Search Results for 'Seamus Heaney'

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'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.

Voices at Christmas

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‘If we had extra geese or cockerels my mother and myself would bring them to the market in Loughrea on the second Thursday before Christmas that was known as 'Big Thursday'. The market was held on the main street that time, you would not collect much money, maybe three shillings per goose but that would help to buy the Christmas.

Marcon secures fit-out of new visitor centre at Pearse’s Cottage

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Marcon has been appointed to carry out the interpretive fit-out of the new Pearse Cultural Centre Connemara (Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh Conamara) at Pearse’s Cottage, Ros Muc, Co Galway, a popular tourist attraction overlooking the breathtaking lakes and mountains of Connemara. The famous cottage was used by Patrick Pearse, one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, as a summer residence and summer school for his pupils from St Enda’s in Dublin.

Notre Dame University opens centre at Kylemore Abbey

The University of Notre Dame’s new Education Centre at Kylemore Abbey in Conemara will be officially opened this week. More than 100 senior academics and management from Indiana will fly into Ireland to attend the event.

‘Too late now to retrieve a fallen dream..’

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Week III

‘Too late now to retrieve a fallen dream..’

Week III

'I love to be able to get at the work'

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One of my abiding memories of Brían Bourke is of the day I visited him at his home with my two daughters who were then aged seven and five. Brian took us out to his garden where my daughters saw there was a trampoline. Brian promptly invited them to play on it and, removing his own shoes, was soon bouncing along energetically with them to their huge delight and entertainment.

Concerts to commemorate Eamonn Ceannt

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EAMONN CEANNT, the County Galwayman who was one of the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation, and who was crucial in reviving interest in, and paving the way for, the uilleann pipes central role in modern Irish music, is to be celebrated through a series of events in the city.

'Radio Éireann was a university of the air for me'

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How did Terry Wogan inaugurate young announcers? Why did the newsreader fall off the chair? What caused Larry Gogan to collapse in giggles? Irish radio is not always as serious as it has sounded.

Today is Poetry Day -what are you going to do?

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POETRY IS one of humanity's oldest forms of artistic and personal expression, found across all eras, languages, and cultures. Today is Poetry Day and Galway will mark the venerable form with a number of events.

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