(Photo and story from www.irishexaminer.com)
I love Ennistymon. It’s scenic, friendly, and there’s a great tradition of music and singing in its (many) pubs. I’ve had some brilliant nights out there when visiting my boyfriend’s relatives. Now, there’s yet another great reason to visit Ennistymon.
In what will undoubtedly be a welcome addition to the County Clare town, Jessie Lendennie (pictured above), the founder and managing editor of the Salmon Poetry press, has recently opened The Salmon Bookshop and Literary Centre on Parliament Street. Salmon Poetry was previously based near the Cliffs of Moher but is now housed within the new Ennistymon centre:
“We’ve moved the press there. My office is above the bookshop. The centre will have workshops, seminars, lectures and book clubs. The house had been turned into flats. I’ve taken everything out, so that it’s a house again. There is accommodation for visiting writers and workshop facilitators.”
The shop is currently open but will be officially launched on February 2nd next year.