A CAPACITY crowd gathered at Cavan County Museum last Thursday evening to celebrate the life and times of local writer, poet, houndman and hunting man Stanislaus Lynch (1907-1983) who holds the extraordinary achievement of winning two Olympic medals for Epic Literature.

A native of Ballyjamesduff, Stanislaus Lynch was a master of the English language and the only Irish writer to be awarded with two Olympic medals - one from the 1948 London Olympics and the other from the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.