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Éamon de Buitléar presents personal archive to NUIG

Éamon de Buitléar, film maker, musician, environmentalist, and Ireland’s answer to David Attenborough, has presented his personal archive to NUI Galway.

The loneliness of the long distance writer

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MY MOTHER sometimes articulated a memory of a Friday evening sometime in the early 1950s when a young girl and boy entered the shop and spent the afternoon there.

Proust Questionnaire - Conor Montague

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A brave new voice

ONE OF the more refreshing delights of bookselling and reading is when a new voice makes itself heard for the first time.

Eleven intimations of genius

IT IS extraordinarily difficult nowadays to understand the bombshell caused by the publication of Edna O’Brien’s first novel The Country Girls in 1960.

Clifden Arts Festival programme unveiled

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THE LINE-UP for the 33rd Clifden Community Arts Festival, which runs from September 16 to 26, was unveiled on Monday evening at a reception in Galway’s Courtyard Marriott Hotel.

Life is absurd - but let’s get involved

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This year’s Galway Arts festival succeeds yet again in giving some insight into the minds of remarkable artists whose personal magic interprets our world. These include international journalists Niall O’Dowd, John Lancaster, several writers including Bret Easton Ellis, and the renowned theatre and opera director Sir Peter Hall. On Saturday afternoon, the playwright and poet Frank McGuinness teased out some paths through the labyrinthine mind of Ireland’s leading painter Brian Bourke.

A lifetime spent among the pages

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Few scenes can compare with the Ballynahinch river, it thick with salmon, and you with a rod in your hand.

Proust Questionnaire

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Homespun consolation and ecstatic utterances

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ALICE TAYLOR is best known for her memoir To School Through The Fields which, on its publication in 1988, rapidly became the best selling book ever published in Ireland.

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