John McNamee's funeral took place today in
PortLaoise in the presence of a considerable crowd.
EIBF was represented by Françoise
Dubruille, Director, and Tim Godfray, CEO of the Booksellers Association of the
UK & Ireland, and Member of the EIBF Executive Committee.
John was born in County Armagh, Northern
Ireland, and moved to the Republic of Ireland early on in his career. He opened
his first bookshop in Portlaoise, Laois Educational Supplies, in 1986 and a
branch in Newbridge in 1988. Read more »