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Photo Caption: Guest Speaker Bryan Gallagher accompanied by his loyal fans.


Evening Meeting - Guest Speaker Bryan Gallagher - 29 Mar 2006

It was an enormous privilege to have author and broadcaster Bryan Gallagher as our guest speaker for the evening. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's 'Home Truths', and is often to be heard on Radio Ulster as well.

Bryan, who is a retired headmaster and has lived all his life in Co Fermanagh, was first encouraged to put his stories into print by the late John Peel.

Bryan told many of his short stories, notably from his new book 'Barefoot in Mullyneeny'. This collection of stories chronicles life in rural Ireland in the 1940s and 50s through the eyes of a young child. To use the book's own description it is 'a boy's journey towards belonging'. Bryan Gallagher reminisces about his life growing up near the beautiful shores of Lough Erne.

We were also well entertained by Bryan's son Bryan Og, who provided the musical accompaniment on the guitar.

In short a fabulous evening, enjoyed by all.

Story by: HJW