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Tribute to author Michel Déon at NUI Galway

Adjunct Professor and honorary graduate of NUI Galway, the late Michel Déon was remembered this week at the university as the Chair of French will be named in his honour. The event took place as part of a day of tribute to the French author jointly organised by NUI Galway, Cúirt International Festival of Literature and the French Embassy, in the presence of French Ambassador to Ireland, M. Jean-Pierre Thébault, and of one of Michel Déon’s fellow members of the Académie Française, M. Frédéric Vitoux.

The French connection - Cúirt to celebrate Michel Déon

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THE HIBERNOPHILE French author Michel Déon will be celebrated at a series of events at this month's Cúirt International Festival of Literature, organised in conjunction with the French Embassy and NUI, Galway.

Michel Déon - Galway’s adopted Frenchman

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IN THE late sixties, when a French author and revered member of the Academie Francaise, Michel Déon, came to County Galway with his wife Chantal, he probably had no idea he would spend the remainder of his life - spanning almost a half of a century - here, and that Galway was where he would pass away.

Books - personal landmarks on life’s landscape

“MY OWN books I packed up in cases and sat on them, or dined on them. Books in a colony play a different part in your existence from what they do in Europe; there is a whole part in your existence where they alone take charge of; and on this account, according to their quality, you feel more grateful, or more indignant with them, than you will ever do in civilised countries.”

Proust Questionnaire

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

See Thérèse Desqueyroux on Sunday

POPULAR FRENCH actress Audrey Tautou plays the title role in Thérèse Desqueyroux which will be screened by the Galway Film Society this weekend.

Proust Questionnaire Senator Lorraine Higgins

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Freedom of Connemara for French singing legend

It is one of France’s most famous songs, has been included on many collections of top Gallic hits, sold millions of copies in the early 1980s and now it is to lead to the Freedom of Connemara for its singer.

Proust Questionnaire

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Proust Questionnaire Performer Nico Brown

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

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