Ballynahinch Castle Bookshop
For the past number of years Ballynahinch Castle has undertaken the publishing of art based or literary works that pertain to the property, locality or people. Our first publication was a collection of short poems by renowned poet Peter Fallon. This collection, “Ballynahinch Postcards” was penned by Peter over a number of years while he was on retreat on the estate working on his many other projects. We were delighted to be asked to publish this by Peter and did so with Occasional Press in July 2007.
This year we published a collection of writings and drawings by friends of Ballynahinch. These were individuals who have an association with Ballynahinch Castle and in particular with Des Lally one of the team here. They were each invited to contribute a piece and the result is a collection of work by writers, poets and artists from Margaret Atwood to Edna O’Brien, Dave Lilburn to Dorothy Cross, Brian Friel to Seamus Heaney, Conor McPherson to Vona Groarke and many many more. The profits from this work all go to Cancer Care West.
We also sell works by other writers of the area many of whom were also contributors to “Captivating Brightness”. Our publications and those that we recommend may be purchased through the hotel. Click here for list of available books and ordering