Remembering Maurice Walsh


February 18 th, 2024

Join us to remember the great Kerry writer Maurice Walsh on the 60th anniversary of his passing. Born in Ballydonoghue in 1879, Walsh was one of the most popular novelists of the mid 20th century, penning such classics as ‘The Key Above the Door’ and ‘Blackcock’s Feather’. He is best remembered for his short story ‘The Quiet Man’ made famous by film director John Ford in his 1952 film starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.

Commencing at 3 pm on Sunday February 18th this special event will highlight Walsh’s life and work through story, poetry, drama and song. Participating artists include poets John McGrath and Gabriel Fitzmaurice, historian and tour guide Vincent O’Brien and Denis O’Mahony of the Lartigue Theatre Company.

Admission free. Includes light refreshments.

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