KATHLEEN Fallon with her granddaughters Aisling and Aoife Fallon and (back) her son John and his wife Siobhan Fallon at the launch of Kathleen’s book ‘As Covid Locks Down, Past Memories Awaken’ in Screenes of Guilka. Photo: Jacinta Fahy

87-year-old puts her bank of stories down in writing

Book includes two chapters on the Titanic

KATHLEEN Fallon’s book has been such a success that more copies of it have been ordered for print.

87-year-old penned her memoir of 48 stories from over the years, and the fruit of her labour, As Covid Locks Down, Past Memories Awaken, was officially launched in Screene’s pub in Guilka in Menlough last Wednesday evening.

The turnout in Jimmy Screene’s pub was strong, with a clutch of Kathleen’s children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, neighbours and friends in attendance.

The 48 stories are spread across 98 pages. Kathleen’s tales encompass a variety of topics, from growing up on a farm in the townland of Creevaghbawn in Barnaderg with her sister Maureen, to overseeing the Moylough Carnival with her late husband William (Bill).

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