Kennys resuming shipping with immediate effect
TIM ROBINSON R.I.P.
Acclaimed Connemara writer, Tim Robinson died on April 3rd, 2020, aged 85. Tom Kenny remembers him here.
The legend is that on his first visit to the Aran Islands, Tim Robinson asked his landlady if she had a map of the islands. “There is no such thing, maybe you would make one for us”.
We, Kennys Bookshop & Art Gallery are delighted to be celebrating 80 years in business this year! The bookshop was opened in Galway, Ireland in 1940 by Des & Maureen Kenny and has grown and expanded ever since.
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....
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!
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.