Friday, March 07, 2008

Book Launch:Journeying Through Irish History

Book Launch
Originally uploaded by Gary McMurray.

The day has finally come! This morning my book 'Journeying Through Irish History: Exploding Myths' was launched this morning in Omagh Library. The event was well attended by members of the publisher and host group, West Tyrone Voice, as well as friends and representatives of other victims groups.

Speakers included Dr Hazlett Lynch, Director of West Tyrone Voice, Lesley Finlay, Treasurer of WTV, and Gareth Porter from the HURT group based in Lurgan. I said a few words myself as well!

If you would like a copy of the book, you can get them directly from the West Tyrone Voice office*, or from myself. All proceeds are going to the work of West Tyrone Voice with the victims of republican terrorism, and there is a recommended donation of £8 for the book.

* - West Tyrone Voice, Grange Court, Moyle Road, Newtownstewart. BT78 4AP. Cheques payable to West Tyrone Voice, and please add a couple of £ sterling for postage.


  1. Gary

    We sold 107 books so far. This includes the 95 sold at the launch. Plus your 36.

    There is an advert goint into the Newsletter tomorrow (Sat 5th If you want to get a copy.

    I am having a problem leaving a comment with my name I have to go annon. Perhaps you could help me.


  2. CHRISTOPHER LUKE (Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England).23 August, 2008 15:11

    Gary, As an Englishman by birth but an Ulsterman by adoption (in view of my love of Northern Ireland and my late paternal grandfather coming from rural County Londonderry), I wish you every success with the sales of your book and will do what I can to promote it on the Mainland.

    Conscious as I am that, in the words of Christ to His disciples, "every kingdom divided against itself shall be brought to desolation and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand" (Matthew 12 v24), and am ever mindful that "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free" (John 8 v32) I add "The Union of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland we will maintain", and together we can - and must - tell our people the truth about our country to liberate them and us from the bondage of disinformation and untruth about our land and people.

    May Almighty God be pleased to bless and uphold your witness for truth and freedom.

  3. Sadly this was the greatest load of rubbish I’ve ever flicked through. Politicians and/or people with a political axe to grind should refrain from attempting to give history lessons; the result will only ever be a fantasy at best and a lie at worst.

  4. To my anonymous friend in Dublin, I'm sorry you think it's rubbish. The book is a carefully researched study of Irish history, and brings surprises and uncomfortable points to people from all sides. Thanks for dropping by to leave a comment.