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.