Duration 60 Mins

Paul Butler launches his book of photography that presents a visual and documentary journey through McGahern Country. Accompanied by an exhibition. This exhibition of photographs by Paul Butler documents the landscape and passing rural life of Co. Leitrim and surrounding areas – the hinterland of writer John McGahern. Accompanied by archives and literary manuscripts from the John McGahern Archive, held at University of Galway Library, curated by Dr. Barry Houlihan, this exhibition presents a visual and documentary journey through McGahern Country – to the sites, places, and lives that formed a wellspring for the literary imagination of John McGahern.  


Author Biography

Paul Butler is a documentary photographer who lives with his family in Farnocht, County Leitrim. Documenting the ordinary and exploring the northwest of Ireland is his passion and he has held various photographic exhibitions and presented papers, particularly around the theme «sense of place». A former graduate of Technical Photography, he also holds a Master of Arts by Research out of which this publication has emerged. Paul works as part of webservices for The Technological University of Dublin.

Event Location

James Hardiman Library, University of Galway

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A step free venue with accessible toilet facilities. Accessible parking is located on campus in front of the Quadrangle Building four minutes from the venue. There is no Loop system