Louise (Lou) Coghlan has launched her first book and is undertaking a 32-county book tour to share a no-ordinary story with the public.
She has penned the life story of Granny Nancy, who rose to fame in the many lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 as Ireland’s oldest, and passed away on September 10th, 2021.
Coghlan – who previously appeared on That’s Farming – launched ‘Granny Nancy, Ireland’s Oldest Lady Who Lived, Loved and Laughed for 107 Years’ in Hamlet Court Hotel in Johnstownbridge in Co. Kildare to a “packed” audience in recent weeks.
As she took to the stage to launch her grandmother’s story, the feelings of hope, healing, joy and excitement were evident in the room as attendees took their seats in a “function fit for a celebration like no other”.
Esteemed guests alongside Lou, included:
- Broadcaster Anne Marie Kelly;
- Journalist, Eddie Rowley of the Sunday World;
- Sahm Venter, editor of ‘The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela’;
- Actress, Mary McEvoy;
- Former RTÉ correspondent, Ciaran Mullooly.
Lou told That’s Farming: “What a conversation was had, and the electric feeling of joy and healing again felt on stage.”
“So much goodness sat together at this event that not only were the words shared positive, but the consensus as it ended was one of a huge bright sense of optimistic energy and an injection of hope for the future for one and all.”
The Granny Nancy Cup of Tea Book tour has taken Lou from Kildare to Offaly to Fermanagh, Mayo, Westmeath, Meath, Limerick, and several other counties.
As Christmas moves closer, Lou is still on the road with her plans for 2023 “as exciting as they have been in 2022”.
“With a wonderful story of Granny Nancy’s life in a full-coloured book, many people are now requesting me to bring about a live show where I can speak about Granny Nancy in a true storytelling way as well as share her words through the book.”
“Also, a trip is in the works to bring the life of Granny Nancy ‘Stateside’ next year with interest and invites arising worldwide.”
“If you might like to hold, share and enjoy the life story of 107-year-old Granny Nancy in your hands as a Christmas present for yourself or a loved one, you can order it from www.livingandlaughingwithlou.com.”
“You can find more information on Facebook,” she concluded.