- 14 Oct 08
The Beatles And Ireland is a new book exploring The Beatles' Irish connections, including eyewitness accounts of the two gigs they played here.
The Fab Four’s connections with the auld sod are thoroughly explored in The Beatles And Ireland (pictured), a new book co-authored by Laois laser technician-cum-journalist Michael Lynch and Damian Smyth, a Yorkshire-born, Dublin-domiciled photographer and events promoter.
Over 218 fascinating pages, they present eyewitness accounts of the two gigs The Beatles played here in 1963 and 1964; delve into George’s Wexford roots and John’s buying of an island off the Mayo coast; and recount the furor which greeted a solo of Paul’s ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’. Ringo takes a bit of a back-seat throughout but, well, wasn’t that always the way?