Mayor welcomes Douglas McClarty to Cloonavin to recognise his new book

council news Jun 07, 2021

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council welcomed Douglas McClarty to Cloonavin on Thursday 3rd June to find out more about his new book.

‘Plastic Sandals’ is a collection of poems, pictures and a story dedicated to his late brother, David, who many people will remember as a former Councillor and Mayor of Coleraine.

Offering his congratulations to Douglas, Alderman Mark Fielding said: “I have many fond memories of sharing the Council chamber with David McClarty. I worked closely with him on the Coleraine 400th Anniversary Committee in 2013 and this new book is a beautiful way to remember him.

“I very much enjoyed Douglas’ writing and the social history of growing up in the Heights area of Coleraine in the 1950/60’s along with memories of his late brother David.

“I would like to thank him and his wife Karen for taking the time to meet with me and I was pleased to be able to acknowledge his book in this way.”

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