Noel Sweeney’s recently released autobiography – ‘Don’t say you weren’t Taul!, Noel Sweeney – A Memoir’ has this week hit the Number 1 spot in the Eason’s Bestseller charts.
The book is flying off the shelves since it’s launch only a few weeks ago, proving to be a very popular Christmas gift for parents and grandparents alike.
Noel said “Finger’s crossed if the book keeps selling this week, I could have my first Christmas No. 1 at the age of 70!”.
In this entertaining book, Noel recalls his early days growing up on a small farm in Ballymaleel outside Letterkenny, his successful career in the wedding band Barney and the Circle as well as his many trials and tribulations in building his well-known driving school business Swilly Drive.
Noel reminisces about the ‘the auld days’ of being brought up in the 1950s and 1960s, dancing in the Fiesta Ballroom in the mid-1960s and playing music around Donegal in the 1970s and 1980s.
He also talks openly about the challenges he faced in life and the many twists and turns in his varied and interesting life.
Noel said, “I’ve been blown away by the response and feedback I’ve been getting. I’ve been very humbled by the many compliments and am delighted the book has been selling well. The more books we sell, the more money we raise for the various homeless charities and that’s what’s it all about really.”
Noel laughed and said “After spending more than 40 years striving for success in the music business, it turns out my first Number 1 is in literature. It looking like I choose the wrong career all those years ago! If ever I get my hands on that career planning teacher that sent me astray back in the 1960s!’
All profits from the book are going to raise much-needed funds for charities supporting the homeless.
Don’t Say You Weren’t Taul!, Noel Sweeney – A Memoir can be purchased online at www.noelsweeney.ie.
The book is also on sale in Eason’s book shops, at the Swilly Group offices and all good local book shops.Tags: