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Kathleen B Curran, who began working for the Galway Harbour Board after she left school, would rise spectacularly through the ranks to become the combined Harbour Master and secretary to the Port Authority (an unheard of position for a woman in Ireland). She was intimately involved in all of the major events which the harbour witnessed during the latter part of the last century. But I am sure she took particular pleasure, as an Irish language enthusiast and a great admirer of the poet WB Yeats, when Galway was picked out to play a role in the great poet’s funeral.
Who was St. Vincent de Paul? The charitable organisation founded in his name ensures that he remains familiar, but what was the background and history of this French Catholic priest, canonized in the eighteenth century? This year is the 400th anniversary of organisations taking him as patron and source of inspiration.
On Saturday November 14, well-know children’s author Oisín McGann is hosting a talk at Westport Library as part of the 2015 Rolling Sun Book Festival. The event is free of charge and suitable for children up to 12 years of age. Oisín is one of Ireland’s most prolific and best-known writer-illustrators, producing books for all ages of reader. He is a winner of the European Science Fiction Society Award, the Bisto Book of the Year Merit Award, and has been shortlisted for numerous other awards, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in the UK, le Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire in France, and Locus Magazine's Best First Novel Award in the US.