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Update on Kennys services due to Covid-19 & Coronavirus

 

Kennys resuming shipping with immediate effect

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Tom Kenny remembers Tim Robinson

 

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”.

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Kennys Celebrating 80 Years in Business in 2020!

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.

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Tom Kenny remembers Gay Byrne

 

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Gay Byrne today. Our first meeting with Gay Byrne was in November 1973 when he opened an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Seán Keating in our Salthill Gallery.

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Kennys Bookmark Competition - The Winners!

Recently, here at Kennys Bookshop we invited children everywhere to participate in our Children's Bookmark Competition, by asking them to submit a design of what they would like to see printed on our next Kennys bookmark!
 
We were delighted to receive hundreds of wonderful entries from children all over Ireland and abroad, as young as age 3 and up to age 12 and now, to announce the winners!
 

Staff Recommendations: what we are currently reading!

 

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....

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Kennys.ie Children's Bookmark Competition!

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!

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Supporting Ireland's Great Hunger Museum

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.

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