Kinvara pupils help create Ireland’s first history book written and illustrated by children

Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Sixty pupils from third to sixth class in Northampton National School, Kinvara, have contributed to Across An Open Field, the first Irish history book written and illustrated by children.

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Breda Joyce to launch debut poetry collection

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

CADENCE, THE début poetry collection from County Galway born poet Breda Joyce, will be launched by Rita Ann Higgins in the Galway City Library on Thursday December 8 at 6pm.

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A night of Left poetry book launches

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

POETS KEVIN Higgins, Fred Voss, David Betteridge, and Bob Starrett have poetry new collections from Culture Matters/Manifesto Press, which will be launched in Galway next week.

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Commemorative events for Galway 1916 leader Liam Mellows

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

LIAM MELLOWS, the Republican Socialist and leader of the 1916 Rising in Galway - the county which saw the highest level of activity outside Dublin - will be commemorated at a series of events this month.

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Public talk on Galway RIC men on opposing sides in the revolution

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

TWO RIC men with Galway connections, and the very different parts they played during the revolutionary period, will be the subject of two public talks at the Galway City Museum this weekend.

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Galway writer nominated for prestigious literary award

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Fred Johnston, the Belfast-born, Galway based, short-story writer, poet, and novelist, has been nominated for a prestigious Pushcart Prize by the literary magazine, The Luxembourg Review.

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It's magic for Mike as he scoops prestigious Goldsmiths Prize

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

MIKE MCCORMACK, the novelist and NUI Galway English lecturer is celebrating this week after he won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction for his third novel Solar Bones, triumphing over a shortlist which also included Irish writer Eimear McBride and Irish-Canadian writer Anakana Schofield.

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New book on Loyalist/British collusion to be launched in Galway

Mon, Nov 14, 2016

A NEW book, dealing with collaboration between loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland and the British state, written by a leading member of Justice for the Forgotten, will be launched in Galway this week.

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International readings at Over The Edge

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

A FORMER PR for UN peacekeeping missions in the Third World will be among the writers reading at Over The Edge in the Galway City Library on Thursday November 17 at 6.30pm.

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New Year creative writing classes

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

ADVANCED FICTION writing classes with the poet and short story writer Susan Millar DuMars have been announed for the New Year, but bookings are already being taken.

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Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! voice actor in Galway in January

Mon, Nov 07, 2016

ERIC STUART, a leading voice actor in some of the most popular and enduring modern cartoon series, as well as a musician who has toured with Ringo Starr and Lynyrd Skynyrd, is coming to Akumakon 2017.

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Gordon D’Arcy to launch new book in Galway

Thu, Oct 27, 2016

THE BREATHING Burren, the new book by environmental writer, artist, and educator, Gordan D’Arcy, will be launched in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, tomorrow at 6.30pm.

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Irish Times' Lorna Siggins to read at alway Library

Thu, Oct 20, 2016

THE IRISH Times' Lorna Siggins; Bernadette Joyce, a wtiness to Pinochet's Chile; and Jackie Walker, a British Labour Party activist, will read at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library, on Thursday October 27 at 6.30pm.

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Cúirt New Writing Prize 2017

Thu, Oct 20, 2016

THE CÚIRT New Writing Prize is seeking entries in poetry and fiction, with a €500 cash prize for the winner of each category and the opportunity to read at the Cúirt/Over The Edge Showcase at Cúirt 2017.

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Ballinasloe to examine women's role in 1916 Rising

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

THE ROLE of Women in 1916, and specifically the part played by Cumann na mBan in the run up to, and during, the Rising, will be the focus of a free conference taking place in the Ballinasloe Library this weekend.

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Tower Poetry Slam Competition takes place this weekend

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

THE FIRST Tower Poetry Slam 2016 competition will be held in Thoor Ballylee, once the south Galway home of WB Yeats, with the event being MC'd by award winning Galway poets Elaine Feeney and Sarah Clancy.

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Foróige drama and film courses for teens

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

THE FORÓIGE Youth Café is starting two new creative groups for young people aged from 14 to 18 years in Galway city, one concentrating on film making, the other on drama and acting.

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Art Supper Club - it's about painting and eating

Wed, Oct 12, 2016

THE ART Supper Club is a new venture which combines the joy of creativity with the pleasure of enjoying good food, and follows on from the popular 'painting, cocktail, and wine' events hosted by Paintclub and 56 Central.

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Patrick Carton to launch new poetry collection

Thu, Oct 06, 2016

"I HAVE a passion for words. I celebrate the minor and major mysteries of life with poetry. I will recite a rhyme, tell a story, maybe sing a song for your entertainment. I see myself as a knight whose quest is to open the door to the imagination again and again."

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Mike McCormack to read at Over the Edge Fiction Slam

Thu, Oct 06, 2016

MIKE MCCORMACK, the Galway based author whose latest novel Solar Bones, has been nominated for the prestigious Goldsmith Prize, will be the featured reader and judge at the eighth annual Over The Edge Fiction Slam.

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