Book Launch: The Camino a step at a time with Dolores Marlene Stephenson

The Lantern Project is excited to launch Camino a step at a time by Dolores Marlene Stephenson

Tuesday 11th June 12.30 pm


Event Itinerary

12.30    Welcome by John Smith (CEO) or Helen Geary (Ministry Manager) of Nano Nagle Place
12.35    Karina Healy shares her thoughts on the book then introduces the man who wrote the foreword, Hugh O’Donovan
12.40    Hugh speaks and introduces Dolores Marlene Stephenson
12.50    Author informs about the Camino, shares about her life and stage of recovery upon her pilgrimage and reads excerpts
1.05     Dolores sings ‘Oh Camino’
1.10     Dolores reads from the book (chapter 1 or the introduction)
1.15     Open space for the audience engagement
1.30    ‘The Dolores Marlene Trio’ play/sing songs (Dolores Marlene; vocal. Mary King; piano. Griff Rollefson; double bass)
1.45    Tea and cakes (Made by Margaret Doody)


Take a glimpse of the first Book Launch we were honoured to be a part of.

About the Book
Follow the footsteps of an artist on the road of recovery from addiction as she tells the tale of enlightenment while treading the trail of her past, present, and future. Join this pilgrim on a 900-kilometre walk in search of answers and explore your own challenges through light-hearted and inspirational stories told over forty unique days. Experience what it is like to walk the Camino Francés in real-time, day by day, step by sometimes painful step. From the raw nuts and bolts to the spiritual revelations found en route to the bones of Saint James the Great: This book may well shine a light on the journey of your life. It may be the closest you ever come to walking the Camino de Santiago.


Come walk with me. It is my hope that this journey will encourage you to take the brave step of living yours’
– Dolores M. Stephenson

About the Author
Of Irish and Dominican descent, Dolores was born in London, where she trained as a textile designer. In 2002, she moved to Cobh, in County Cork to follow her creative dreams. Her journey as a portrait and landscape painter, combined with her own personal struggles of addiction, mental health issues, and recovery, has led her into the realm of the written word, where she explores the story of human resilience and personal growth. That resilience has never been more important with the recent diagnosis of advanced lung cancer (Sept 2023). It came in the same month ‘Dolores Marlene’ made her solo debut as a jazz singer in her hometown of Cobh.


If you’d like to connect with another inspiring woman, conclude your experience by exploring our beautifully appointed museum dedicated to the courageous Nano Nagle. Immerse yourself in the rich history behind Nano’s Presentation Sisters and their 18th Century Convent which has been superbly restored.  Stroll through our scenic grounds and garden, visit our unique design & gift shop, and learn more about our current social projects in honour of our Foundress. 


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