Memories of Rahan: A Look Back on Life in a Co. Offaly Parish – Aidan Grennan.
Aidan Grennan has lived all his life in Rahan. Keen on writing he feels the time is right to record some memories from his native parish. We read of his schooldays, his time as an altar boy, going to the youth Club and the joy of St. Carthage’s day. Aidan tells of a time when the parish had nine shops and he takes us back to a June day in 1976 when 7000 people arrived in Rahan. His many nights spent at the concerts, plays, meetings and bingo in Rahan Hall are recalled and we hear of a few parish heroes. All in all, this book is a most interesting read.