BRYAN MACMAHON – THE MASTER REMEMBER

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Kerry Writers’ Museum will host a lecture about Listowel writer Bryan MacMahon on Thursday April 22nd at 7.30 pm, as part of its ongoing series of online lectures on Kerry writers.
 
The illustrated presentation will be delivered by Listowel native and lifelong friend of Bryans, Éamon Ó Murchú. Speaking about his upcoming lecture Éamon stated, ‘I have been greatly privileged that, in my journey through life, I have had as a guide “the Master”, my friend Bryan MacMahon. He provided me with a unique lifelong education as teacher and friend’.
 
Born in Listowel in 1909, Bryan MacMahon was a folklorist, short story writer, poet, playwright and producer of plays, novelist, lecturer and ballad-maker. He also wrote pageants, radio features, and television scripts and plays. His first play The Bugle in the Blood was produced in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 1949.  His 1952 novel, Children of The Rainbow, was published in Britain, the United States and Canada. Bryan is remembered fondly in Listowel as The Master, having served as teacher and later Principal at Scoil Réalta na Maidine or the Boys Primary School, where he started his education as a pupil.
 
In his lecture entitled ‘Bryan MacMahon: Master, Storyman & Friend’, Éamon will comment on the life and times of Bryan MacMahon, his warm personality, the philosophy of life that permeated his teaching and writing, his many talents, and his lifelong contribution to his hometown of Listowel.
 
The lecture will be delivered live online through ZOOM.  To get a free registration link email kerrywritersmuseum@gmail.com