Star authors to visit Limerick to launch new books

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

The Test: Brian O'Driscoll will sign copies of his book - below - in O'Mahony's on November 1. Picture: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
SOME of Ireland’s most famous personalities - across the fields of politics, sport and journalism - will be in Limerick to sign copies of their books over the coming month.

SOME of Ireland’s most famous personalities - across the fields of politics, sport and journalism - will be in Limerick to sign copies of their books over the coming month.

The former government minister, businessman and broadcaster Ivan Yates will be signing copies of his book, Full On: A Memoir, this Friday, October 17, at 1pm in O’Mahony’s bookstore on O’Connell Street.

He will be followed by the Limerick political giant, Des O’Malley, who will be signing copies of his memoir, Conduct Unbecoming, on Saturday, October 25 at 2pm - also in O’Mahony’s.

Fans of rugby star Brian O’Driscoll will get a chance to meet him on Saturday, November 1, at 2pm, in the same branch, as he signs copies of his long-awaited autobiography, The Test, co-written with Limerick Leader editor Alan English.

Published by Penguin Ireland, the 400-page book is due for release on Thursday next, October 23.

“I’m sure Brian will get a good Limerick welcome, despite having scored a lot of tries against Munster in his time!” said Alan.

“For me it’s very exciting that he’s doing the signing in Limerick. Countless people locally have been asking me when the book is coming out, so I know there’s a lot of interest here and it’s a good chance for people to get a signed copy as a Christmas present,” he added.

Away from the bloodbaths of politics and rugby, crime journalist Paul Williams will also be in the store on Saturday, November 8, to sign copies of his latest work, Murder Inc: The Rise and Fall of Ireland’s Most Dangerous Criminal Gang, focusing on the explosion of crime in Limerick from the 1990s on.