Leitrim Guardian – Faces & Places – Episode 136

This week we’re taking a closer look at the launch of the annual publication, The Leitrim Guardian, which launched at a gala ball last Sunday afternoon in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon.

Breifne Earley is joined by the editor of the journal, Dr. Blaithin Gallagher, to discuss the process involved in creating the annual compendium where every piece of content is related to the events and happenings around the county.

Committee chairman Tommy Moran speaks about the history of the journal, now in it’s 52nd edition and the very high profile award of Leitrim Person of the Year.

The inductee of that particular title for 2020, Drumshanbo’s Noel McPartland, shares his thoughts and emotions on being surrounded by friends and family to share in the awarding of the honour on him.

Enda McGloin, Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council, tells us about the importance of these books for the history of the county. A collection of articles, stories, poems and images of the county for every year since 1968.

Former Leitrim People of the Year recipients share their memories of their year representing the county. Dr. Declan Loftus, Paschal Mooney and Seamus O’Rourke tell stories of their own years in the role and their advice for the hugely experienced, newly selected holder of the title.

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