Monday, August 12, 2013

Living on the Edge

Congratulations to Mark Brady from Flowerhill Navan, on the publication of his new book " Living on the Edge.

The Lord Mayor of Navan, Francis Dean will host a public reception for the Mexican Ambassador Carlos Garcia de Alba, who will be launching Mark's book. The launch will take place in the Town Hall, Navan at 11 o'clock on the morning of Tuesday 13th August. Other dignitary's will include Dr. Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath and Canon John Clarke, Rector of Navan Union of Parishes.

While on a visit to his sister Miriam, in Dallas Texas in 1984, ( sadly Miriam has since passed away 01-11-2010 may she rest in peace )  Mark took a train south into Mexico there he met a group of people who were to become very important in his life- the Tarahumara Indians. Mark has lived among them for almost 30years commuting back and forth to Navan where he raises badly needed funds to help the Tarahumara Indians. Mark says the Tarahumara are a proud people with their own language, customs, craftwork and christian beliefs. They have survived for 400 years living on the edge of the impressive Sierra Madres, having been driven there by the Spanish soldiers who arrived in search of gold and silver.

The early chapters of the book are devoted to his own life growing up in Navan
There are almost 300 pages with relevant colourful photographs which enhance the pages.

The book can be bought in your nearest parish book shop and in James Hartens Shop, Navan Shopping Centre.

Price €17 or the public can avail of a special offer of two books for €30 during Marks Tarahumara display in the shopping centre from August 5th till 19th.

All proceeds from the sale of the book goes to the Tarahumara Fund.
For more information visit Mark    H E R E