BOOK OF POETRY: Peter Doyle from Ross Road has written a book of poetry in aid of his friend Sully. Photo: Michelle Crean
By Michelle Crean
One local man, keen to help a local man back on his feet, has penned a book of poetry.
It’s the third such book by Peter Doyle from Ross Road, and second one to help others.
Peter, who works in Randles Hotel, says he’ll donate the proceeds from the book ‘Are You Writing?’ to his friend Sully, who is continuing his recovery from sepsis.
“I’ve been struggling and surviving more than living,” Peter told the Killarney Advertiser this week.
“I know Sully all my life. The reason I’m donating the money is that Sully has gone through more and I wanted to help.”
The title of the book came about as Peter explained that in the past he has written two other books, with proceeds from the last one in 2013 donated to Pieta House.
“‘Are You Writing’ is a question people always ask me and the last few years I haven’t been writing.”
His latest offering is primarily poetry with pros and social commentary, he explained.
“It’s been in my head the last year. The main theme is the passing of time and how deceptive it can be.”
Peter has ordered 300 books and they are on sale for €8 in Easons, Lir Café, Centra and Amber in Muckross.
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