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Two women’s poems of experience

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POST-HEANEY, Irish poetry is in desperate need of a 'next big thing'. It should, preferably, be a poet with a haircut sufficiently stylish to allow him/her at least pretend to be young.

Cúirt labs - creative workshops for young people

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THE CÚIRT The Labs, the education and youth strand of Galway's international festival of literature, aimed at schools and young people, returns from Monday April 24 to Saturday 29.

Joe Steve Ó Neachtain switches on the Christmas lights at UHG

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Irish writer, actor, playwright and broadcaster Joe Steve Ó Neachtain officially switched on the Christmas lights at University Hospital Galway last Sunday. Joe Steve is also well known for his portrayal of Peadar Ó Conghaile in the long-running soap Ros na Rún kicked off an evening of festivities with music by The Conquerors and carol singers from Scoil Cathríona Renmore.

Historic bilingual publication of Pádraic Ó Conaire’s classic stories

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First published in Irish in 1918, Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach/Seven Virtues of the Rising is a collection of seven stories by Pádraic Ó Conaire (1882–1928), published in English for the first time. Despite the title of the collection, the stories themselves are not directly concerned with the actual events of the 1916 Rising, although there are several allusions to key figures and locations.

Pádraic Ó Conaire and the Rising

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Pádraic Ó Conaire was born on February 28 1882 in a pub by the docks, to middle-class Catholic publicans. He briefly attended the Presentation National School, but when his parents both died young he went to live with some of his extended family in Rosmuc. He later went to school in Rockwell and from there to Blackrock College in Dublin. He emigrated to London and took a lowly job in the civil service. He joined the local branch of Conradh na Gaeilge and flourished as an Irish language teacher and writer. In 1901 he published his first short story, An t-Iascaire agus an File.

Cúirt New Writing Prize 2017

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THE CÚIRT New Writing Prize is seeking entries in poetry and fiction, with a €500 cash prize for the winner of each category and the opportunity to read at the Cúirt/Over The Edge Showcase at Cúirt 2017.

Knights of Columbanus to hold annual pub quiz for charity

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The Athlone branch of the Knights of Columbanus are delighted to announce their upcoming annual pub quiz, which will take place at The Bounty, Athlone on Thursday, October 6 from 8.30pm.

Brian Leyden to give a reading as part of Westport Arts Festival

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The Westport Civic Trust has long contributed to the town's Arts Festival, and this year is proud to announce that Brian Leyden, the noted novelist, short story writer, memoirist, playwright, screenwriter, librettist and editor will give a reading of some of his works. This will be at The Creel, on the Quay in Westport on Thursday, September 29 at 8pm.

‘Coming in from the cold’ at UCG

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Even the master of intrigue himself, John le Carré, would have been mystified at the bizarre challenges the late Labhrás Ó Nualláin was presented with when he applied for a lectureship in economics, commerce and accountancy (through Irish) at University College Galway in 1953.

Síoga i gCeardlann an Spidéil

Tá feachtas Nollaig álainn, Doirse na Sióga, tosaithe ag Ceardlann An Spidéil agus iad ag tabhairt cuiridh do chuairteoir páirt a ghlacadh sa spraoi trí iarracht a dhéanamh teacht ar na trí dhoras shiógacha atá i bhfolach sna siopaí i gCeardlann an Spidéil. Nuair a bhíonn na doirse aimsithe acu ní mór dóibh marc a chur leis an doras ar an mapa taisce agus ansin do mhapa a thabhairt chuig caifé agus bácús an Bhuilín Blasta. Tabharfaidh siadsan lipéad méine agus seacláid the in aisce duit. Ansin nuair atá do mhian scríofa agat, croch ar an gcrann méine é do na sióga. Aimseoidh na sióga é i gcaitheamh na hoíche agus gheobhaidh tú breith do bhéil féin.


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