Gerry Adams in conversation – Carrickamcross
One of the most influential figures in recent Irish history will be in Carrickmacross next Thursday for a public engagement following the publication of his new book ‘Black Mountain and other stories’.
Adams, the leader of Sinn Féin from between 1983 and 2018, will be at the Carrickmacross Workhouse on Thursday 28th July at 7.30pm. He will engage in a conversation about his new book, read extracts from it, and participate in a question and answer session with members of the audience.
‘Black Mountain and Other Stories’ is Gerry Adams 19th published book. He has also published a book of poetry and seven Léargas books in which he writes about well known republican leaders he has known, including Máire Drumm, John Joe McGirl and Bobby Storey, Michael Davitt and others.
His first book – Falls Memories was published in 1982 by Brandon Press. Ten years later his first book of short stories – The Street and Other Stories was published.
Black Mountain is also book of short stories. There are eleven new stories and five which were previously published. The Foreword is by well known author Timothy O’Grady who depending on Covid regulations hopes to be at the book launch.
Black Mountain and Other Stories is published by Brandon books, an Imprint of O’Brien Press.
The publisher, O’Brien Press, say:
“In this collection, one of Ireland’s best-known political figures brings us stories of love, of politics, of war and of friendship. These are portraits of Ireland, and especially Belfast, old and new, in times of struggle and in times of peace, showing how our past is always part of our present. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, always moving, these are stories of ordinary people captured with wit, with heart and with understanding.”
Gerry Adams says:
“I’m delighted to publish Black Mountain and Other Stories. One of the stories is called Black Mountain – and I’m very happy with the notion of Sliabh Dubh as the over arching witness to many of the events I’ve written about in this new tome’.
Speaking ahead of the event, local Sinn Féin TD, Matt Carthy encouraged people to attend. He said:
“Gerry Adams has been a significant figure in Irish politics. But, he is also a renowned author. His writings can be thought-provoking, inspiring, sad but always interesting.
“This will be a great opportunity for people in Co. Monaghan to meet Gerry and to put questions to him. There is a warm welcome for everyone to join us in the Workhouse next Thursday.”