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“AS NASTY a man as he is poor as a 'poet'” was what John McTernan, a former advisor to Tony Blair called Kevin Higgins - but then, that's Blairites for you. Diarmaid Ferriter though was on the mark, when he described the Galwegian as “Ireland’s accomplished political poet and satirist".
The rain was splish splashing in its Galway fashion on Tuesday evening but that didn’t deter the many literature devotees who gathered at the House Hotel for the programme launch of this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature.
A solicitor for an elderly man described as “extremely ill” with cancer has urged the High Court to help him find out what happened to his infant sister after she was born at St Mary’s mother and baby home in Tuam.
THE RAIN was splish splashing in its Galway fashion on Tuesday evening but that didn’t deter the many literature devotees who gathered at the House Hotel for the programme launch of this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature.
“IF EVER you go to Dublin Town/In a hundred years or so/Inquire for me in Baggot Street/And what I was like to know” wrote the poet Patrick Kavanagh, but you do not have to go to Dublin to find out about him.
WRITERS JAKI McCarrick, Ciaran Ferriter, and Paul Lewis, will read at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday February 23 at 6.30pm.
LEADING GALWAY poets like Gerry Hanberry, Alvy Carragher, Miceál Kearney, Pete Mullineaux, and Marie Cadden will read at the 2017 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase, which takes place next week.
Mayo wrappeded up their FBD League run for 2017 with a remarkable win over Roscommon on Sunday, we look back on a that win and pick out a few talking points. You can read our match report at http://www.advertiser.ie/mayo/article/89983/moran-seals-miracle-ending-for-mayo
It’s a long way from the business end of the year, but the determination shown by Mayo to dig out what looked like an impossible victory as the game moved towards the end of normal time and they trailed by five points is something that will warm the spirits of the Mayo faithful ahead of their league opener against Monaghan in a fortnights time.
THE GALWAY University Hospital Arts Trust is seeking entries for its annual poetry competition, which this year will be judged by leading Galway poet, Kevin Higgins, current writer-in-residence with the GUH Arts Trust.