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Christy Killeen Musings Miscellany, Clare.Stories, Local History, Poems. Anecdotes & Images.


Code 9781999616267

“An affectionate tribute to West Clare, based on the memories of Christy Killeen.” - Catriona Crowe

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The writing of this book stems from a deep affection for Clare, its people, culture and customs. These are compounded through the format of 41 short stories, poems, anecdotes, and rare images, that cover lifestyles, local history, social changes, customs, faith and beliefs.

They stretch from pre-famine to post-covid and they touch on a wide range of interests aimed at a broad readership. The contents carry a synopsis of each story and a comprehensive index is included.

About the Author

Christy Killeen:

The eldest of 5 children, John Joe (RIP), Albert, Mary and Francis - born to John and Mary Killeen (nee Clohessy). Ours was a small farm, in Clohanmore East, Cree. Graduated in Electrical Engineering as Ch.Eng.MIEE (with silver medal award) from Kevin Street, College of Technology, and as Fellow of Institute ofPersonnel Development (FIPD) through the IMI.

Joined Radio Éireann, later RTÉ television. Appointed to Deputy Director of Engineering, and later as RTÉ’s Director of Personnel. I am married to Betty O’Connell, and we enjoy our family of 3 daughters, Moira, Fiona, Niamh, and 4 sons, John, Brian, Aidan and Ronan.

My social interests spread across all sport, music, songs, writing, reading, and meeting people. Played senior football with Clare, Civil Service GAA club, and Cooraclare up to 1964. Honoured by Lahinch Golf Club as its Captain, and later as President. I have also been a long time member of Stackstown Golf Club. Muintir An Chláir honoured me with Hall of Fame Award.

"If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment." (Maya Angelou, US poet and activist).

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“Christy Killeen and his co-contributors have given the people of Clare a gift that will endure, with glimpses of an Ireland and a Clare that stretch from pre-Famine to post-Covidtimes. The reader will reminisce, laugh, cry and perhaps pine for the lifestyle, customs and
pastimes of bygone days. This is a book for all seasons that will be enjoyed by all age groups.” - Eoin Shanahan

“Is seod luachmhar an bailiúcháin seo de scéalta, dánta agus cuimhní cinn atá curtha le chéile go cumasach cruthaitheach ag Christy Killeen. The author’s “MUSINGS MISCELLANY, CLARE” is a delightful and insightful collection of stories, poems and memories that has as its core a proud celebration of place and its people.”- Tim Dennehy

“An affectionate tribute to West Clare, based on the memories of Christy Killeen.”- Catriona Crowe


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