“At age ninety, Ken Dooley, noted Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame playwright, author, publisher, political consultant, and raconteur decided, with a nudge from his admirers, to compose a series of brief essays recounting his varied life experiences. His observations, based on first-hand involvement, bear the appropriate title Dooley Noted. His insightful recollections are notable indeed! During his long and eventful career, Ken has encountered the famous and infamous, the literati, scholars, athletes, politicians, clergy, the military, and those who led an ordinary life, except for an extraordinary encounter with Mr. Dooley.”
— Dr. Patrick T. Conley, Historian Laureate of Rhode Island.
July 14, 2022
You may recall that longtime Museum of Newport Irish History member, past Crowley Lecture Series guest speaker, author of more than 40 books and plays, including “The Murder Trial of John Gordon,” and Rhode Island Heritage Hall of FameInductee, Ken Dooley, launched his latest project, the book Dooley Noted, late last year.
This autobiographical tribute to the notable people and events that have shaped Ken’s long and interesting life was introduced during a festive book launch last December at The Beatrice Hotel in Providence, attended by many Museum members and friends.
We’re delighted to share that Ken will be on hand
at the Museum’s Interpretive Center:
648 Lower Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
Saturday, July 23, 2022
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Stop by, meet Ken, and pick up a signed copy of his book!
(If you already have the book, stop in and say “Hi” to Ken anyway. He’d love to see his old friends and meet new ones)
100% of book sale proceeds
benefit Rhode Island non-profits.
The softcover book, which makes a great gift, is $24.95 (cash, credit or check payable to “R.I. Publication Society”). The book may also be purchased online at KenDooley.org by clicking the below button:
You might also enjoy this inspiring video of Ken being inducted into the R.I. Heritage Hall of Fame, with a rousing introduction by Dr. Scott Molloy, another longtime Museum member and popular Crowley Lecture speaker:
Click Here for Museum Board of Directors Contact Info. and list of deceased board members, fondly remembered.
The MISSION of the Museum of Newport Irish History is to tell the story of the Irish immigrants and their descendants in Newport County and the surrounding area from the colonial era to the present. It also seeks to preserve artifacts and mementos relating to their experiences and facilitate