Hello all, this fundraiser is organised by Friends of Dermot Hayes to assist our friend Dermot to publish his book: The Road That Rises - a memoir by Dermot Hayes, a boy from Kells -with (ghostwriter) Breda Shannon.
Dermot is well known for volunteering, advocating and campaigning for the rights of all to realise their dreams and make the world a better place. Dermot never personally profited from his fifty years of activism or was it ever a goal. Dermot was and remains motivated by a more significant cause; self-realisation and making the world a better place. His latest labour of love, 'The Road that Rises' is based on this principle.
Dermot has spent the last year writing his memoir with the aid of well-known ghostwriter Breda Shannon.
'The book explores and documents my life as a child growing up in Kells, Corofin, County Clare and through to my years as an activist and campaigner across many causes over seven decades, particularly in Youth Work, Community Activism, Trade Unionism, Worker Co-Operatives, Environmental Causes, Disability Rights and the Independent Living Movement in Ireland. I have been immersed in the local, national and international movement for over thirty years. During this time, I founded, co-founded and headed organisations to represent, campaign and progress rights for people with disabilities.
To publish his memoir, Dermot needs the support of family, friends, and his wider community. By assisting with the costs of publishing, printing and launch, you will help Dermot realise his dream. Thank you.
Profits from 'The Road that Rises' will be donated to:
1. Clare Leader Forum – (set up in 2014; this diverse group of disabled citizens supports each other and the wider community to understand their lived reality better).
2. The Corofin Hall And Field Fund.
- Dermot plans to launch his book at Saint Patrick’s Hall Corofin on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. (To do so, he needs to cover; publishing, printing and launch and we want to help him do so).