Kemmy's Limerick Miscellany

Mike Finn, Denis O'Shaughnessy (Editor), Dominic Taylor and Mark Lloyd at the Limerick Writers' Centre announcing details of the launch. (Photo; Dave Gaynor)
Kemmy's Limerick Miscellany is an anthology of writing published by The Limerick Writers' Centre and edited by Denis O'Shaughnessy.  To be published 23rd October 2009 7.30pm at Limerick City Library.

Kemmyʼs Limerick Miscellany is a continuation of the late Jim Kemmyʼs highly successful Limerick Anthology (1996) and Limerick Compendium (1997).

Editor of the Miscellany is Denis OʼShaughnessy, who has written several successful and acclaimed books on Limerick. Denis and Jim were classmates in CBS Sexton Street in years of deprivation of the early 1950ʼs, and both left secondary school shortly after starting to pursue respective trades, stone masonry and printing compositing.


Miscellany is a fitting title for this new publication, as the book, likened to Kemmyʼs Anthology and Compendium, will encompass excerpts from the writing of many diverse writers, poets and historians, novelists and journalists, local and otherwise.


Their impressions down the years of Limerick and its people, its history and lore, culture and sport, is the essence of a publication that will open pages that have long remained dormant, alongside those published in the last decade or so. An attractive miscellany as the title suggests, with something for everyone.


Kemmy’s Limerick Miscellany is also a tribute to Jim Kemmy’s huge literary contribution to the city and recognition of his achievement in awakening interest in local history, the spark of which he and other local enthusiasts helped to ignite so many years ago.


Jan O’Sullivan, who was a contemporary of the late Jim Kemmy, will officially launch the book.


Kemmy's Limerick Miscellany will be available online at and from all usual outlets priced €20.00 paperback. ISBN: 978-09562810-0-5

For further details or to pre order contact: Dominic Taylor; Tel: 087 2996409; E:
For trade orders or to request a copy for review, please email:
Enquiries to: The Limerick Writers' Centre, 12 Barringtons Street, Limerick, Ireland.