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Some months after Lady Christobel Ampthill’s spectacular accident (her horse who refused to jump a flooding stream, and she was thrown into the river, and nearly drowned), Michel Déon and his wife Chantal, came across her sitting in her car near Kinvara.* She clearly looked distressed. There was a rumour that she had not fully recovered from her accident. She was getting forgetful.
I do not know the statistics, but I feel sure that the greatest number of our continental visitors come from France. During the summer you hear and see a lot of French people clutching maps of our small city, wandering about in groups; or lines of young students talking and gesturing happily among themselves, not paying the least attention to their guide. The French are not operatic like the Italians. They share beautiful sounding words; but the face is serious. I feel there is something of Old Europe in the French language.
Adjunct Professor and honorary graduate of NUI Galway, the late Michel Déon was remembered this week at the university as the Chair of French will be named in his honour. The event took place as part of a day of tribute to the French author jointly organised by NUI Galway, Cúirt International Festival of Literature and the French Embassy, in the presence of French Ambassador to Ireland, M. Jean-Pierre Thébault, and of one of Michel Déon’s fellow members of the Académie Française, M. Frédéric Vitoux.
THE HIBERNOPHILE French author Michel Déon will be celebrated at a series of events at this month's Cúirt International Festival of Literature, organised in conjunction with the French Embassy and NUI, Galway.
The rain was splish splashing in its Galway fashion on Tuesday evening but that didn’t deter the many literature devotees who gathered at the House Hotel for the programme launch of this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature.
THE RAIN was splish splashing in its Galway fashion on Tuesday evening but that didn’t deter the many literature devotees who gathered at the House Hotel for the programme launch of this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature.
IN THE late sixties, when a French author and revered member of the Academie Francaise, Michel Déon, came to County Galway with his wife Chantal, he probably had no idea he would spend the remainder of his life - spanning almost a half of a century - here, and that Galway was where he would pass away.