Coal Mining runs deep in the Castlecomer Community, and no better man to tell the story than ex Miner Seamus Walsh. Seamus Walsh is from Castlecomer (formally of the Old-road Moneenroe) which is the heart of the coal mining area of Leinster. His family also worked in the mines, including his Father, brothers PJ & Liam and two of his brothers in law Danny Shallow and John Delaney.
“Coal in the blood is a true story from the mines it tells of the hardship the strife strikes and vindication over a long number of years. Coalmining was the backbone of our economy in Castlecomer. The launch is on Friday the 29th of June in the Community hall and all are welcome launch by Dr. Michael Conway special guests is The Castlecomer male voice choir hope to see you there”. Seamus Walsh
Seamus wrote about life in the mines in his book “In the Shadow of the Comer Mines” a hugely popular account of lie in the mines and in Castlecomer. We are delighted that Seamus has penned further memoirs in his latest book “Coal in the Blood”.
This book will be launched in Castlecomer Community Hall on Friday June 29th at 8.30. Michael Conway will launch the book and there will be entertainment and refreshments.
The Castlecomer Male Voice Choir will provide entertainment on the night.
This will be truly memorable event and we encourage anyone with an interest in history, coal mining or simply great human stories to come along.