02 Jul 2022

Dimma's Books welcomes book lovers to Roscrea's first boutique book shop

Dimma's Books welcomes book lovers to Roscrea's first boutique  book shop

At the opening of Dimma's Books by are Tony Brennan (SVP Roscrea Treasurer), Conty Cunningham (President Roscrea SVP), George Cunningham of Dimma's Books and Flan Maher (SVP Roscrea) Photo PJ Wright

Dimma's Books - the boutique bookshop in Vincents Roscrea with almost all new books is up and running after its official opening by conference president Con Cunningham on Saturday morning in Church Street.

Named after the Monk Dimma, who penned the famous manuscript named after him and associated with Roscrea and currently in Trinity Library - the book shop is located only a few footsteps where Dimma created his manuscript on Church Street - in the Vincent's SVP Shop.

The boutique bookshop stocks some extraordinarily rare books of general and local interest and was created by famed Roscrea bibliophile, historian and author, George Cunningham - who also founded Roscrea People and Parkmore Press.

Conference President Conty Cunningham said: “I am delighted as President of the SVP conference here in Roscrea in our beautiful Vincent's shop to officially open Dimmas Books, a new boutique bookshop in the town. It will have two main benefits - provide much needed funds for us to help families in the locality and give the town a badly needed upmarket speciality shop.

“I thank George for all his help in bringing this about and all who helped him, Tony, Eileen and others. We hope it will provide many hours of pleasure for a long time for all those who visit”.

Organiser and SVP Hon Librarian George Cunningham thanked all who had made the bookshop a reality. Members of SVP particularly Tony Brennan and Eileen Donovan, shop manager. Michael Bracken, volunteer was a great help to George during the weeks of preparation.

He thanked in particular Roberts Books in Ashbourne for their generosity in sourcing many hundreds of books, Roscrea Express for the delivery of the pallet gratis, Roscrea Signs for the original Dimma shop sign at no cost to SVP.

A small crowd of book lovers gathered to wish the bookshop well; it is hoped that many many more will visit, browse and buy during the coming weeks. There are incredible bargains of new books: fiction of all kinds; children's and a wide range of non fiction both Irish and international. All at really rock bottom prices.

Dimmas Books is open Monday to Friday, 10.00 to 4.00 and alternate Saturdays, 10.00 to 1.00. Proceeds to help families in the locality.

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