Posted by: Colman | June 18, 2013

Parson’s Bookshop – storymap.ie

Situated on the crest of Baggot Street’s Grand Canal bridge, it defined the Bohemian quarter of writers and artists known as Baggotonia. Owned by May O’Flaherty, who was ably assisted by Mary King and three other ladies, the shop played a major role in Ireland’s literary and cultural development. Parsons was second home to Brendan Behan and Patrick Kavanagh. Other customers included Flann O’Brien, Liam O’Flaherty, Frank O’Connor, Mary Lavin, Nobel Prizewinner Seamus Heaney and artists Patrick Pye, John Behan and Noel Lewis.

On storymap.ie – location Baggot Street Bridge

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