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Under the wild sky

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Week III

Colm Tóibín - a classic menagerie

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THE OPENING paragraph of Colm Tóibín’s new novel House Of Names is a surprise: “I have been acquainted with the smell of death...So much has slipped away, but the smell of death lingers. Maybe the smell has entered my body and been welcomed there like an old friend come to visit. The smell of fear and panic."

Athlone poet wins Listowel Writers Week poetry award

Athlone poet Jackie Gorman has won the 2017 Listowel Writers Week Single Poem Award.

Far From Literature returns to Cúirt

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FAR FROM Literature We Were Reared, the night showcasing prose, poetry, spoken word, music, and comedy from local writers and performers, returns to the Róisín Dubh this weekend as part of the Cúirt literary festival.

'Reading, writing, and thinking together will sustain us'

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WITH THE Galway Theatre Festival having wound down on Sunday, it was time for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature to take the baton in Galway’s annual cultural relay race.

Cúirt table quiz

THE CÚIRT International Festival of Literature holds its first Cúirt Table Quiz this evening at 8pm in the Galway Arms Inn, Dominick Street.

Martina Evans - the poetry of untrustworthy dentists

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THERE IS a school of thought popular among middle-brow critics of both genders, who tend to prevail in journals such as Poetry Ireland Review, and in the literary pages of formerly important newspapers, that poetry should avoid two particular ailments.

Two women’s poems of experience

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POST-HEANEY, Irish poetry is in desperate need of a 'next big thing'. It should, preferably, be a poet with a haircut sufficiently stylish to allow him/her at least pretend to be young.

Cúirt labs - creative workshops for young people

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THE CÚIRT The Labs, the education and youth strand of Galway's international festival of literature, aimed at schools and young people, returns from Monday April 24 to Saturday 29.

Joe Steve Ó Neachtain switches on the Christmas lights at UHG

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Irish writer, actor, playwright and broadcaster Joe Steve Ó Neachtain officially switched on the Christmas lights at University Hospital Galway last Sunday. Joe Steve is also well known for his portrayal of Peadar Ó Conghaile in the long-running soap Ros na Rún kicked off an evening of festivities with music by The Conquerors and carol singers from Scoil Cathríona Renmore.

 

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