Spark of Genius

10 October 2023
Hanna Greally

HANNA GREALLY, Author: was born in Athlone in 1925.  She grew up in Pearse Street, and was a popular and happy young girl. At nineteen she was admitted to St Loman’s Hospital in Mullingar and remained there until she negotiated her own release in 1962 having agreed to go into the care of Coolamber Manor, […]

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3 August 2023
Leo Daly

LEO DALY, Writer, Photographer and Broadcaster: was born in Mullingar in Mullingar in 1920.  Leo Daly’s contribution to the literary and cultural life of Mullingar was enormous.  In the 1950s and 60s he wrote several plays which were widely produced.  A keen Joycean scholar Leo wrote two books and several articles dealing with James Joyce […]

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25 October 2022
Celebrating Eileen Coghlan

Heroes of ancient myth, scenes of hearth and farm, strange lands and magical creatures... Kilbeggan’s own Eileen Coghlan (1909-1990) painted them all, and much else besides. At one time, practically every school student in Ireland knew her unique style from schoolbooks and children’s fiction. (search the library catalogue for works by Eileen Coghlan) Kilbeggan Library […]

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