I am always happy when I can write and publish something to promote community service or community interest events. My last three newspaper articles published in Southside People have been coverage of volunteer litter removal gatherings and a series of free concerts to support young musicians. As a volunteer writer, I think it's important to give these events the press they so deserve but can't afford to buy.
I have a new article in the June/July 2014 issue of another free community newspaper NewsFour. For the article, I went to a historical lecture by local Donnybrook historian and author Dr. Bernice M. Doran. The lecture was sponsored by the Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, and Sandymount Historical Society. I had already attended several lectures sponsored by this enthusiastic group. Before the lecture, I sat down with Dr. Doran and asked some questions about her recently published book, Donnybrook: A History. She shared with me some of her research methods, interesting finds, and talked about her next book, Donnybrook: Then and Now.
In the article, I also shared two of my favorite Donnybrook stories from the book and the lecture. I won't spoil too much here, but one story involves a boxing match, a bus station, and a riot.
I added a link to a [scanned PDF] of the article on the In Print tab above. If an online edition of the article is published, I will update this post and the tab.