Search Results for 'Deirdre Purcell'

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Westport is ready to roll for Rolling Sun Book Festival

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The Rolling Sun Book Festival, set in Westport, County Mayo, is a quirky boutique festival that indulges bookworms and connoisseurs of music, song, and poetry. Set in the shadow of the ancient spiritual mountain, Croagh Patrick, it evokes the many layers of Irish culture in the best bardic and poetic traditions. The festival kicked off last night, Thursday November 3, with poet Ger Reidy launching Lady Cassie Peregrina a poetry collection by Terry McDonagh in the Custom House Studio and will continue with a jam packed number of days until it finishes on Sunday November 6.

Dermot Bolger brings ‘Finding A Voice’ to Museum of Country Life

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As part of the 2016 Decade of Centenaries Public Engagement Programme, novelist, playwright and poet, Dermot Bolger is writer in residence at the National Museum of Ireland.  The residency is a collaborative project between the National Museum of Ireland and Poetry Ireland.  Finding A Voice: Dermot Bolger Writer in Residence aims to engage a wide range of audiences in themes and object histories that form the core of the museum's centenary exhibition Proclaiming A Republic: The 1916 Rising.

Book review: The Lonely Sea and Sky

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DERMOT BOLGER has been one of the central movers on the Irish Literary landscape since the early 1970s. Founder of the Raven Arts, now New Island Press, he published Paul Durcan’s first book and created a publishing platform for a generation of Irish poets.

 

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