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Book Launch - The Skelper and Me
Sunday, 24 November 2019  8:30  
 
 
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Sunday, 24 November 2019,  8:30 - 11:00
 

Respected Derry writer and current Chairperson of the Bloody Sunday Trust , Tony Doherty who  recently launched the final instalment of his three-part memoir, “The Skelper and Me: A Memoir of Making History in Derry” will be in Doyles Camlough this Saturday (24th Nov) night to launch his book locally. 

He will also discuss aspects of his life and read from his book.

Tony’s close friend  local  MLA Conor Murphy will Chair proceedings.

The Derryman  who is currently Chairperson of the Bloody Sunday Trust, lost his father Patrick on Bloody Sunday. Patrick was one of the fourteen civilians murdered by the Parachute Regiment. 

The book covers Tony Doherty’s time in prison after he was sentenced for IRA activity. It follows the earlier publications covering his life through the killing of his father, Patrick on Bloody Sunday. It also follows Doherty’s involvement in the campaign which eventually led to the establishment of the new Saville Inquiry.

Tony speaking about his most recent publication, said  he had felt an obligation to his father to write the book.

“It was a labour of love. In essence the book is about the relationship between the son and the father. I felt privileged to be able to write about him and to take his case and lay it before the world,” he said.

The event is open to all. 

Location Doyles Bar
Main Street
Camlough
Co Armagh
 
 
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