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.
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.
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.