The end of an era will be marked in Portlaoise this week as one of the town's great storytellers has completed his final book.
Johnny O'Brien's latest book entitled 'The Town I Loved So Well' will be launched by Fr Paddy Byrne at the Portlaoise Parish Centre from 7pm on Thursday night, December 15.
The book features local stories and photographs. Funds raised from the sale of the book will go to the Fatima Fund.
All are welcome.