Tuesday, November 30, 2021

There has been a fantastic response to the Western People’s Christmas Annual 2021 in its first week of sale.

The Western Star was distributed to newsagents across the region late last week and our circulation team has already been busy topping up outlets as initial demand exceeded supply.

The 124-page magazine contains a fantastic array of interviews, nostalgia features, and pictorials. The publication has a real family-friendly feel to it.

“This is the second year of the Western Star and we have really built on our experience from last year,” says Western People editor James Laffey.

“Our editorial team in the Western have produced some fantastic material for the magazine and we have been fortunate to be joined by some of the most talented writers in Mayo who have given us some wonderful pieces for publication.”

There is something for all ages and tastes in this year’s Western Star — from children’s puzzles to crosswords and women’s fashion to the Santa Letters of Yesteryear.

The editorial content focuses on all parts of the county and neighbouring Sligo, with articles and photographs of interest from numerous towns and villages.

“We have drawn on our vast photographic archive for this publication and many of the images contained in it have never been published before,” explains Mr Laffey.

“One of the things we really wanted to do was to produce a festive magazine that would be the perfect antidote to all of the doom and gloom that has prevailed in much of the news media over the past year.

The Western Star is a Covid-free zone! It is a magazine that will hopefully be enjoyed by all the family over the Christmas period and will also be a nice gift to send away to loved ones who may not be able to get home this year and are looking to have a little memento from home sent to them.”

Copies of the Western Star are now available in all newsagents across the region and from mayobooks.ie. It is priced at a very reasonable €4.

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