In the heart of Carrick on Shannon in Co. Leitrim there is a mural dedicated to some of the most famous writers and poets from Leitrim, they Susan Mitchell, Nora Murray, Canon William Slator, John McGahren and M.J. McManus. The mural is already attracting visitors and encourages them to find out more about the writers and poets.
John McGahern (12 November 1934 – 30 March 2006) is regarded as one of the most important Irish writers of the latter half of the twentieth century. The interest in the writing of John McGahern continues, as there is annual John McGahern Book prize which is open to Irish Writers: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/irish-studies/john-mcgahern-book-prize/
Closer to home Glenview Folk Park in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim has a range of items belonging to McGahern, so you can see various memorabilia that would have belonged in his house, including his range. http://glenviewmuseum.ie/
In Roscommon there is the recently opened museum: John Mc Gahern, The Barracks, Becoming a Writer. This boutique style museum opened in April 2021, it commemorates the Life of John Mc Gahern in the Cootehall Barracks, which was John’s former family home in the mid-1940s/1950s when his father was a sergeant there. https://www.mcgahernbarracks.ie/rsvp