Local award-winning poet Seán Lysaght launched a new book called Carnival Masks in the Creel, Westport Quay, last night (Thursday ).
Mr Lysaght has published seven volumes of poems, including The Mouth of a River in 2007.
He also received the O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry in 2007.
His play Achill was produced by Theatre Works West and premiered at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, in November 2013.
He teaches at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Castlebar, and lives in Westport.