaque is on 51 Upper Drumcondra Road, to which the poet moved from London in August 1939. Peter MacDonnell of the Monaghan Association said ‘Brendan was chosen because of his immense efforts to chronicle literary Dublin, […]

North Tipperary Author celebrates Seamus Heaney and Patrick Kavanagh

Toomevara writer Brendan Lynch will join Irish Independent critic Emer O’Kelly in next week’s (Sept 10) annual commemoration of the poet Patrick Kavanagh at Buswell’s Hotel in Dublin.. Organiser Peter McDonnell confirmed; ’Brendan spoke for us before on Kavanagh and the Dublin of the poet’s time. Now, following his three books on literary Dublin, including the recently-launchedCity […]

Dublin Lord Mayor Launches Tipp Writer’s Book

Dublin’s new Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn last weekend launched an anniversary reissue of Brendan Lynch’s book, Triumph of the Red Devil. The 1903 Irish Gordon Bennett Cup Race. The Lord Mayor insisted; “We are indebted to Brendan who worked so diligently on his celebration of such a significant event in Irish sporting, motoring and social history. […]

Minister Launches Tipperary Author’s Latest Book

A large crowd attended last week’s (Nov 15) Dublin launch of Toomevara author Brendan Lynch’s new book,  PRODIGALS AND GENIUSES  – The Writers and Artists of Dublin’s Baggotonia. Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Dinny McGinley, performed the launch at Dublin’s United Arts Club. He described the book  as a “wonderful celebration of  national treasures” […]

North Tipperary Author’s New Book First To Celebrate Unesco Award

North Tipp author Brendan Lynch has published the first book to celebrate Dublin’s UNESCO City of Literature award, PRODIGALS AND GENIUSES. The Writers and Artists of Dublin’s Baggotonia. It will be launched by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan in Dublin on Novermber 15. Foreword writer J. P. Donleavy said; “All the writers are here from Samuel […]

Nenagh Heritage Exhibition by Toomevara Author

Books and photographs inscribed by famous writers to Toomevara author Brendan Lynch will be the subject of an exhibition which will open at Nenagh Heritage Centre on Tuesday night, July 5. The writers range from Brendan Behan and Maeve Binchy to Seamus Heaney, Norman Mailer and John Le Carre. The photographs include Sir Michael Caine […]