new acquisitions @ the old schoolhouse
Summer time means festival time… and across Northern Ireland, Fermanagh and our border hinterland there is plenty to stimulate and engage. I had the pleasure of catching up with Diarmaid Ferriter at the Arts Over Borders International Beckett Festival opening in old Portora school (now Enniskillen Royal) - and great opportunity to have my now copy of ‘The Border’ signed by the incredibly erudite and approachable historian, writer and public speaker. This week I also met up with the self taught cork based photographer whose work ‘Gaelic Fields’ I had admired from a distance, and being a down to earth soul didn’t he gift me a book. Thank-you Paul! Now added to our small library at The Old Schoolhouse.