Search Results for 'John Millington Synge'

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Synge’s Aran Islands at the Town Hall

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JOHN MILLINGTON Synge’s classic prose work, The Aran Islands, comes to the Town Hall Theatre stage next week in a compelling adaptation by Joe O’Byrne and Co-Motion Media, and performed by Brendan Conroy, one of Ireland's finest actors.

Some awful things that George Moore said...

You might think that those at the core of the Irish literary renaissance at the beginning of the 20th century, were one big happy family beavering away in their rooms at Lady Gregory's home at Coole, Co Galway. In those early days it was a house full of voices and sounds. Sometimes you heard WB Yeats humming the rhythm of a poem he was cobbling together; or the click-clacking of Lady Gregory's typewriter as she worked on another play for the Abbey. There was the sound of the Gregory grandchildren playing in the garden; the booming voice of George Bernard Shaw, as he complains that he is only allowed to have either butter or jam on his bread, but not both to comply with war rations (He cheated by the way. He put butter on one side of his bread, and when he thought no one was looking, piled jam on the other!); or the voices of the artist Jack Yeats and JM Synge returning from a day messing about on a boat calling out to a shy Sean O'Casey to come out of the library for God's sake and enjoy the summer afternoon.

Erris Players present drama doubleErris Players present drama double

The award winning Erris Players have a double serving of drama in store for Bangor Erris and Belmullet audiences this Easter.

Erris Players present drama double

The award winning Erris Players have a double serving of drama in store for Bangor Erris and Belmullet audiences this Easter.

Stories from the Trees: The Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering

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The highly successful Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering celebrates its 20th birthday in Coole Park, Gort, from Friday to Sunday, September 26 to 28.

Images of Aran more than a century ago

All great books begin with an arresting sentence. I remember as a boy being captivated by JM Synge’s opening sentence in what I consider his greatest work The Aran Islands, first published in 1907, two years before his death. It has not been out of print since:

NUIG appoints first professor of drama

PATRICK LONERGAN has been appointed as NUI Galway’s first professor of drama and theatre studies. His focus will be to develop new courses, build research resources, and partner with theatre companies.

Exhibition looks at combating poverty in 19th century Galway

The years 1891 to 1923 were among the most important in Irish history, featuring the events that would lead to independence, partition, and the civil war.

Book review by The Castle Bookshop

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Straight from the Heart, edited by Bridget Hourican, is both a beautiful book and a piece of fascinating social history. It comprises more that 60 love letters ranging in time from 1694 to 1998.

Out and about in Mayo

The Alan Kelly gang and Eddie Reader at the Linenhall

 

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