John McGahern evening at IT Tallaght

Photographic exhibition “Still” will be on view in ITT Dublin library from October 2013 with official launch of the exhibit on Tuesday 15th October at 18:30 in the institute. The exhibition by Paul Butler visualizes  passages from the writings of John McGahern and the evocation of time and place. This photographic exhibition revolves around the raw beauty and observations of a Leitrim countryside much loved by the writer.

On the evening of the 15th October Dr. Eamon Maher (McGahern expert) will host books clubs from the South Dublin region reading John McGahern’s “Memoir”. This is open to all book clubs but booking essential.

About Paul Butler:

A former graduate of Technical Photography (Kevin St DIT) also some dabbling in scripting and cinematography. Originally from Dublin, for the last thirteen years home is South Leitrim, along with Rita, Luke, two dogs and two cats. It is within this ever changing landscape that images are recorded on a daily basis. Since 1998 I have worked within the Institute of Technology, Tallaght as part of the IT Department looking after web services.

About Eamon Maher:

Eamon Maher is Director of the National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies in IT Tallaght, where he also lectures in Humanities. He has written two books on McGahern: ‘The Church and its Spire’: John McGahern and the Catholic Question (2011); and John McGahern: From the Local to the Universal (2003). He has also published numerous newspaper and journal articles on the Leitrim bard.

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