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Dyslexia Association Of Ireland & Ballina Library host an Evening with Don Mullan (Ballina Library)

Date(s): Tuesday, 8th March 2011. 6pm - 6.30pm. Open public session 6.30pm - 8pm

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Email: bvarley@mayococo.ie
Phone: 096 70833

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In November, Don Mullan launched a new specialized book collection within Mayo Library Service for children with reading difficulties. So inspirational was his talk on the night of the launch that the North Mayo Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland invited him immediately to return to Mayo to speak on his life and on dyslexia again.

We are delighted to welcome Don Mullan back to Mayo. Don was born in Derry in 1956 but not diagnosed with dyslexia until 1993. He tells a harrowing tale of his school days and his life growing up in Derry but it is also a story of inspiration and courage as he recounts how, despite his reading and writing difficulties, he pursed a career as a writer and investigative journalist.

Don has spent most of his adult life working for justice, peace and human rights around the world. He was instrumental in the reopening of the new Bloody Sunday Inquiry in 1998. He received the 'Defenders of Human Dignity Award' in December 2002 from the International League for Human Rights, at the United Nations.

As well as listening to this inspirational speaker, the evening will provide an excellent opportunity for those with literacy problems to learn a little more on the topic of reading difficulties and to meet others with similiar difficulties. It will also give parents of children with dyslexia an opportunity to see the book collections Mayo Library Service have available. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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