Walk the Line: Una Mannion on stepping out of her own shadow

The Sligo-based author on the importance of place and overcoming self-doubt

10th January, 2021
Walk the Line: Una Mannion on stepping out of her own shadow
Una Mannion: ‘I feel giddy with excitement some days coupled by a terror of how people will receive my book.’ Photo: Róisín Loughrey

In 1992, I put all my stuff in a shipping container and moved to Sligo. I was born in Philadelphia and grew up there but my father is from Sligo so we spent our childhoods coming to Ireland for most of my life. I went to The National University of Ireland Galway (when it was UCG) in the ’80s for a year and kept just sort of gravitating back to my father’s birthplace.

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