Invitation to Book Launch

You are warmly invited to the launch of Feasta’s new book, Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of economic and environnmental collapse, at 3pm on Saturday, 20th November. The event is being held in European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The book is to be launched by Fr. Sean McDonagh, a Feasta member and a prolific author, his most recent books being Dying for Water (2003), The Death of Life : The Horror of Extinction (2004) and Climate Change: The Challenge to Us All (2006). In recent times he has been the central coordinator for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation for the Columban missionaries and the chairperson of Greenpeace in Ireland. He then became a founding board member of Voice, the successor organisation to Greenpeace when the latter left Ireland.

Father Sean McDonagh

At 440 pages, Fleeing Vesuvius is Feasta’s most ambitious publishing project to date. It brings together many of the ideas which Feasta members and others in its network have been developing over the past few years and attempts to assemble them into a coherent approach which would enable humanity to avoid a catastrophic financial, environmental and social collapse. A North American edition will be published by New Society Publishers after Christmas. You can find out more about the book at

As space in Dawson Street is limited to 100 people and, in any case, we need to ensure that the wine does not run out, please let us know if you will be coming by sending an e-mail to By all means bring a friend, but let us know about them, too. It would also be a help if those who want to buy several copies of the book would mention that in the e-mail as our stock is in Cloughjordan and we’ll have to bring lots of boxes up for the day. The book makes an ideal Christmas present and a discount will be available to Feasta members and to those placing quantity orders.

If you are in Ireland and can’t get to the launch but would like to buy a copy of the book, you can do so either by placing your order online at or by going to Books Upstairs, right opposite the entrance to Trinity College on College Green. This is the only bookshop which will have any copies until our Irish book trade distribution arrangements come into effect. The bookshop price is €20. Sales outside Ireland are being handled by Green Books and, in North America, by New Society Publishers.


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