CHRISTY Corcoran, who has published a debut collection of poetry, at the book's launch at Tuam Library last Thursday.

The Best of a Bad Lot!

Christy's poetry brings Tuam’s memories back to life

THERE was barely standing room as friends, family and well-wishers squished themselves a space to hear the poems of Tuam’s Christy Corcoran brought to life last Thursday.

Set to the backdrop of the familiar faces, camaraderie, music and laughter of the Soundbites troupe that Christy was inspired by, his debut book of poetry The Best of a Bad Lot was officially launched.

Before reading the poem ‘Summer’ from the book, Tuam Librarian Aisling Mitchell described Christy’s visits to the building during the quiet Covid lockdowns as “a ray of sunshine” that she always looked forward to.

As each special guest was introduced by Christy’s brother Midie, the audience laughed, smiled and connected with the words, words that Helen Gillard remarked brought about lots of memories of growing up in Tuam. The book is a “gem of a collection” added Helen, after reading one of his poems…

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