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Sat 28 Sept / 14.00-15.00 / FREE

Yvonne Heavey

Step into the world of 1980s rural Ireland with No. 56, the captivating collection of short stories where the wake of yer man won hearts at the prestigious Jersey Festival of Words 2023. Delve into the essence of a bygone era,where community spirit thrived amidst the trials and triumphs of everyday life.


The stories journey through Mullingar and the quaint Derrygreenagh Park in Westmeath, where a ring of a hundredhouses pulsates with stories waiting to be told. At the heart of it all lies No. 56, the very house that sheltered myfamily and inspired this anthology. In each tale, experience the tapestry of human emotions woven with threads of tragedy, joy, poverty, and laughter. These stories transcend time, reminding us to find wonder in the ordinary and magic in the mundane. Let No. 56 be your time capsule that gleams with the everlasting spirit of a community that refuses to fade. Discover the extraordinary in the ordinary, one story at a time. Welcome to No. 56.



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