Visit John McGahern's Lovely Leitrim!

29 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017 Clontarf/Leitrim

On Saturday, July 29th, a bus excursion to John McGahern's "Lovely Leitrim" leaves Clontarf at 8 am, returning at 8 pm.

Arguably the greatest Irish writer of his generation, McGahern was dismissed from his teaching post in Belgrove Boys School, Clontarf, by the powerful Catholic Clergy. 

The trip will include a visit to McGahern's childhood home, his local church, the schools he attended and his resting place. There will also bean visit to the infamous Barracks where he and his siblings lived with their father, after the death of their minor. 

Finally, the tour will visit the Arigna Mining experience. 

Dinner is included in the cost of the excursion (€65 pp) and will be served in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon. 

All bookings and full payment must be made by Sunday 9th July to North Bay Tourism Director: Dennis McIntyre. Phone: 086 236 4829 or email: