Malachy’s book continues to travel



Back in April we brought you news of Knockcroghery native, Malachy Donoghue’s autobiography.

  Malachy, who has set foot on every continent, was born in Roscommon in 1927 before moving to Alaska, where he worked on the Alaskan pipeline and on to New York, where he lived out his retirement surrounded by his loving family including wife Maureen and his three children Jim, Maura and Mike.

  Malachy had written his autobiography before he passed away in September 2016 at the age of 89. The book, which was released earlier this year, has appeared on Amazon bestseller lists and Malachy’s son Mike is grateful for the support it has received in Co. Roscommon.

  “It’s been pretty successful, it’s really doing well actually. It was the first anniversary of my father’s death at the end of last month (September) and he would have been really honoured and shocked that his book has appeared on Amazon bestseller lists,” said Mike.

  Mike has been a driving force in terms of gaining media coverage of the book and he hopes to continue with a push into countries where the Irish diaspora has taken root.

  “I’ve been talking to seven or eight different newspapers already and we’re hoping to continue to tap into markets in Ireland and places like Canada and Australia.”

  Mike believes the book will appeal to young Irish people currently living abroad.

  “For the time we live in now, anyone can relate to the stories. It’s a positive account of an immigrant in America and that’s not something you hear too much of right now.

  “We’re very happy and very grateful that the book has been so successful. People can go onto The Way it Was Facebook page and find the book on Amazon and Kindle too.”