History

Wandering Aengus by Eoin Masters

The author, Eoin Masters (real name Séan Masterson, son of Gárda Sergeant  Masterson), in the first section of this book gives an account of the first seven years of his life in Athenry from 1929 to 1936, after which his father was transferred to Tuam. The family lived in the second floor of the Barracks in Cross Street. This same barracks is today ‘The Old Barracks and Pastry’ a thriving restaurant.