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DANCING AT Lughnasa, Brian Friel's most famous play, and one of his greatest, will be staged in An Taibhdhearc, by the Knocknacarra Amateur Theatre Society from Wednesday May 20 to Saturday 23 at 8pm.
GALWAY POETS and musicians will gather in Thoor Ballylee in south Galway, the one-time home of WB Yeats, for an evening of poetry, song, and story when The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society presents At Home With Yeats, on Poetry Ireland Day this eveing at 8pm
The sinking of the Lusitania on May 7 1915, off the Cork coast, by a German submarine electrified Ireland, Britain and America. In Ireland, the fact that German submarines were lurking so close to the Irish shore, added fuel to the propaganda that Germany was planning to invade the country. It spurred recruitment into the armed forces. In Britain, the shameful practice of using passenger liners to carry munitions across the Atlantic without telling the passengers they were in effect travelling on a British war ship, was to come to an end.
THE LEGACY of Lady Augusta Gregory will be celebrated in the Lough Cutra Castle and estate, outside Gort in south Galway, next month.
TO MARK the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, artists Pádraic Reaney is hosting an exhibition of some of his graphic work based on Yeats’s Crazy Jane poems.
THREE HOSTAGES, an Irishman, an Englishman, and an American, imprisoned in a cell in the Middle East ,is the setting for Frank McGuinness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me.
The An Post Cycle Series, supported by An Post, the Irish Sports Council, and Local Sports Partnerships, encourages people of all fitness levels to get on their bikes in one of the five cycling tours across the country between May and September. The An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo kicks off the series on the May Bank Holiday Weekend and this year is part of the ‘Yeats 2015’ celebrations where cyclists can enjoy the wonderful scenery of Sligo, the spiritual home of the great poet.
Gort will play host to a WB Yeats-themed parade this weekend as part of a week of festivities to mark St Patrick’s Day.
A 40 per cent cut in funding to the arts has meant that a local committee in Galway is going it alone to restore WB Yeats’s home in Gort. The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society has launched a call for funds in Ireland and abroad to restore Thoor Ballylee, a fine 14th century tower owned by Yeats.