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'Alice In Wonderland was my introduction to surrealism'

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Cartoonist, painter, poet, novelist, critic, rock musician, punster, polymath, raconteur and wit; Tom Mathews has so many strings to his bow he could open his own archery club.

A poet at Claregalway castle

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Once upon a time, when a renowned bardic poet visited the castle a sort of hysteria broke out. Women ran to the kitchens to prepare hogs and stuffings for a great feast. Banners and flags were flown from the battlements. Musicians urgently practiced new songs in his  praise. Tavern keepers rolled in their best barrels of beer and wine, and weapons were nosily discarded. All prisoners and lunatics were released. Fathers were invited to bring to the fore their young daughters, so that they may be admired! 

Period home with literary connections on offer

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Location: The Moorings, Ballymahon Road, Athlone

Major Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights to take place just before Arts Festival

Thought leaders from the seemingly disparate worlds of human rights and the arts will come together for the Galway International Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights from 9-11 July. This landmark event, a world-first, is hosted by NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights, and will take place in the days immediately before the Galway International Arts Festival.

‘I’m a novelist who briefly blogged, rather than a blogger turned novelist’

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Galway writer Lisa McInerney has been hailed by The Irish Times as “the most talented writer at work today in Ireland”. For several years, as Sweary Lady, she penned the award-winning blog The Arse End of Ireland, about life on a Galway council estate.

Cúirt festival opens next week

The 30th Cúirt International Festival of Literature opens on Wednesday April 22 with an official reception and a poetry reading.

Period home with literary connections on offer

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Location: The Moorings, Ballymahon Road, Athlone

‘Cré na Cille is a hymn to the Irish of Connemara’

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Since its publication in 1949, Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Cré na Cille has been hailed as a masterpiece. Yet the novel has, in the words of John Banville, “remained locked away from non-Irish speakers”.

Paul Durcan and Joseph O’Neill to read at Cúirt

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The poets Paul Durcan and John Montague, as well as the Booker nominated novelist Joseph O’Neill will read at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature which will  run from April 21 to 27 in venues across Galway city and county.

Mt Temple Drama Group bring new play to Tuar Ard

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Mount Temple Drama Group presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward in Tuar Ard, Moate from Wednesday January 21 to Sunday January 25 at 8pm.

 

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