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Barking Mad

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Barking Mad is launched

Brendan NolanBrendan's gathering of tales of, liars, lovers, loonies and layabouts was published on November 6, 2008.

may order the book online now for home delivery. See here

Lots of people turned up for the November 11 launch in the Spa hotel, Lucan.

Some are pictured below.

Thanks to everybody for a fun event.



Guss O'Connell and Brendan Nolan

South Dublin County Council Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Guss O'Connell calms a very nervous Brendan who trys to remember what the stories were about, before the launch.




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Mary Mulhall

Historian, author and friend Mary Mulhall launched the book




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Nolan family




A Barking Mad family: Kevin, Rachel, Brendan, Rita, Josh Nolan




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COVA commits

COVA on tour. Cathy, Tommy, Nuala, Ann, and Anna.

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Lions Club






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some Nolans

Susan, Martin, Lynn, Cinta



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Eileen and Kathleen


Sisters Eileen and Catherine






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The laughter never stops for Anna Nolan and Rose Fitzgerald





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John Martin, Monica Martin, Jean Byrne, Richard Venton, Lilian Webb

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Colette and Michael Grant
The Producers

Colette and Michael Grant





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Brendan and  JoshBrendan and Josh writing for the generations



Alison the magic mum





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BarkerBarking Mad is a gathering of funny tales that includes more than 30 hilarious stories amongst which are:

Mandrake the Magician
Walking corpse
Plucking the turkey
Jesse James loved my granny
Poor Jack's weather
I kissed Rock Hudson
No hatchet man
Dreaming a miracle
Dan the moving man
High flying Annie
Private writer
Lash Larrie
Smoking Bonny
Peter petrol
Tunnel of love
The road to Dodsboro
Elvis is on the phone
Kidnapped streaker.

ISBN 978-0-9560810-0-1

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