- 23 July 2019
Kennys Bookshop are delighted to be partnering up Galway Bay FM for their first ever Book Club! We are recommending a couple of books a month for members to read, and one of these - the Listeners Choice - will be reviewed each month on the Alan Murphy Show on Galway Bay FM.
For August, we have two great thrillers to recommend & Book Club members have voted on The Wife Between Us as their book of choice to be reviewed for August! We hope you'll join us in reading the book, and tune into The Alan Murphy Show on Galway Bay FM to hear the discussion on Tuesday 25th August at 3pm!
- 22 June 2019
We here at Kennys Bookshop are delighted to be partnering up Galway Bay FM for their first Book Club which launched recently! We are recommending 5 books a month for members to read, and one of these - the Listeners Choice - will be reviewed each month on the Alan Murphy Show.
Here are our five book recommendations for July!
- 06 June 2019
- 27 April 2019
All of the staff in Kennys are big readers and we are always happy to share our book recommendations!
Here's what we have been reading recently....
- 26 April 2019
We are inviting all children aged 12 and under to design our next Kennys.ie Bookmark!
The winning design will be printed on our next bookmark & the entrant will also win a hamper of children's books worth €150! We are looking for either vertical or horizontal designs by children, of whatever they would like to see on one our next bookmarks, inspired by books & reading!
- 11 February 2019
Please support Ireland's Great Hunger Museum - Tacaigh le Músaem an Ghorta Mhóir le do thoil
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut USA, contains the world’s largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to The Great Irish Famine. Portraying its impact and significance through art, the museum’s mission is to educate audiences of all ages about the causes and consequences of Ireland’s Great Hunger, and how it continues to relate to contemporary issues.
- 28 April 2018
The Mother of all the Kennys
The 28th of April 2018 would have been the 100th birthday of Maureen Kenny. Maureen Kenny founded Kennys Bookshop in 1940 with her husband Des and worked in the bookshop all her life. It was her way of life. Seámus Heaney once called her, 'The Madonna of the Manuscripts'. Des Kenny remembers her here, in ómós.
A Formidable Woman
There is a memory of a familiar figure hunched over a small table at a sitting room window. Carefully, slowly, she is writing in a beautiful script on cards using a pen and nib with black ink, each card bearing the same message: “Suggestion for a Rainy Day”. The suggestion is that should the day be wet, the reader, who presumably is on holiday, might do worse than visit Kennys Bookshop in High St in Galway.
Nearly all the owners agreed to do this, only delighted to get rid of grumpy customers bewailing the lack of sun in Sunny Salthill for an hour or two and who might return to their lodgings in good form. Many of them did.