Book Tour Summary in Photographs

Ireland exceeded my expectations with its beauty. So I decided to summarize my unconventional book tour with Deirdre Gogarty in photographs. I hope readers of the book will enjoy seeing many of the people and places in scenes and chapters set in Ireland of My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl Who Yearns to Box. Click on the first photo to enlarge and scroll through the rest.

Epilogue: The Bridge of Peace

About Darrelyn Saloom

Darrelyn Saloom co-wrote My Call to the Ring: A Memoir of a Girl who Yearns to Box (Glasnevin, 2012) with world champion boxer, Deirdre Gogarty, but her pugilistic passions are confined to a keyboard. Darrelyn lives with her husband and various critters on a horse farm in south Louisiana, where she is working on a collection of personal essays and stories. To learn more, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter: @DarrelynSaloom
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24 Responses to Book Tour Summary in Photographs

  1. cynthia says:

    A perfect way to share your visit! I loved seeing the book come alive and particularly enjoyed the photos associated with chapters!

    • Good morning! Thank you, Cynthia. I stayed up till the wee hours to finish, posted, and then fell back to sleep. I dreamed I was back in Ireland and calling room service to send me a pot of tea. Now I have to get up and make it myself.

      So glad you loved the photos associated with the chapters. I sure enjoyed being there.

  2. Jodi Paloni says:

    Sculptures and hot water bottle, smokestacks and gyms…details of a book tour in parallel play with a memoir. I raise a glass to you and your adventures.

    • Thanks, Jodi. I’ll raise my cup of tea with you. I thought of writing a post called “Rooftops and Smokestacks.” Funny you noticed those details, too. On the train to Greystones, I got off in Bray (hometown of Anne Enright) but did not run into her. I did have the best latte in a tiny cafe with a framed picture of Hank Williams on the wall.

  3. These photos represent an incredible panorama of what must have been one of the most magical experiences you’ve ever had. Thanks so much for sharing this blessing, Darrelyn!

  4. Carol Guillot says:

    ❤ your book tour summary, they say, "a picture's worth a thousand words."

  5. Carolyn says:

    This is a great compliment to the book! I enjoyed viewing the pictures of some of the places mention in the book, as well as the characters. Thanks for taking the time to share this with your readers. 🙂

  6. So nice to see the photos – made the book come more alive for me. And glad you had such a lovely and successful tour.

    • Thrilled to hear it, Barbara. So much happened in two weeks, I couldn’t figure out how to wrap it up in a concise way. I often visit your travel blog, and it inspired my decision to share numerous photos. Then the chapter idea kicked in. I must say, my trip to Ireland made me appreciate what you do more than ever.

  7. davemalone says:

    Having the time this morning to really admire these photographs, I was very emotionally moved–having been on this writing journey with you and Dee for the last couple of years–I can’t imagine how emotional and wonderful the trip must have been for you all…Thanks so much for sharing. Btw, the Saint Laurence Gate is just as I pictured it from the memoir! 🙂

    • Did you notice the two-way traffic sign in front of the gate? Cars fly though the tiny 900-year-old opening. Glad the description fit. Thanks for all your help, Dave. You are the best.

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  9. Marge Helmbold says:

    Dearest Cuz,
    Was delighted with the pictures. You look wonderful and I agree Ireland is a beautiful wonder. How many faries and happy people did you bring home? Keep me posted. We have been to the east coast and just returned home had a lovely trip leaf peekin. Love and best wishes for a wonderful accomplishment.
    Margaret Duke xxxooo

  10. Thanks for this wonderful slide show. Beautiful photos of a beautiful land and people. I hope you got to Dublin’s zoo, gorgeous.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed, Richard. You are right about the land and people of Ireland. I loved everything about it. Sorry to say, I didn’t make it to Dublin’s zoo. But I will return and make it there next time.

  11. Barry Lancet says:

    Darrelyn, what a beautiful photo-essay and a wonderful addition to the book (though it certainly doesn’t need it)!

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