Wednesday, 23rd May 2012
A LOCALLY-based charity will benefit from a book launch at Garter Lane Arts Centre in the city next month.
Waterford writer and journalist Ciaran Murphy will launch his first book, What Happens on Tour at the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore on June 7th.
Meanwhile, a second launch will occur at Garter Lane Arts Centre on O'Connell Street in the city on Saturday, June 16th. The public are welcome to both launches.
The author this week announced that for every book sold at the city launch, a €1 would be made to the Society of St Vincent de Paul in the city.
The book, What Happens on Tour..., starts from The Mall in Waterford city and ends up on the Quay three months later, with every single day in between, chronicled.
Ciaran thinks that the book, a first-person account of his experiences, will appeal to anybody thinking of going Down Under to live and work, and play.
Ciaran said: "I decided to write the book, largely because I felt there wasn't enough already written about the backpacking experience in Australia and New Zealand.
However, the Author feels the book will give those emigrating "a good taste of life on tour Down Under".
"And if we can also help an excellent charity in some small way, then that's an added bonus," added Ciaran.
What Happens on Tour... will be launched, at a venue to be confirmed in Lismore on June 7th next, while the second launch takes place at Garter Lane on Saturday, June 16th at 7pm.
All are welcome to the launches of the travel log.
The book will be on sale in the city's bookstores thereafter, and on amazon.com later in the summer.
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