Posted by: Colman | July 11, 2013

Dublin Lord Mayor Launches Gordon Bennett Race Book

Dublin Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn celebrated his first week in office on July 5, 2013 by launching an anniversary reissue of Brendan Lynch’s “Triumph of the Red Devil. The Irish Gordon Bennett Cup Race.”

Photo shows (left to right); Brendan Lynch, Dublin Lord Mayor, Oisin Quinn and MEP Emer Costello.

Photo shows (left to right); Brendan Lynch, Dublin Lord Mayor, Oisin Quinn and MEP Emer Costello.

The Lord Mayor insisted:

“We are indebted to Brendan who worked so diligently on his celebration of such a significant event in Irish sporting, motoring and social history. He has faithfully recorded the event, just as he has literary Dublin in his other books.”

Sponsored by Mercedes, the launch attendance included Mercedes chief executive, Stephen Byrne, Belgian ambassador, Robert Devriese, former international Rally winner, Rosemary Smith, and members of motoring clubs.

Emer Costello MEP recalled:

“In July 110 years ago, Europe came to Ireland with the running of the Gordon Bennett Cup. Even James Joyce was moved to write a story in Dubliners about the event. In thanking Brendan, we must also include his wife Margie, for all her support and encouragement!”

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