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Kennys Finalists in Two Categories at OMiG Awards 2017

Kennys  Bookshop are finalists in two categories in this year's Online Marketing in Galway’s Awards... and we are delighted!  We are up for the People's Choice (>10 employees) and the Best Online Marketing Award ( >10 employees).  We're really looking forward to the event!
About OMiG: Behind the scenes, Online Marketing in Galway are a group of enthusiastic volunteers who are extremely passionate about Digital Marketing with most of them working in the field. Their goal is to share that passion with Galway entrepreneurs and businesses who are hungry to learn more about the subject to grow their brand and business.

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2017 - The One-Armed Crucifixion by Paul Durcan, Galway Poetry Trail

Writer Tom Kilroy unveils Paul Durcan's poem 'The One-Armed Crucifixion', the latest addition to the Galway Poetry Trail project on a windswept Grattan Road in Galway, 25th April 2017.

The plaque is adorned with a wonderfully fitting illustration by John Behan RHA - etched into the granite surface of the plaque.

The unveiling was broadcast live on Facebook, and can be seen there and below...

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2017 - Haiku by Little John Nee, Galway Poetry Trail

Unveiling of 'Galway Bay', including three translations. Pictured Maureen Kenny, Anna Golden and Tom Kenny

Lots of laughter at the unveiling of Little John Nee's Haiku on Galway Prom, the latest plaque on the Galway Poetry Trail - Sunday 23rd April 2017.

There to launch the plaque were Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle, both of whom wrote celebratory haiku for the occasion  (see the extended YouTube video below).

John Nee is an Irish storyteller, actor, musician and playwright who is more commonly known by his stage name Little John Nee. John is also famous for playing the part of Postie in TG4's silent comedy Fear an Phoist.

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2017 - 'UCG by Degrees' by Terry McDonagh, Galway Poetry Trail

A lovely event at NUI Galway Campus on Monday 24th April 2017, when a new plaque of poet Terry McDonagh's poem 'UCG by Degree's' was unveiled by Tom Kenny of Kennys Bookshop and Art Gallery as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. The plaque is the latest on Galway's Poetry Trail.

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Siopa Leabhair Uí Chionnaith sa Gearrliosta Ghradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2017

20ú Aibreann, 2017 Gearrliosta Ghradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2017 i The Galway Advertiser, (Príomhurra an Ghradaim) inniu!  Míle buíochas!  

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Kennys Best Online Bookshop in Enterprise Awards 2017

The  judges had made their decision, and Kennys have been chosen as a winner in the Irish Enterprise Awards 2017! Kennys Bookshop And Art Gallery have scooped the award for Best Online Bookshop 2017!  

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Roald Dahl's visit to Kennys Bookshop, Galway 1987

Roald Dahl's visit to Kennys Bookshop, Galway

In this, the centenary year of Roald Dahl's birth, we are reminded of the memorable 1987 visit the author paid to Galway and to Kennys Bookshop in particular.

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The Bishop and 'that' book

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Michael Browne was Bishop of Galway for almost 40 years. Physically, he was a big man, quite imperious in his manner. As children growing up, we were fearful of him. He was intimidating, his Episcopal signature was a cross followed by his name, so to many he was known as “Cross Michael”. He was deeply conservative, he insisted on segregated bathing in Salthill (A family Resort), ‘Men Only’ in Blackrock whereas the beach a couple of hundred yards away was known as “The Ladies”. Ne’er the twain could meet when he was around.

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