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Lord of the Rams: Media Coverage - 30 June 2009

Ronan Smith & Eugene Tighe



Eugene Tighe, pictured with Ronan
Smith, picks up two copies of Lord of
the Rams at the book launch back in
August 2008.

This article on Lord of the Rams originally appeared in the 30 June 2009 edition of Cavan Post.

One Book to Rule Them All
A Munterconnaught man who last year self-published a comedy memoir of his life in Cavan and around the world, will soon celebrate the first anniversary of the release of the book which has seen steady progress in sales over the year.

Ronan Smith, a webmaster and editor released the book "The Lord of the Rams" on July 24 of last year and preempted that with the books’ official website which started up in June 2008. It is a humorous account covering 25 years and includes his early life in Cavan and his travels to places like Dublin, New York and London.

Ronan, who will be selling his book at the upcoming Virginia Agricultural Show from Wednesday, August 19 and the Le Chéile festival in Oldcastle from July 28 has seen his book sold all over the world. It continues to win plaudits from the critics and earlier this month an American reviewer described how “touching, funny and compelling” the book is.

“The word is getting out to different countries,” said Ronan. “I’ve had a good few reviews in Ireland and a few in the UK. The reaction to the book has been [favourable] so far. You don’t always hear the bad reports but the good reports have been pretty positive. I think the reviews show that it appeals to a wider audience.”

Ronan gave special thanks to Oliver O’Dwyer (Ramor Inn, Munterconnaught) and the McEvoy family (Supervalu, Virginia) who he said “have been especially generous in their support of the book in the past year”.

To purchase the book or to find out about the author and read reviews of his work you can visit the official website at www.lordoftherams.com.

Click here for the PDF version of this article.

Article by Ronan Maher

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