Search Results for 'Maria Edgeworth'

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‘If you want to know who I am, I am John D Mahon of Ballydonnellan castle’

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Week II

‘If you want to know who I am, I am John D Mahon of Ballydonnellan castle’

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Week II

New book charts changing face of Athlone

Local author Desmond Egan launches his new book Athlone Athlone, with photographs by Noel Finnerty, this weekend.

Prepare for a new look Athlone Literary Festival

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Athlone Literary Festival takes place this year from Friday to Sunday September 24 to 26, with a jampacked programme of events to include workshops and readings, to debates and art exhibitions.

Of novellas and classics

In Sligo town the library was. On the floor of a dusty old attic, the books hadn’t been moved for decades and, with the exception of some older local history journals, seemed to be of little interest. However, based on the promise of these journals, a deal was struck.

‘GALWAY! THE DIRTIEST TOWN I EVER SAW!’

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In 1833 the novelist and educationalist Maria Edgeworth and some friends set out on a horse and open carriage tour of Connemara in considerable style. Happily for us because she was an inveterate letter writer, we have today her amusing and sharply observed picture of her adventure, as travel 175 years ago was pretty rough and ready.

 

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