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Westport hosts major national series triathlon

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There are fewer than 10 weeks to go to Westport Triathlon Club's biggest event on June 16 – the annual Westport Triathlon is selling very well and is expected to be another sold out event.

Roll into books this weekend in Westport

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Westport’s Rolling Sun Book Festival takes place this weekend and brings yet more household names to light up mid-November. From media mogul Mark Little to film maker Jim Sheridan and anthologist Niall MacMonagle to author Paul Perry, the line up promises some exceptional events. The Rolling Sun Book Festival began yesterday evening, Thursday, and concludes with a live recording of RTE’s Sunday Miscellany on Sunday, November 19.

Westport is ready to roll for Rolling Sun Book Festival

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The Rolling Sun Book Festival, set in Westport, County Mayo, is a quirky boutique festival that indulges bookworms and connoisseurs of music, song, and poetry. Set in the shadow of the ancient spiritual mountain, Croagh Patrick, it evokes the many layers of Irish culture in the best bardic and poetic traditions. The festival kicked off last night, Thursday November 3, with poet Ger Reidy launching Lady Cassie Peregrina a poetry collection by Terry McDonagh in the Custom House Studio and will continue with a jam packed number of days until it finishes on Sunday November 6.

Westport gears up for bluegrass and folk weekend

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Westport folk and bluegrass festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month and it promises to be the biggest festival to date. Seventeen of the best local, national, and international folk and bluegrass acts will play in 11 different venues around the town over the weekend.

Finger picking and shoe shuffling weekend of folk and bluegrass coming up in Westport

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Westport folk and bluegrass festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month and it promises to be the biggest festival to date. Seventeen of the best local, national, and international folk and bluegrass acts will play in 11 different venues around the town over the weekend.

Westport gets ready to talk climate change

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The Geography Department at NUI Galway has organised two short talks for the public in Westport next Tuesday, April 5, to highlight how our response to recent extreme weather events and how our agricultural practices might be better adapted to anticipated changes in the climate.

Fab fortieth Westport Arts Festival starts next week

The 40th Westport Arts Festival kicks off next Wednesday, September 30, and this year’s festival features an eclectic mix of events for all ages across all art forms. The literary programme for this year’s festival includes the award-winning writer, John Banville, whose novel, The Sea, won the Man Booker Prize. There will also be readings from Donal Ryan, Martin Dyar, Geraldine Mills, and Orfhlaith Foyle. Dr Eimear O’Connor, art historian and author and curator, will give a presentation on Seán Keating and the Art of the Rebellion. The winners of the festival’s Poetry Competition will be announced at a special prize-giving evening of poetry and music in The Creel, featuring writer and singer-songwriter, Orlagh de Bhaldraithe.

 

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