'Hitching for Hope' by Ruairí McKiernan (Livestream Event, 26 March)
Join social campaigner and charity founder Ruairí McKiernan on Thursday, 26 March at 8pm for the virtual livestream launch of his book Hitching for Hope - a Journey into the Heart and Soul of Ireland.
Ruairí will be joined by a range of special guests including senators Lynn Ruane and Frances Black and renowned violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire for what will be a special community gathering of conversation, inspiration and music. The event is free to all and will be available on www.facebook.com/hopehitching and on www.hitchingforhope.com.
This book is a paean to nuance, decency and possibility." - Colum McCann, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin and Apeirogon.
About the book
Following the collapse of Ireland s Celtic Tiger economy, social campaigner Ruairí McKiernan questions whether he should join the mounting number of emigrants searching for greater opportunity elsewhere. McKiernan embarks on a hitchhiking odyssey with no money, no itinerary and no idea where he might end up each night. His mission: to give voice to those emerging from one of the most painful periods of economic and social turmoil in Ireland s history. Engaging, provocative and sincere, Hitching for Hope is a testimony to the spirit of Ireland. It is an inspirational manifesto for hope and healing in troubled times.
‘Ruairí’s tale of his journey comes as a breath of fresh air, awakening us to the adventures in store when we embark beyond well-trod routines into new encounters.' Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life
‘Ruairí takes note of what many of us sometimes fail to see. Always revealing, always caring and compassionate.’ -- Christy Moore, singer-songwriter
‘Irish at its core and international in its search for optimism and communal involvement, it’s an easy and uplifting read.’ Peggy Seeger, singer-songwriter; author of First Time Ever