Book Launch: “An Unbreakable Dream” by Pat McLoughlin in Newcastle West, Co Limerick

Book Launch: “An Unbreakable Dream” by Pat McLoughlin in Newcastle West, Co Limerick


Join us for an evening of literary celebration as we unveil a compelling work of fiction that resonates with the harsh realities of Irish history. Renowned author Pat McLoughlin is set to launch his latest masterpiece, “An Unbreakable Dream,” published by Limerick Writers’ Centre on Friday, October 6th, 2023, at 6:00 PM. The event will take place in the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West, Co Limerick, and is part of the Éigse Michael Hartnett Literary and Arts Festival. The launch will be graced by the presence of guest of honour, Minister Patrick O’Donovan T.D.

In a gripping tale that draws parallels between fiction and historical fact, “ An Unbreakable Dream ” delves into the experiences of Irish individuals who were transported to Australia for what are now considered minor offenses. Dr Paddy Fulham, in the foreword, aptly notes that this work of fiction mirrors the real-life struggles of many Irish citizens during a time when transportation served dual purposes – ridding the country of perceived “troublemakers” while providing a source of inexpensive labour for white Australian settlers.

Dominic Taylor, representing the Limerick Writers’ Centre, commends Pat McLoughlin as one of Limerick’s finest writers, whose latest offering arrives at a time when its themes resonate profoundly with today’s audience.

Donal Ryan, acclaimed author of “The Spinning Heart,” praises McLoughlin’s exceptional storytelling abilities, noting the author’s ability to capture a world of narrative within a single sentence. McLoughlin’s writing is described as humane, empathetic, and blessedly sincere.

Renowned poet and author Tom Moloney hails “ An Unbreakable Dream ” as a remarkable tale that weaves an intricate tapestry of emotions. Moloney invites readers to embark on a journey through a foreign yet familiar world, transporting them to a distant land and a bygone era with breath taking pace. This narrative promises to leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of its readers.

Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in this captivating literary journey. Join us at the book launch of “ An Unbreakable Dream ” on Friday, October 6th, 2023, at 6:00 PM in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Minister Patrick O’Donovan has the honour of launching this poignant and thought-provoking work. Light refreshments will be served, and signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

About the Author:

Pat McLoughlin is an acclaimed author known for his compelling storytelling and deep exploration of historical narratives. “An Unbreakable Dream ” is his latest work that sheds light on a forgotten chapter in Irish history. Pat was born in Newport, Co. Tipperary but now lives in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. He has written three previous collections of short stories “To Weave with Words”, “From Head to Tale” And “Just One More Thing.” His novel “The Canary in the Mine” was published in 2020 by Limerick Writers’ Centre. He has attended creative writing courses at U.L. and at the Limerick Writers’ Centre and is a member of the Desmond Scribblers Writing Group in Newcastle West.

About the Limerick Writers’ Centre:

The Limerick Writers’ Centre is a hub for literary enthusiasts, fostering the growth of local talent and promoting the rich literary heritage of Limerick.

The book is available to buy online at and from all usual outlets.

For further details: Dominic Taylor; Tel: 087 2996409; E: