Medium Sized Town, Fairly Big Story — Launch this Thursday night!


It’s been out for two weeks but my ‘Medium Sized Town, Fairly Big Story’ book on Gill and Macmil­lan is offi­cially being launched this Thurs­day night, Nov 20th, at 7pm in the Gre­ville Arms Hotel, Mullingar. The launch is tak­ing place upstairs. I am delighted that Hec­tor is per­form­ing the offi­cial launch, apt as it was on his much-missed break­fast show on RTE2 FM where it my local news­pa­per addic­tion finally found a national out­let. Hope that some of the Ire­land AM team will be there too, and we’ll have a few spe­cial guests as well. The evening is being pre­sented by Gill & Macmil­lan and I am also chuffed that one of Ireland’s great lit­tle book­shops Just Books will be look­ing after the book sales on the night. Buy one, buy two! We’ll have wine on tap for every­one (who buys a book!) and it should be a great night; all are wel­come! Spread the word and the good folk at Gill & Macmil­lan and I look for­ward to see­ing you there this Thurs­day evening.

The Gre­ville Arms Hotel is a clas­sic medium-sized town cen­tre hotel, located right in the cen­tre of Mullingar with a car park to the rear. When you’re there, why not sneak a peak at its col­lec­tion of Niall Horan mem­o­ra­bilia or its unusual museum and James Joyce waxwork.

In its first week Medium Sized Town entered the book charts at 24 and in the cut-throat world of books it was just 60 books out­side of the Top 10. Reviews have been pour­ing in with the Irish Exam­iner and Sun­day World both prais­ing it this week, and dozens of local papers have also gave it glow­ing reviews. Media cov­er­age has been super on TV3 (Ire­land AM) and on the radio with mem­o­rable appear­ances on the John Mur­ray Show on RTE Radio 1, the Dave Fan­ning Show on RTE2fm and Sav­age Sun­day on Today FM just a few of many radio inter­views to date.



The book is being launched by Hec­tor Ó’hEochagáin, an apt choice as it was on his much-missed break­fast radio show where Ronan Casey’s Medium Sized Town Fairly Big Story was first brought to the nation.

Hec­tor is a well known award-winning per­son­al­ity from both TV and Radio. His tele­vi­sion and radio career is dis­tin­guished by his relaxed, infor­mal, can­did, and irrev­er­ent style. This ver­sa­tile pre­sen­ter has intro­duced peo­ple and places into our liv­ing rooms and won legions of fans in the process.

Hector’s easy pre­sent­ing style and won­der­ful abil­ity to enter­tain an audi­ence, along with his wide rang­ing inter­ests and expe­ri­ences, in sport, music, food, com­mu­nity, to men­tion a few, trans­fers very eas­ily into the events such as this

He first came to the atten­tion of Irish view­ers with his trav­el­ogue pro­grammes on TG4, the irish lan­guage tele­vi­sion sta­tion. After a few series with TG4, he cre­ated Only Fools Buy Horses, which took a satir­i­cal look at the world of race-horse own­er­ship; and Hang­ing with Hec­tor, which fea­tured Hec­tor spend­ing time with Irish celebri­ties – includ­ing for­mer Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.

Most recently on our TV screens with the sec­ond series of Hec­tor Goes … Hec­tor is cur­rently work­ing on new TV projects.
The launch is open to every­one, and it starts at 7pm sharp. There’s free drink, some very spe­cial guests (see back cover of the book) and it should be plenty of craic!
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