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INISH: Island Conversations Festival

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"ONE OF the most innovative, original, and downright entertaining events I'd been to in a long time," was how writer Kevin Barry described the INISH: Island Conversations Festival, which returns next month.

‘There is exceptional writing out there by women that needs to be supported’

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They have published three of the most talked about, and critically acclaimed, Irish novels of recent years - including the award winning Solar Bones by Mayo born, Galway based author Mike McCormack - but for Tramp Press’s Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen, there is still a lot to be done, and many attitudes still to be changed.

Famous Galway faces - and who they might have been

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HE PLAYED his 300th game for Connacht Rugby last weekend, and now province captain, John Muldoon, is declared and celebrated as 'The Gladiator', in a new exhibition depicting some of the city's famous faces.

Mayo literary evening at The Linenhall

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Something About Home, is an evening with Mike McCormack, Dr Liam Harte and Mayo writers, taking place at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday 10 April at 8pm, which ties in with the recent publication of an anthology of the same name.

Paul Brady to perform at NUI Galway alumni awards on campus this weekend

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Singer songwriter Paul Brady will perform at the 2017 Alumni Awards to be held in the university this weekend at an event hosted by award winning TG4 news anchor Eimear Ní Chonaola will host this year’s Gala Banquet featuring the 2017 Alumni Awards ceremony.

NUIG to celebrate the work of Mike McCormack

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A public reception to celebrate the work and teaching of Galway-Mayo writer Mike McCormack, to mark the success of his acclaimed novel Solar Bones, will take place tomorrow evening [Wednesday February 22] in NUI Galway.

'It would be nice to see more poems about carpenters or blocklayers'

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He is originally from Youghal, and now resides in France, but it was while living in Galway that Adam White first discovered his poetic voice at The Crane Bar, and he discovered true romance on Inishbofin.

NUI Galway announces 2017 Alumni Award winners

NUI Galway has announced the winners of the 2017 Alumni Awards to be presented at the 17th annual Alumni Awards gala banquet on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the Bailey Allen Hall located in Áras na Mac Léinn on campus.

Another win for Mayo's Mike

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Solar Bones, a novel written in a single 223-page sentence by Mayo author Mike McCormack has been voted the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for 2016. Described as “a hymn to modern small-town life”, the experimental novel received unanimously positive reviews around the time of its publication.

It’s magic for writer Mike as he scoops two awards

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Mayo writer Mike McCormack is celebrating this week after an amazing double swoop in the world of literary awards. On Wednesday night he was named as the Irish Novel of the Year at the Bord Gais Irish Book of the Year Awards and last weekend, he won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction — both 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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