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Cúirt 2020 - a weekend of literature online

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THE CORONAVIRUS has curtailed Cúirt, but it could not stop it. The city's international festival of literature has moved online and over the next few days, Galway can enjoy a feast of author interviews, readings, and interaction.

Cúirt literature festival goes online

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CÚIRT INTERNATIONAL Festival Of Literature will become the first literary festival in the world to be a completely digital event, when it goes online later this month.

Cúirt will not to go ahead ‘in its physical form’

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The Cúirt International Festival of Literature, which was to run from April 20 to 25, will not take place “in its physical form this year” owing to the coronavirus lockdown and restrictions.

Patrick Cassidy’s Children of Lir Concert in Westport - cancelled

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As with planned and proposed events nationwide, due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Patrick Cassidy’s Cantata, The Children of Lir, due to be performed by Blessington Millennium Choir at Holy Trinity Church, Westport on Saturday 25th April 2020, has been cancelled. The Children of Lir is Patrick’s highly acclaimed traditional musical interpretation of the legend of the Children of Lir, so firmly associated with Mayo.

‘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.

 

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