A great story about a collection of essays and short stories written by a Clifden schoolboy Gearóid P. Mannion who died a few years later having lived with SMA from birth. Judy Murphy tells his story in the Connacht Tribune.
The Long-Lost Short Stories of Gearóid P. Mannion is a book created by his sisters Sinead and Karen and his family.
Being launched on Sunday, September 23, at Clifden Arts Festival, this collection of essays and short stories was written by Gearóid as a schoolboy in the 1980s. It lay forgotten in a cupboard for more than two decades until his nephew Niall discovered them a few months ago, while rooting in a press for a mobile-phone charger.