Echoes of Portglenone

PORTGLENONE residents have been given the chance to tell their stories and memories in a new book, 'Echoes of Portglenone'.

Some time ago, writer Betty Hueston was approached by several Portglenone people to produce a book about the village.

Although she had plenty of information about the area in the form of newspaper clippings, old photographs and her own personal knowledge of living and working in the area.

Betty felt that to have drawn from those resources would only have resulted in Portglenone from her point of view.

She decided it would be much more interesting to give the locals the opportunity to tell their own stories. 'Echoes Of Portglenone' is the outcome of that decision.

The book is an interesting collection of memories - some extremely nostalgic, some quite witty and many of the pictures are sure to be of enormous interest to some of the older residents.

Although Betty has had numerous successes with her own writing, such as stories and poems published in various Newspapers and Magazines, plus two books of her own work and one in partnership with another writer, this publication is by other contributors.

The book moderately priced at 5.95 will be launched during the Bard'n the Bann (Gig'n ther Bann) event in the Church of Ireland Parish Hall, Portglenone on Thursday, September 2.Further copies of the book will be available from Logan's Hardware on Main Street or by contacting Betty on 07785924882