Congratulations to Joe O’Gorman and his wife Brigid on celebrating the Golden Jubilee of their wedding last week. Both are hale and hearty after raising a large family over 50 years.
Joe, born in Ballylanigan 80 years ago, has always played a part in local projects, but he has now surpassed himself. Joe has produced a beautiful hard covered book of his poems, his reflections, his family history and the development of life in his own parish of Mullinahone over four score years.
His book is a tribute to himself, to his family and to his own place. “Flowers from Slievenamon” has been printed by Joe and the entire proceeds are going to a local charity.
The book is free and all that is required is a contribution to the charity which is not being administered by Joe or any member of his family. Joe keeps a sealed box for donations. Make yours a generous one as this book is priceless and would make a wonderful Christmas present.
In the true spirit of charity you have painted more than 80 years of the social history of Mullinahone sometimes even giving an alternative view.