A write good gathering

    Pat Murphy, principal and Brenda Foskin teacher at Duiske College

    AN EXCITING collaboration between Graignamanagh Library and Duiske College led to a packed library.

    Author and hurling hero Jackie Tyrrell was invited to share his experience of writing his much acclaimed autobiography ‘The Warrior’s Code’.

    The seeds of the idea were sown when Duiske College students and staff were working towards achieving their WellRead Award for promoting literacy in their school and community.

    Words of wisdom from Jackie

    There were over 150 in attendance as students and members of the community were treated to a wonderfully inspirational talk by the captivating author.

    The talk was followed by a rendition of ‘Doherty’s Dog’ by students, a song inspired by the poem of the same name by local poet Pat McDonald.

    Students also wrote poetry about ‘The Spirit of Kilkenny’ and ‘The Mind behind the game’ inspired by Jackie Tyrrell and these are displayed on the ‘Poet-Tree’, and can be read in the library.

    Poet Tree

    “We were delighted to host this wonderful event”, branch manager Majella Byrne told The Reporter.

    “We have a fantastic relationship with Duiske College staff and students and between us we continue to bring the love of reading and literacy to all in the community.”

    There was a question and answer session with Jackie which threw up some very interesting and probing questions.