A poem 'The Crane Bar, Galway' by Tom French was unveiled on the wall of the Crane bar in Galway's West End in 2018. Tom French was born in Kilkenny in 1966 and raised across the border in Tipperary. He graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Limerick. He received bursaries in literature from An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council, Ireland in 1999 and 2009, and his work was awarded the inaugural Ted McNulty Prize. His first collection Touching the Bones (Gallery Press, 2001) was awarded the Forward Prize for First Collection 2002. The Gallery Press has also published The Fire Step (2009), Midnightstown (2014) and The Way to Work (2016). His latest collection The Last Straw was published in February 2018.