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Paul Clements Talk Heritage Week 2023 Athlone Castle

'Shannon Country: Searching for Richard Hayward' Talk by Paul Clements

17 August, 5pm - 7pm

  • St Peter’s Square, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • N37 A6D7
  • Co. Westmeath

Athlone Castle will host a captivating talk by journalist and author Paul Clements. In 2018, Paul went on a journey along the River Shannon following in the footsteps of the actor, writer and singer Richard Hayward who explored the river in 1939 for a book and film.

This talk is based on Paul’s exploration for his book, Shannon Country, and excerpts from Hayward's rare film, 'Where the River Shannon Flows', which was popular in cinemas throughout Ireland in 1940 will also be shown.

This event is supported by the Heritage Council under the Irish Walled Towns Network 2023 Interpretation Fund.


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Heritage Council Grant

This event is part of a project supported under the Heritage Council's grants programme in 2023

Funded by The Heritage Council


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