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Following appeals on yesterday’s Six One News and in the National Newspapers the identity of the Good Samaritan who returned the book ‘The Eucharistic Congress 1932 a Pictorial Record’ to Navan Library 80 years after it was borrowed remains a mystery. Despite assurances from County Librarian Ciaran Mangan that the library would not levy the €4160 fine, to date nobody has come forward to explain the mystery of where the book has been all this time. However we have had many people coming into Navan Library to see the book which is currently on display and we very kindly received this photograph from Sean Reilly, Kells that his father brought home following his attendance of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in 1932.

 Eucharistic Congress 1932

If you happen to have any other photographs, mementos or stories from the Congress, Navan Library would be very interested in hearing from you, it goes without saying that we would also love to hear from the Good Samaritan that returned it to the library for others to enjoy.

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To celebrate Navan Shamrock Festival 2012 Navan Library is delighted to host best-selling author Monica McInerney. Monica McInerney

Award-winning Monica McInerney is the author of the best-selling novels At Home with the Templetons, Those Faraday Girls, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters, Spin the Bottle, Upside Down Inside Out and A Taste for It, and a short story collection All Together Now.

Born in Australia and now based in Dublin, Monica’s new novel Lola’s Secret is out now. A witty and engaging speaker; Monica will disuss her popular work, the secret to writing a successful novel and getting published. This promises to be an entertaining evening and one not to be missed.

Thursday 15th March at 7.30pm

The event is free and all are welcome. Please call 046~9021134 to book a place

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