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THE STRUCTURE of Gerald Dawe’s memoir The Stoic Man, recently published by the Lagan Press, follows much the same general outline of his Selected Poems, published in 2012, and could easily be subtitled A Tale of Three Cities, beginning in the troubled city of Belfast, continuing on to the cultural melting pot that was Galway during the 1970s and 1980s, before moving on the comfortable avenues of Dún Laoghaire and the ivory towers of Trinity College.
FÉILE NA bhFlaitheartach, the annual celebration of the Aran Island writers Liam and Tom O'Flaherty, takes place on Inis Mór on Saturday August 29 and Sunday 30, with discussions on history, politics, and literature.
THE DEADLINE for the 2015 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition, which is open to both poets and fiction writers, is Wednesday August 5, and there is a prize fund of €1,000 up for grabs.
BE VERY frightened! Scottish storyteller and writer Rab Fulton will host one of his popular Celtic Tales storytelling sessions as part of the Galway Fringe Festival, focussng on "tales of terror from Scotland and Ireland".
The city’s arts fraternity were out in force and in high good cheer at the Radisson Hotel on Monday night for the launch of the 38th Galway International Arts Festival and the 10th under the stewardship of artistic director Paul Fahy.
THE CITY'S arts fraternity were out in force and in high good cheer at the Radisson Hotel on Monday night for the launch of the 38th Galway International Arts Festival and the 10th under the stewardship of artistic director Paul Fahy.
THE GALWAY Film Fleadh concluded last night with the premiere of An Klondike, a movie version of a four-part mini series to be aired on TG4 later in the year. The first Irish western, and with dialogue mostly as Gaeilge, this is an incredibly ambitious undertaking.
President of Ireland Michael D Higgins was the special guest at an event in NUI Galway on Monday celebrating the prodigious career of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus in History.
Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,” John Banville will open The Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering in September.
COLM TÓIBÍN, one of Ireland's most acclaimed and prolific writers, will read from his work at the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday June 25 at 8pm.