JACOB BOOK, owner of the book shop, found a bicycle blue book in the wreckage of a crashed vehicle.
“When I came out I saw a book in one of the puddles,” he said.
Mr Book said the book had been found in a puddle of water at the side of a road and was worth more than €1,000. “
It was just a beautiful thing, it’s just a book that was lying there.”
Mr Book said the book had been found in a puddle of water at the side of a road and was worth more than €1,000.
He said the bike race had started in Kilkenny on the day it crashed.
It was the first crash in his history and he had been racing with the team of Jockey and Bicyclist and had raced with his father, the bookseller, when the accident happened.
He and his father are still racing.
“The accident was absolutely horrible.
I think we had to use the bike to get back home and we were still in the water,” he told RTE’s Today programme.
“We’re all in shock.
I have a lot of family and friends in hospital and I don’t want to forget them.”
The bookseller has donated the book to the Irish Museum of Science and History and it is on display there.
He was interviewed on Sunday by Radio Foyle ahead of the exhibition.