1 February 2023: Public Launch of ‘Heart and Soul of Montiaghs’ Book
Public Launch of Book – “Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs”: A Collection of Poetry and Songs from the Montiaghs and Lurgan Area, by Paul Carville.
On Wednesday 1 February (7.30pm to 9pm) we were delighted to be part of the public launch of the newly published book, Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs, compiled by Paul Carville and Norah McCorry, whose publication was sponsored through the Lurgan Townscape Heritage Scheme. Over 40 people attended the launch event at Brownlow House, which included readings from the book from descendants whose work features in it.
The book brings together a selection of a poems and songs written by local people over the course of 100 years between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These hard-working people put pen to paper and eloquently conveyed what was going on in their lives and the local area, providing us with an invaluable social history of the time. In addition to the poetry and songs, the book also includes local history information and is beautifully illustrated with an array of historic and new photographs.
Find out more about the book at the ‘Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs’ Facebook page .
Your Lurgan‘s Donagh McKeown captured highlights of the event in the below film: