Reader Reviews

Some kind words from readers of the book

This book is quite extraordinary and well worth reading. It is a great example of storytelling in the tradition of the Irish Seanachoi.

Mike paints a picture of Dublin in the rare old times, describing his experience of growing up in Drimnagh and his memories of joining Guinness (Dublin) in 1952 at the age of 14 and his eventful career within Ireland’s greatest company.

His involvement in award winning film making and photographing the River Shannon is absorbing.

Angela’s encounter with Chronic Pain over twenty years is a truly heroic story of where suffering, endurance and love shine through.

His career in Industrial Relations reflects his outsider credentials as he tells a great story of IR during that period.

I have no hesitation in recommending this book.

Dr Eddie Molly. Consultant and commentator on TV & Radio.

Dr. Eddie Molloy

I congratulate Mike on the completion of this work, which has taken several years, and I commend it to those with an interest in social history, Guinness history, film-making, and, especially those who travelled with Mike on this journey from Drimnagh to the world of Industrial Democracy.

Tony Corcoran

Book Release Party from the Royal Marine

The Book Release

From the beautiful Royal Marine Hotel in Dublin’s coastal town of Dun Laoghaire, with speech extracts from Dr. Eddie Molloy, Michael’s daughter Julie Anne Lawlor and Michael himself.

Guinness Film Society: An IFI Presentation

The IFI Irish Film Archive has restored three films from the Guinness Film Society Film Group, including “Emerald Shannon,” “Liffey Faces,” and “Ciall Cheannachaigh.” The restoration was supported by the Heritage Council and Dublin Port Company. The films will be introduced by Mike Lawlor at a unique presentation on Wednesday 17th May 2023 at 6:20pm at the IFI.

Details and tickets available directly from the Irish FiIm Institute.

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