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-
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.
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.