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Days We Remember by Deridre Purcell




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Days We Remember: Momentous Events in Irish Life
by Deirdre Purcell
Published by Hachette Books Ireland in 2008.

In Ireland over the past forty years, we have had many days to remember. We have laughed and cried, cheered and changed as the country has become a major economy and a multicultural nation. In Days We Remember Deirdre Purcell, using her own inimitable style, has interviewed twenty-five people and looks back at those key events in Irish life through the eyes of those who were involved - Ray Houghton on scoring that goal, Gill Bowler on the freedom of travelling to a sun holiday, Moya Doherty on the launch of the Riverdance phenomenon, Johnny Logan on winning his first Eurovision, Christy O’Connor Junior on winning the Ryder Cup in 1989 and RTE news correspondent, Tom McSweeney, on the Buttevant rail crash and the Bantry Bay explosion.

Covering both the high and lows of Irish life over the past decades from the lonely death of Ann Lovett, through the Stardust tragedy and the Enniskillen bomb to Italia 90 and the Pope’s visit, Days We Remember, really is a trip down memory lane.

Deirdre Purcell was born and grew up in Dublin. She is the author of eleven bestselling novels and a memoir, Diamonds and Holes in My Shoes, along with several other non-fiction books.

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