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An important collection of letters from the mid-1920s concerning the Irish-language writer Pádraic Ó Conaire has been kindly donated to Galway City Museum by the Galway Technical Institute on the ninetieth anniversary of the author’s death. The letters relate to Ó Conaire’s time as an Irish language teacher at Galway Technical Institute (GTI), then situated on Dominick Street.
GALWAY WILL mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Irish revolutionary republican, socialist, trade unionist, and writer James Connolly, with an event in the Galway City Library.
THE POET Annemarie Ní Churreáin, along with Maurice Devitt and Amy Barrett, will read from her work at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday November 22 at 6.30pm.
The November ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday November 22, from 6.30 to 8pm.
In the course of a long, varied, career Bibi Baskin has been a schoolteacher, a journalist, a ratings-topping broadcaster, a hotelier, and motivational speaker, and her life’s journey has taken her from her native Ardara, in Donegal, to Kerala, in India. On Sunday November 17, she will be coming to Galway, along with writer Gerard Beirne, to present Suaimhneas, ‘a day of words and wellness’ at the Maldron Hotel in which Bibi will share the wisdom and insights she has accrued through her eventful and remarkable life.
INDEPENDENT SENATOR Lynn Ruane and the Irish Examiner's Michael Clifford, will be reading at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading at the Galway City Library.
Little John Nee brings his legendary musical storytelling to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar with his latest show The Tea Dance on Thursday October 18 at 8pm.
NUI Galway hosted the Lady Gregory Yeats Gathering with a book launch for Lady Gregory’s Irish Writings 1883-1893 edited by James Pethica and a new exhibition of materials at the Special Collections Reading Room of the James Hardiman Library.
PÁDRAIC Ó CONAIRE'S short story, M’Asal Beag Dubh, about the time the writer bought a donkey from a Travelller family, is the subject of a new art exhibition, taking place where the original story was set - Kinvara.
POETRY SLAMS are common and there are always opportunities for poets to read their work aloud. Not so for fiction writers, which is why the annual Over The Edge Fiction Slam is such a welcome event.