Cootehall

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Playing Cards in front of Custom House, 1969. Photograph: Nutan

It’s a hot Sunday in June, and the photographer known as Nutan is doodling unselfconsciously on a piece of paper as we talk in the heat of his wild Bu(...)

John McGahern,  near his home in Leitrim, in 1990. After his mother’s death when he was 10, McGahern and his siblings moved into the Cootehill barracks to live with their father, Frank, wh was a sergeant there for many yeares. Photogaph: Frank Miller

It was the inspiration for John McGahern’s first novel and now the writer’s close association with the barracks in Cootehall, Co Roscommon, is to be c(...)