McGahern ‘Barracks’ handed over

The former Garda Barracks in Cootehall, made famous by Leitrim author John McGahern, was officially handed over to the Cootehall Community Development Group on Tuesday morning by Minister for State, Brian Hayes TD, on behalf of the OPW, to establish a John McGahern library, reading room and garden.  Pictured are, from left, Colm Lenehan, Chairman, Cootehall Community Development Group, Molly Daly, wife of the late Sgt. Frank Daly who was stationed there for many years, Margaret McGahern, sister of the late John McGahern, and Minister for State, Brian Hayes TD. More photos from the event next week.  Photo: Willie Donnellan
The former Garda Barracks in Cootehall, made famous by Leitrim author John McGahern, was officially handed over to the Cootehall Community Development Group on Tuesday morning by Minister for State, Brian Hayes TD, on behalf of the OPW, to establish a John McGahern library, reading room and garden.

The former Garda Barracks in Cootehall, made famous by Leitrim author John McGahern, was officially handed over to the Cootehall Community Development Group on Tuesday morning by Minister for State, Brian Hayes TD, on behalf of the OPW, to establish a John McGahern library, reading room and garden.

Pictured are, from left, Colm Lenehan, Chairman, Cootehall Community Development Group, Molly Daly, wife of the late Sgt. Frank Daly who was stationed there for many years, Margaret McGahern, sister of the late John McGahern, and Minister for State, Brian Hayes TD. More photos from the event next week. Photo by Willie Donnellan

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