Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Writers Wall

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This is the north wall of Raheny library.

Where, I wondered, had the Wifi gone?

Well, it's been moved to free the wall for its new use.

This is about to become the writers wall (with a current working title Raheny & Beyond: A Literary Heritage).

The idea is to record the names of local writers, past and present, on the wall. So far the list stands at 39. Some of the names will be more familiar than others.

I recognised just under half the names on the list: Douglas Appleyard, Eanna Brophy, Roddy Doyle, Joe Duffy, Frank Gallagher, Stephen Gwynn, Marie Elizabeth Hayes, Pat Ingoldsby, Neil Jordan, Declan Kiberd, Colm Lennon, Seosamh Mac Grianna, Dennis McIntyre, Christopher Nolan, Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin, Maureen Potter, Erwin Schrődinger and Joan Sharkey.

And the great thing is that the list will not fill the wall, so there will be plenty of room for other aspirants as they are recognised, discovered, or publish their first book.

So I'm getting out my quill, bat's blood and vellum and having a go.

Update 23/3/2015

The "finished" product
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