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Perhaps the biggest surprise of all was that one day, while Tom Kilroy was in Leaving Cert, an Adonis walked through St Kieran’s College. He inquired, in a very magisterial manner, where was one to find the headmaster.
THE THEME of the returned emigrant has driven landmark Irish plays such as John B Keane’s The Field, Brian Friel’s The Loves Of Cass Maguire, and Tom Murphy’s Conversations On A Homecoming.
When I started working in Tuam more than three decades ago, I came to the place like someone informed; It was as if I was watching a TV series having already seen the pilot episode. For me, very nook and cranny, every corner boy, every solicitor’s clerk, every waistcoated business owner, every side street had a side story about which there was a yarn or a saga. And for the best part of my many years there, I was enthralled and charmed and indeed shaped by the hundreds of characters who were citizens of the town, but who just as easily might have been characters in any one of Tom Murphy’s plays.
"THE IMPORTANCE of Tom Murphy's contribution to Irish theatre is immeasurable and outstanding. We have had no greater use of language for the stage than in the body of work produced by Tom Murphy since his earliest work in the 1960s."
A beautiful collection of 19th century books, including bound volumes of the famous satirical magazine Punch, has returned home to historic Turlough Park, now the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.
Declan Kiberd has long been one of our most lively and illuminating literary critics and next week, at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, he will discuss his latest book, After Ireland.
This was the team representing St Joseph’s College which won the Rosebowl Cup in 1968.
Three new book launches, panel discussions, creative workshops, poetry and fiction will be central to a jam packed Wild Atlantic Words Literary festival which runs from this Wednesday, October 4 to Sunday, October 8 in Castlebar. And the programme has something for every taste — children's events, young people's writing, history debates, sporting memoirs, culinary arts, hometown reminiscences.
THE EXCITING new Dublin company Corps Ensemble come to the Town Hall Theatre this month with its blistering production of Mark O’Rowe’s high-octane drama, Made In China.
Tommy Tiernan and Mary Coughlan both feature in a new, Galway produced, documentary, Meetings With Ivor, about the life and work of leading Irish psychiatrist Ivor Browne, which will be screened at The Eye Cinema.