|The Barracks, Cootehall|
|McGahern's grave in St Patrick's Churchyard|
McGahern’s last novel, “To Face the Rising Sun”, follows the lives of a group of people who have in common the lake which their homes either overlook or of which they are within a stone’s throw. John McGahern eventually settled in a house on the shores of Laura Lough near Fenagh, County Leitrim. The narrator of “To Face the Rising Sun” also moved from the city to live tranquilly on the shore of a lake. Although the Loch is not identified in the book there is more than enough circumstantial evidence within the narrative to suggest that Lough Laura had considerable influence on its geography.
|Laura Lough near Fenagh|