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Upcoming events in Kennys Bookshop and Art Gallery in Galway

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Liadán Hynes in conversation with Edel Coffey at Kennys Bookshop


At this event, author and journalist Edel Coffey will speak to Liadán Hynes about dating in rural Ireland, about how and where we meet people, and some of the stories covered in Liadán's new novel Courting, gathered from speaking to people living in villages, towns, islands and farms.

Alongside, Lisa Regan and Betsy Cornwell, whose stories feature in the book, the conversation will cover everything from childhood sweethearts to being single on the apps.

Tickets are free but limited

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A Crafternoon with Lilly Higgins at Kennys Bookshop

Tuesday, October 11th 2022, 6-8pm

Join TV chef, food & wine writer and food photographer Lilly Higgins for a ‘Crafternoon’ to help us celebrate her new book, The Homemade Year!

Lilly will lead the group through making herb bundles and pumpkin carving, perfect for getting your own homemade year started. All crafting materials will be provided. Alongside your handmade herb bundle and carved pumpkin, your ticket includes a copy of The Homemade Year, drinks and endless inspiration to keep crafting!

The Homemade Year is a creative handbook of more than 70 seasonal crafts, projects and recipes inspired by the Irish calendar and Lilly’s own traditions. Lilly shares invaluable tips for making a happy and sustainable home, encouraging an appreciation of the everyday while offering imaginative ideas for contemporary homemaking, no matter what season – or season of life – you’re in.

Spaces are limited for this event

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Gertrude Degenhardt - New Paintings & Graphics at The Kenny Gallery

October 21st - November 22nd 2022

We are delighted to see the return of renowned German artist Gertrude Degenhardt, with a new collection of paintings and graphics at the Kenny Gallery.

Gertrude has produced a number of exhibitions here, including "Women in Music" - a series of some seventy images of female musicians, often playing the most extraordinary instruments, "Vagabondage", "And Passes By" and in 1996 "Paradise Lost", “Dancing Couples” and “It’s About Time…”, but it is high time for this exhibition and we are very happy to welcome ‘Trude’ back to Galway!

This exhibition will run from October 21st - November 22nd in the art gallery and online at www.thekennygallery.ie.

All are welcome to the opening (date to be confirmed), booking not required 

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Sophie White in conversation with Mike McCormack at Kennys Bookshop

Thursday, October 27th 2022 at 6pm

In celebration of the launch of her literary debut, 'Where I End', Sophie White will be joined in conversation with author Mike McCormack at Kennys Bookshop on October 27th. 

The novel, which is the author's sixth book, will be published on October 13th by Tramp Press and is a horror story about being bound by the blood knot of family.

Tickets are free but limited 

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