Charity hopes it will become a bestseller for Christmas 2013
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday (October 1st) launched a new book from The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) The Gathering – Reflections on Ireland featuring stories from Gathering events and an inspiring collection of reflections on Ireland from influential individuals such as the late Seamus Heaney, Colum McCann, Bono, Moya Doherty, Brian O’Driscoll, Marian Finucane and Niall O Dowd.
Edited by journalist Miriam Donohoe, the 256 page full colour, hardback book celebrates a year in the life of a nation and her people – at home and abroad. It also examines what it means to be Irish through a series of thoughtful and thought provoking reflections.
Beautifully designed by Steve Averill of AMP Visual, internationally acclaimed for his award winning work with U2 , The Gathering – Reflections on Ireland contains 31 reflections and 76 Gathering events captured through narrative or photographs.
Other contributors include Tom Arnold, Pauline Bewick, Dr Paddy Boland, John Geoghegan, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Fergal Keane, Dr Declan Kiberd, Pearse and Deirdre Lyons, Bridget Megarry, Tim O’Connor, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Simone Rocha, Pat Shortt, Katie Taylor, Orla Tinsley and Dr Pat Wallace.
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