River Moy Features in New Book
Tubbercurry Book Launch
1923 Book Inspires New Photographic Project
Pat McCarrick from Cloonacool, will have the latest launch his new book, The Windings of the Moy – Revisited, in the An Chroí Enterprise Centre, Tubbercurry on this Wednesday, November 20th at 8pm. The guest speaker at the launch will be Cllr. Paul Taylor who is current Chairperson of South & West Sligo Tourism.
The original author of The Windings of the Moy (1923) was Rev. James Greer. This new book is principally a book of photographs; inspired and carried along by Greer’s original text. The original book contained only a few images, this new book contains many images and just selected excerpts from Greer. The combination of old text and modern images work very well to bring colour and life to the Windings of the Moy story.
Pat says of the new book, “It was a joy really to highlight something like the river Moy. It is of course a world-famous salmon fishing river but it has a great natural beauty as well. Working with Greer’s text and creating the images to match it, one hundred years later, proved to be a very rewarding project indeed.”
McCarrick’s photography is the principal influence in this new book. Having the Ox Mountains and the source of the river at his back door, engendered a certain pride of place and urged him to create this photographic record while at the same time commemorating Greer’s original work.
Paul Deering, Executive Editor of the Sligo Champion said of the new book, “It shows parts of Sligo that not many people know about. This is such a good thing; introducing new places to us and showing them in such a positive light.”
The latest launch of the book takes place in the An Chroí Enterprise Centre, Tubbercurry on this Wednesday 20th at 8pm. All welcome.
Image – A photograph of the Stirabout Bridge near Cloonacool from the new book, The Winds of the Moy Revisited.