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There are many well known people from Leitrim, one of those is author John McGahern, was once described as ‘arguably the most important Irish novelist since Samuel Beckett.’ McGahern spent much of his childhood in Ballinamore and the surrounding areas and describes his early life in Leitrim in his book Memoir.

His mother, Susan, held teaching positions in two schools outside Ballinamore – Lisacarn & Aughawillan. In Memoir, he references in detail his time in these schools, his close connection to his mother and the Leitrim countryside, in particular the railway service which was the main method of transport to Ballinamore. Whilst teaching in Aughawillan, his mother died at a young age and was buried in the grounds of St Patrick’s Church. He then moved to Cootehall, where his father was stationed as a Garda. Having won a scholarship to attend secondary school in the Presentation Brother School in Carrick-on-Shannon, he then went on to St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and trained as a teacher.

Some of his most famous works include The Barracks, Amongst Women, That They May Face The Rising Sun and The Dark, which was banned by the Irish Censorship Board. McGahern never lost his love for Leitrim and returned to live in Fenagh village until his death in 2006. He is buried with his mother in St Patrick’s Church, Aughawillan.

The John McGahern Trail in Ballinamore includes many points of interest that is described in Memoir, including both schools his mother taught in, the gate to his old homestead in Corramahon, Aughawillan, the memorial bench that was erected in Ballinamore in his memory and Pat McManus’ Garage, who inspired the character ‘The Shah’ in That They May Face The Rising Sun. Information on the trail is available at the local library in Ballinamore.
Hamill's Bed and Breakfast is the perfect base to explore the trail, with a #SpecialOffer of a spacious family room available for 2 adults +2 children under 14, for €119, before moving on the explore the Shannon-Erne Blueway.

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3 months ago

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Boherlahan Dualla GAA
Blue skies as the last section of the Fogarty Concrete hurlwall currently is lifted in to position this evening.
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3 months ago

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Ball wall fitted in Boherlahan Gaa ...

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6 months ago

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8 months ago

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Such a worthy cause. Happy Christmas to all.Sincere thanks to Fogarty Concrete of Templederry, Nenagh who donated €3,000 to TLC4CF as Christmas donation this year!

Fogarty Concrete has been a fantastic supporter of TLC4CF through the Ballycommon Sponsored Ride and some of the Fashion events held over the past decade to raise funds for CF. We are delighted with this generous Christmas donation and wish to thank the Fogarty family and staff. Accepting the cheque on behalf of TLC4CF was Theresa O'Brien from Ballycommon.
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11 months ago

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The winner of our two tickets to the ploughing championships is Louise Herlihy Dunworth. Congratulations and we will pm you for your address. Dont forget come visit us at the ploughing Block 2 Row 3 Stand 63. ...

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