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‘The great and the good of Irish writing'

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THE FIRST year of the new decade sees a new director at the helm of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature – Sahsa de Buyl. “If you were to look at a theme for this years’s event,” she says, “it would be the great and the good of Irish writing.”

Celebrating Eilís Dillon

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Eilís Dillon was born on March 7, 1920, in Galway. Her parents were Professor Tom Dillon and Geraldine Plunkett, who was a sister of Joseph Mary Plunkett. They were very republican and were forced to move a number of times. They lived for a time in Daingean House and later in Barna for a few years. Eilís went to Barna National School where she became fluent at Irish, later to the Presentation, and later still to the Ursuline Convent in Sligo. She worked for a while in the hotel business.

Cúirt New Writing Prize 2020 seeks entrants

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THE CÚIRT International Festival of Literature's New Writing Prize 2020 for poetry and fiction is seeking entrants.

Craughwell athletes return from success in Europe

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Craughwell AC made their European debut in Portugal last weekend at the prestigious European Athletics U20 Club Track and Field Championships.

A concert in Thoor Ballylee

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ORANMORE SOPRANO, Helen Hancock will give a concert, entitled The Art of Song, in the Yeats Tower of Thoor Ballylee on Saturday August 24 at 8pm as part of Heritage Week.

Numbers set to increase at Thoor Ballylee

An East Galway TD has welcomed the awarding of a 2019 tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence to Thoor Ballylee.

Over The Edge Cúirt showcase

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THE 14TH annual New Writing Showcase, hosted by the Over The Edge: Open Readings, will take place in the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday April 10 at 11am, as part of the Cúirt Festival of International Literature.

‘I am an international socialist,’ shouted Pádraic Ó Conaire

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In his famous statue of the writer and Irish scholar Pádraic Ó Conaire, the sculpture Albert Power presents a brilliant likeness to the man Galway knew as he went about the town. Liam Ó Briain, a friend and fellow Irish enthusiast, remarked that Albert Power had captured exactly how the man looked. Meeting Ó Conaire in town one evening, Ó Briain remembered that he looked in reality as he is on the statue: ‘the stick in his right hand, the little hat on his head’, a face that could show his ‘puckish humour.’ *

Ó Cuív demands approval for affordable housing funding

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy must immediately approve funding requests from the Galway City Council to develop affordable housing on local authority lands at Bóthar an Chóiste, Castlegar.

Launch of Táin Bó Fliodhaise – The Cattle Raid of Mayo

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Lá Fhéile Bríde, marked the official launch of the ‘Táin Bó Fliodhaise – The Cattle Raid of Mayo’ project in Ballina Arts Centre.

 

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