Dublin Folk Tales was launched in Dublin on April 19, 2012 by storyteller Jack Lynch.
The venue was the Teacher’s Club at 36 Parnell Square, a Georgian building in the heart of the city that has seen many people, some unknown to all but themselves, some famous and some even infamous in one way or another, pass through its doors.
The room chosen for the launch is the room where singing teacher Dr. Vincent O’Brien privately coached James Joyce and John McCormack in singing lessons, so many lifetimes ago.
Not to be outdone, Jack Lynch sang The Twang Man, an old Dublin song of love thwarted, for the assembled guests.
In launching Dublin Folk Tales, Jack said Brendan Nolan with this book has joined Éamonn MacThomáis and others as a Dublin storyteller.
”Brendan’s love of his city shines through the pages,” said Jack Lynch.