BALLINCOLLIG: writers group host Coffee morning for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

14 September 2017
By Bryan Smyth


The Ballincollig Writing Group called ‘Litwrits’ are in the initial stages of releasing their second book in early November. The book will be called ‘Further Tales from the White Horse’ and proceeds from the sale will go to Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. There will be a coffee morning in Allcare Pharmacy, Ballincollig on the 15th September from 11:00am until 2:00pm. To promote and raise funds for the publication of the book. All are very welcome to drop in for a coffee and listen to stories from the book.

The new book is a follow on from their first publication of combined writing called ‘Tales from the White Horse’. The new book will consist of short stories, fictions, fantasy, humour, poetry and much more. The ‘Litwrits’ are a local writing group of 9 people who have come together over the years and have a common interest and passion for writing and literature. The group meet regularly in the White Horse Bar in Ballincollig and found it very appropriate to name the book after it.

Diana Cassidy, member of Litwrits, said ‘we are seeking as much support as possible for the new book which is a group collaboration of our own work. We chose Muscular Dystrophy Ireland as it is charity that provides vital support and respite to many families living in Cork”. The group have sourced sponsorship from local businesses to cover the costs of print, production and to ensure all proceeds from the sale will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy Irelands respite support services.

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland is a voluntary organisation which provides information and support to people with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular conditions and their families through a wide range of support services. Families affected by the condition muscular dystrophy need different supports and MDI strives to provide services based on individual needs. It does this through the provision of: family support, youth support, emergency respite, youth activities and a ‘Home from Home’ apartment in Dublin. This is a wheelchair accessible three bed roomed apartment adapted to the highest specification to empower and promote independent living for people with physical & sensory disabilities. This apartment provides breaks for people with disabilities and their families. It is about ensuring that the disabled person is part of the community. It also provides the family with the opportunity to book the apartment as a whole family.

From mid-November the ‘Further Tales from the White Horse’ will be available to buy from Allcare Pharmacy in Ballincollig and the price will be €9.99. For further information or enquiries please check out Ballincollig Litwrits Facebook page or email

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