In a week which has seen the movie world reminisce over Hollywood blockbuster ‘Back to the Future’ RTE midlands correspondent Ciaran Mullooly will be charting his own journey through time this week.
The Lanesboro native will officially launch his latest publication, ‘Back to the Future’ at Longford County Library this Friday.
Special Correspondent with the Irish Independent and former Longford News journalist, Paul Williams, will be on hand to officially launch the book.
‘Back to the Future’ is Mullooly’s most recent piece of writing. He released ‘‘Death on Holy Thursday’ in 2006 which focused on the shooting of John Carthy in Abbeylara.
More than eight years on, the experienced journalist has put pen to paper once more, this time with an altogether different feel.
“It all started I suppose when I met RTE’s Head of News Kevin Bakhurst in January 2011 and we had a chat about St Mel’s Cathedral and the documentary about it,” he remarked.
“I said at the time that I wanted to put something over the last 25 years into print both on personal stories and ones that I had covered. From that aspect, it’s a combination of both.”
Perhaps not surprisingly, the historic restoration of St Mel’s Cathedral looms large, accounting for two of the book’s 23 chapters.
But so too does Mullooly’s deep affection for his native shores of Lough Ree in scenic Lanesboro/Ballyleague.
“It’s not a national publication as such, but more of a parochial book, a career journey I suppose you could say,” added Mullooly.
As for whether we can expect any further releases from the Mullooly memoirs, the man himself offered up a typically light-hearted reply.
“You never know,” he said.
“There might be a few more stories in me yet.”
The official launch is set for 6pm this Friday with a local launch by RTE’s Marty Morrissey to be held in the Lanesboro and Ballyleague area on November 10 next.