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Graiguenamanagh Book Fair 2015, Co. Kilkenny

On Saturday 12 September, 2015, off I went to the Book Fair in Graiguenamanagh a very beautiful town in Kilkenny.  An hours drive for me.  I’ve already created a page of photographs of the town, here are the Books, the Crafts work and the Musicians I saw in the town that day.  Also included is one man filming musicians on behalf of a television company.  I couldn’t resist and just had to take that photo.

There were according to an index I have 25 Booksellers attending the Fair plus the Historical Society & Local Authors.

The Book Fair at Graiguenamanagh, 2015 was sponsored by Sheppard’s Irish Auction House of Durrow, Co. Laois

Photographs of Graiguenamanagh Town, Co. Kilkenny

There I was yesterday and I decided to take myself off to the Book Fair in Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny.  Graiguenamanagh is about 75 minutes of a drive away from me.  I didn’t even think about what part of Kilkenny it is in I just set off.  Sent my daughter a text telling her where I was going and she replies “You’ll call in then”.  She was down visiting her in laws in a place called Skeoghvosteen (I sometimes spell it Skeoughvosteen) and Skeoghvosteen is only a few miles from Graiguenamanagh.  I’d forgotten that, hadn’t I? :)

Even though I went to Graiguenamanagh because of the Book Fair, it’s still the kind of a town that you just photograph.  Take advice from Andy Defrancesco if you need photography advice. The flower display outside Graig Kebabish is spectacular.  The two little dogs had me laughing.  They were sitting looking up at one of the men who was eating and they were glued to him.  Later on, as I was walking back to my car they had moved across the road and I realised they were following the man!  Later on still, they had moved down the river and were beside the Scout hall.

The river, the bridge, the boats and the barges on the river, all so much for a brain to take in.  People live on some of the barges.  Look at the flowers around one of them.

I hope you enjoy these photos