‘Dukie: The Game of Life’ launched at the Abbey Hotel

There was a big turnout on Thursday evening last for the official launch of local journalist Seamus Duke’s autobiography, ‘Dukie: The Game of Life’.

Roscommon People Managing Editor, Paul Healy, performed MC duties for the event and the official launch was conducted by RTÉ broadcaster Damien O’Reilly. Former inter-county manager, John O’Mahony was a special guest.

Spanning a number of decades, the book covers Seamus’ long and distinguished career in media in the midlands and west and features over 30 interviews with figures from the world of politics, sport, and local communities.

Seamus discusses everything from nostalgic GAA memories, being up close and personal with former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds…and even a chance meeting with the great George Best!

Addressing those in attendance at last Thursday’s launch, Mr. Duke thanked Paul and Fiona Healy of the Roscommon People for their work in editing and designing the book as well as his colleagues in the local media, and those who contributed in any way to the book and its launch.

He also paid special tribute to his wife Teresa, and daughters Syrea, Aisling, Maeve and Caoimhe, and thanked them for their love and support throughout.

Priced at €15, ‘Dukie: The Game of Life’ is available to purchase from the Roscommon People offices, John Corcoran Menswear, ETL Roscommon, Casey’s Roscommon, SuperValu Roscommon, Newsround (Roscommon and Longford), Mulvey’s, Carrick-on-Shannon, Timothy’s Londis, O’Brien’s, Lanesboro, Dawn Till Dusk Strokestown, Cahill’s SuperValu Castlerea, Kelly’s SyperValu Boyle, Newsround Ballaghaderreen, Burgess Bookshop Athlone, SuperValu Monksland, and Sammon’s Ballinasloe.

The book is also available nationwide from Padraig Kelly through PKSupplies.ie.

See gallery below for images from the night