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Packie Manus Byrne
Packie Manus Byrne died in May 2015 at the age of 98.
Known as a traditional singer, whistle player and storyteller, in his long and adventurous life he was also a farm hand, cattle drover, smuggler, steeplejack, house carpenter, salesman, actor, circus hand and a few other things besides.
Follow the links below, or those on the left, to learn about Packie Manus, his life, and his books.
Obituaries were published in several newspapers, including
The Guardian and
The Irish Times.
An excellent piece in The Living Tradition magazine was written by his friend and longtime musical partner, Bonnie Shaljean.
February 2017. To mark the centenary of Packie Manus' birth, his autobiography Recollections of a Donegal Man is now available in eBook format.
Follow these links to preview (or purchase!) from
kobo.com or from smashwords. Packie's collection of “tall tales”,
My Friend Flanagan, will be available in eBook format very shortly.
Watch this space for news!