Letterkenny school boost from sales of Hugh Green memoir

A remarkable addition to the book shelves and a financial shot in the arm for a Letterkenny school - Hugh Green’s outstanding memoir was quickly sold out when it initially circulated in shops in the town he grew up in.

A remarkable addition to the book shelves and a financial shot in the arm for a Letterkenny school - Hugh Green’s outstanding memoir was quickly sold out when it initially circulated in shops in the town he grew up in.

But the good news is that 400 more copies have become available and are on sale at a number of outlets in Letterkenny.

And for the Little Angels School, it represents a significant boost with the proceeds all being directed to an establishment where the New Zealand based cattle dealer and businessman has already provided a playground.

“The books cost 15 euro and every penny will be going to the Little Angels School,” said Hugh’s good friend, Mickey Blake this week.

“We had 130 books from the first print run and they sold out within two days. There’s been a huge demand for them and I don’t expect these 400 additional ones to last long either.”

Written in a concise and easy manner, this compelling memoir highlights Green’s life and career from his birth in Raphoe to the establishment of his business interests in New Zealand and everything in between.

“It’s brilliantly put together and makes for a very interesting read,” says Mickey, a point echoed by anyone who has finished the book.

It’s now available at Books Direct in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre; Clarke’s Newsagent, Lower Main Street; Heel to Toe, Upper Main Street; and Mac’s Mace, High Road.

It will also be on sale at the Raphoe Livestock mart on Thursday next, 10th.