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THOUGH WIDELY acknowledged as one of our foremost writers, Eugene McCabe is also, paradoxically, somewhat unsung. This may be explained by his output being less than prolific, with lengthy gaps where he focused on tending his farm, and that he wrote across different media – stage, television and fiction.
SEAN MCGINLEY, a stalwart of Druid’s early days, makes a welcome return to the company for the first time in eleven years, when he takes the lead role in Eugene McCabe’s powerful drama, King Of The Castle.
Patrick Kavanagh never spoke about poetry or literature to his friends. The Monaghan born poet and novelist, who grew up on a small farm, was more inclined to talk about everyday news, politics, Marilyn Monroe, horse racing, and goodlooking, rich women or medical students who caught his eye. And there were quite a few of these!
Fonsie Mealy auctioneers will conduct an auction comprising more than 800 lots on May 30 at the Tara Towers Hotel, Dublin 4.
“IF EVER you go to Dublin Town/In a hundred years or so/Inquire for me in Baggot Street/And what I was like to know” wrote the poet Patrick Kavanagh, but you do not have to go to Dublin to find out about him.
Booker-nominated novelist Donal Ryan and Patrick Kavanagh Award-winning poet Martin Dyar will be in Castlebar next week to present Hearts and Minds, a special evening of collaborative and interactive explorations of their work, at the Linenhall Arts Centre.
PATRICK KAVANAGH was a novelist, songwriter, and columnist with the RTÉ Guide, but he was above all one of the giants of 20th century Irish poetry and literature.
I must explain at the beginning of this column that I am compiling it before the Dáil meets on Wednesday, April 6. So I have no idea of what the outcome of that day will be but hopefully next week we will talk about it. I regret that my column must be in before the outcome of that Dáil meeting can be told. Let’s hope they come to some conclusion.
ON THURSDAY February 4 at 10pm, TG4 screens the first episode of its offbeat new comedy drama series EIPIC, in which a group of small-town Irish teenagers take over an abandoned post office to kick off a musical rebellion. The six-part series was scripted by Mike O’Leary, one of the writers on the cult E4 drama Misfits, and made by Maga Media Productions.
TWENTY-NINE years later, the route directions still resonate: “You drive as far as Malin Head and reverse 10 mile”. These were given to my brother Tom in 1986 when he received an invitation to what turned out to be one of the more singular book launches he ever attended.