AUTHOR Dónal Minihane will launch his award-winning and critically-acclaimed novel, Clíona’s Wave, on July 23rd next at Casey’s Bar in Union Hall
Clíona’s Wave is a novel set in Union Hall and named after the mythical wave located in Glandore Harbour. Dónal’s family are from Union Hall and he used to spend every summer there growing up.
The novel, although a work of fiction, draws on some family history, particularly the story of his great-aunts, who both left Union Hall as teenagers under very different circumstances. Originally from Limerick, Dónal now resides in Doolin, Co Clare.
Clíona’s Wave is his debut novel and a winner of the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair, Dónal has also been shortlisted for the K Award for Short Fiction and is the founder and director of the Doolin Writers’ Weekend.
Actor Jeremy Irons commented about Clíona’s Wave: ‘I enjoyed reading it immensely from the first to the last. It is a real page-turner. As a writer Minihane has the gift of getting under the skin of changing attitudes, always with a strong, rather than sentimental, compassion. I will certainly be recommending it to all my friends.’
The book launch is taking place as part of Union Hall’s annual Festival by the Sea and kicks off with a drinks reception at 9pm followed by a reading from the author.