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Emma O’Grady ‘looking well’ with revival of superb solo show

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One of the best local plays I saw last year was Emma O’Grady’s solo show, What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten on the Inside, based on tape recordings made by her grandfather Paddy O’Grady shortly before his death.

'Literature did count for something and the authorities could be frightened of it'

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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.

A tragic and turbulent week for the US and Spain

Well, murder and mayhem again! The gambling city of Las Vegas was where the latest outrage occurred last weekend. Such wanton destruction and waste.

Remembering the people’s poet

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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!

Sacred Heart School Drama Group bring little Little Women to the stage

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Next Wednesday and Thursday the multi-award winning Sacred Heart School drama group will bring their first full length play, Little Women, to the stage of Westport’s Town Hall. This new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic will be something for all the family to enjoy.

Christmas dinner with the Misses Morkan

We get out of bed at nine, and Nora makes chocolate. At midday we have lunch which we (or rather she) buys (soup, meat, potatoes and some thing else)...At 4 o’clock we have chocolate, and at 8 o’clock dinner which Nora cooks.

 

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