Veronica’s Story

In September 2019, NALA and An Post asked if one of our students would present an award at the An Post Irish Book Awards. Veronica Poole, stepped up to the challenge.

Veronica Poole agreed to have a film crew follow her journey. Mary Bambrick was Veronica’s tutor and helped her not only to prepare her speech. She also arranged a visit to a local boutique. No awards night is complete without getting glammed up for the evening!

Veronica was a true pro, from putting pen to paper, to standing on stage with Miriam O’Callaghan and presenting the Bookselling Ireland Non-Fiction Book of the Year, won by Sinéad Gleeson for Constellations.

We are so grateful to Veronica and her family for the generosity and love that they gave to this adventure. We think you will agree that it has resulted in a really beautiful and heartfelt film.

Veronica, we are so proud of you. You are a true inspiration to all of us!

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