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Apr 22 2021

Manchán shines light on language and landscape

Manchán Magan’s father, Michael, was a patient man who was largely content to let his mother-in-law, Sighle, rule the roost in their Georgian house in Dublin, where she inhabited the granny flat. However, when he arrived into her quarters one evening to recite the Rosary with her and discovered she was sheltering IRA fugitives, he had enough. Michael asserted his authority and cleared them.

Manchán laughs as he recalls how his father, “a perfectionist, who was interested in local history and had bonded with my mother over Georgian architecture”, lost his cool. “But he loved my granny,” adds the writer.


Read the full article on the Connacht Tribune website.