Search Results for 'John Montague'

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A poet at Claregalway castle

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Once upon a time, when a renowned bardic poet visited the castle a sort of hysteria broke out. Women ran to the kitchens to prepare hogs and stuffings for a great feast. Banners and flags were flown from the battlements. Musicians urgently practiced new songs in his  praise. Tavern keepers rolled in their best barrels of beer and wine, and weapons were nosily discarded. All prisoners and lunatics were released. Fathers were invited to bring to the fore their young daughters, so that they may be admired! 

Cúirt hits thirty

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ON TUESDAY evening at the House Hotel the programme for the 2015 Cúirt International Literature Festival was officially launched and, as ever, there is a rich feast of readings, talks, workshops, launches, and more to look forward to.

Paul Durcan and Joseph O’Neill to read at Cúirt

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The poets Paul Durcan and John Montague, as well as the Booker nominated novelist Joseph O’Neill will read at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature which will  run from April 21 to 27 in venues across Galway city and county.

A session with Pete Mullineaux

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SALMON POETRY has published a delightful new collection by Galway-based poet Pete Mullineaux entitled Session. The poems are all related to music and sound, and links both with human interaction and nature.

Irish poets gone to the dogs

“IF YOU pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.”

Cúirt to celebrate forty years of Gallery Press

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AS CÚIRT celebrates its 25th birthday, the festival programme is also hosting a 40th birthday celebration for Gallery Press, Ireland’s pre-eminent poetry publishing house.

Cúirt to celebrate forty years of Gallery Press

AS CÚIRT celebrates its 25th birthday, the festival programme is also hosting a 40th birthday celebration for Gallery Press, Ireland’s pre-eminent poetry publishing house.

Literary dolmens

SLOWLY BUT surely the men and women e writings made Ireland one of the greater global cultural centres from the 1960s to the 1990s are gradually passing on.

 

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