Culdaff Writer Hazel

        McIntyre, recieved many massages of congratulations including one from

        singer, Daniel O Donnell, when her new book " Echoes of Another Time",

        was launched on Friday 20th October in Culdaff. More than 300 guests attented

        the launch which was preformed by Dr. Paddy Fitzgerald Lecturer and Development

        Officer For The Centre of Migrations Studies at the Ulster American Folk

        Park, who prased Hazel's literary skills and her commitment to writing.


      

Among those in attendance

        were 14 members of an amateur dramitic society from Northampton who took

        in the launch as part of a visit to Inishowen for the Charles Macklin

        Autumn school and Canadian

 

        visitors, Penny and Peter Birchell from Toronto.


        There were also congratulations messages from Canadian General John de

        Chastelain and Lynn Reece Loftus, director of the Canadian-Irish Education

        Programme.


        


        Hazel McIntyre forged strong links between Inishowen and New Brunswick

        Canada, while carrying out research for her second novel, "Lament

        in the Wind", and this summer she was invited to conduct a series

        of workshops at the Maramachi festival in New Brunswick.


      

Entertainment at the

        launch was provided by pupils of the Irish Traditional Music Project,

        Domnic Mc Daid and the Cavanagh Brothers, Greencastle and another local

        author Sean Beattie, introduced the speakers.


        

Echoes

        of Another Time is the Culdaff writers fourth book in which she recalls

        her child hood memories of growing up in Inishowen in the late 1950's

        and 60s and mixed it with a little bit of fiction to weave a compelling

        collection of stories.


        Similar in style to her first book"Iron Wheels on Rocky Lanes"

        which is now in its fourth print " Echoes of Another Time" will

        appeal to readers of all ages and looks set to be another best seller

        for the Culdaff Writer.


        


    

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