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Launch of the ‘Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs’ Poetry and Song Book

Launch of the ‘Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs’ Poetry and Song Book

Launch of  New Book – “Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs”: A Collection of Poetry and Songs from the Montiaghs and Lurgan Area, by Paul Carville.

On 6 December 2022 we were delighted to sponsor the publication and launch of a new book, ‘Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs’, compiled by Paul Carville and Norah McCorry, which 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.

The launch event was held at the Bay Shore Sports & Social Club and was attended by 65 people who provided assistance with the book’s compilation, including many descendants of those poets featured in the book. Musical entertainment was provided by the Armagh Rhymers.

Copies of the book are limited. To purchase a copy of the book contact Norah through the ‘Heart and Soul of the Montiaghs’ Facebook page or via email at:

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