Brigid now a published author – at 95!

A Roscommon woman became a published author earlier this week, just one day shy of her 95th birthday!

Brigid Kavanagh, who is originally from the Strokestown area of Co. Roscommon but has spent most of her life living in Dundrum in Dublin, used lockdown to publish her first book called ‘In My Mind’s Eye – Walking Amongst Ghosts’.

Brigid featured on RTÉ News earlier this week after taking delivery of 500 copies of the book which is now available to buy locally and on Facebook.

Brigid said she was “absolutely thrilled” after her family, including sons Declan and Sean, helped her to realise her long-held ambition of becoming an author.

The book is a memoir which draws on Brigid’s experiences in London at the end of the Second World War and returning to raise a family in Dublin. Her time spent growing up in Roscommon features heavily.