Date(s): 23rd November 2010 8:00 p.m.
The author, Jack Harte, has written this book as a memoir/biography of Conlon. Harte and Conlon were born in adjoining cottages in the townland of Killeenduff in Co Sligo – Ballina was their local town. Separated by a garden wall and ten months of an age gap, they grew up together, neighbours, cousins, close friends. And they remained close friends until Conlon's death in 2005. Just as Harte was inexplicably drawn towards writing at a young age, Conlon discovered equally inexplicably his talent and passion for the visual arts and eventually became a sculptor. His public sculptures are located all over Ireland and abroad as far as India and Japan. Harte is in a unique position to tell the story of Conlon's life and to give an insight into his mind and inspiration. The book is illustrated with photographs of Conlon’s work