The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council welcomed Douglas McClarty to Cloonavin on Thursday 3rd June to find out more about his new book.
‘Plastic Sandals’ is a collection of poems, pictures and a story dedicated to his late brother, David, who many people will remember as a former Councillor and Mayor of Coleraine.
Offering his congratulations to Douglas, Alderman Mark Fielding said: “I have many fond memories of sharing the Council chamber with David McClarty. I worked closely with him on the Coleraine 400th Anniversary Committee in 2013 and this new book is a beautiful way to remember him.
“I very much enjoyed Douglas’ writing and the social history of growing up in the Heights area of Coleraine in the 1950/60’s along with memories of his late brother David.
“I would like to thank him and his wife Karen for taking the time to meet with me and I was pleased to be able to acknowledge his book in this way.”