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19th Mar 2020
to 19th Mar 2021

Age Range
All ages

The Barracks

Co. Roscommon
F52 VF50

The Barracks: John McGahern Early Years

“Everything interesting begins with one person and one place.”  John McGahern

Installation of a new permanent McGahern Interpretive Exhibition. View items from his writings. Visit the Day Room in the Barracks, immortalised in his work. View selected books alongside large format visuals and audio extracts from each book. Visit the Barracks Room. A room dedicated to the barracks itself and those who served there including Sgt McGahern. 

Under the creative direction of Shane Forsythe, working with Cootehall Development Group, engaging design with diligent research, writing and planning will combine to tell a compelling story to inspire all generations in Cootehall, Co Roscommon.

The Exhibition will be launched with a day of celebrations with the local community and readings by literary figures.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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