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Book Launch: See The Wood From The Trees
Book Launch: See The Wood From The Trees by Marion McGarry and Dermot O’Donovan
Tadhg O’Mahony, senior scientific officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, will launch See The Wood From The Trees by Marion McGarry and Dermot O’Donovan (Artisan House, Letterfrack, 2018).
Stunningly designed and highly visual, See The Wood From The Trees documents the story of trees felled by storms in Áras an Uachtaráin and subsequently gifted by the President, Michael D. Higgins and his wife, Sabina, to GMIT Letterfrack. Around this simple but inspired gesture, the book tells of the chequered history of trees in Ireland as well as the story of Áras an Uachtaráin and the plantations in its grounds. It also tells the remarkable story of the transformation of a central building in the Quaker-founded village of Letterfrack, from its use as an industrial school to the home of a GMIT campus through partnership with Connemara West.
In a thoughtful foreword, President Higgins speaks of the connection between Áras an Uachtaráin and Letterfrack as ‘one founded on innovation and artistic vision’. Architect and broadcaster Duncan Stewart provides the introduction to the book, and its expressive visuals are complemented by the poems The Farmleigh Tree Alphabet by Theo Dorgan.
The book is available in three formats: a hardback edition; a special limited hardback edition; and a deluxe limited edition. The hardback edition is available in bookshops, while the special and deluxe limited editions are available directly from Artisan House.