Seamus O’Rourke – Kiss My Arts: Episode 237

Carrigallen’s Seamus O’Rourke came in to the Leitrim Daily studio to talk to Kiss My Arts host Mary Blake about his new gorgeous memoir ‘Standing in Gaps’ and his life and career as an actor & writer.

“Standing in Gaps” is a book that any of us who grew up in rural Ireland will relate to. Of standing in gaps, of playing GAA and of being raised by a village. You can hear his voice in every word, his sincerity, warmth and humour. That being said, he is an absolute rogue, with a sense of devilment and a wit that transcends genres.

Standing in Gaps, is dedicated to his Seamus’ Mother Pauline, a warm and hard working woman. You may well read this book in one sitting, as I did, but it is presented in delicious stand alone chapters that you can dip into it like a series of short stories, each one a gem. The book will make a great gift for friends and family and although it is set so proudly in Leitrim, everyone will remember similar characters, stubborn, awkward and fumbling, but always full of heart.

Available now from his website, Masterson’s and the post office in Carrigallen, The Reading Room and Mulvey’s in Carrick-on-Shannon. Seamus has also recorded an audio version of this book, available on CD & for those of you who would like to hear the book read in his dulcet tones.

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