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Seamus O’Rourke returns to Roscommon Arts Centre

Seamus O’Rourke brings his new play Indigestion to Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday, July 24 at 8pm.

Seamus O’Rourke takes Indigestion on a tour of Roscommon

The ever-popular playwright and actor Seamus O’Rourke is certainly proving very popular with Roscommon audiences with planned performances of his new play Indigestion at both King House Boyle (July 10) and Roscommon Arts Centre (July 24) as part of his new tour.

Roscommon trails feature in TV programme

Roscommon will feature in the first programme in the new series of Tracks and Trails which will be transmitted on RTÉ One tonight, Thursday March 5.

Michael Harding and his elephant

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THE IRISH Times columnist Michael Harding reads from his book, Hanging With The Elephant, in the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday February 11 at 8pm.

Hanging with the Elephant: An Evening with Michael Harding

Following his hugely popular nationwide tour of venues in Ireland in the autumn of 2013, Michael Harding, author, playwright and Irish Times columnist, is on his travels again to read from his latest book Hanging with the Elephant. He will be in Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday February 20 at 8pm.

New arts programme for spring 2015 unveiled for Roscommon Arts Centre

It’s another jam-packed programme of events as Roscommon Arts Centre unveil their programme of events with the fantastic Neil Delamere kicking off the new season with his new show The Fresh Prince of Delamere on Friday January 9. Neil is hugely popular with Roscommon audiences and is guaranteed to delight the crowd once more with his on-stage banter and quick-witted yarns!

Sparkplug rides again

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LITTLE JOHN NEE romps into the Town Hall Theatre next week for an extended run with his much-acclaimed show Sparkplug Callaghan.

Erris Festival of Words to take place next month

Aras Inis Gluaire, the Arts Centre for Erris, is initiating an exciting new festival of literature in 2014, this will follow the great tradition of the former Force 12 festival.

‘You become more human through failure’

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Michael Harding is one of our best-known writers; author of 15 plays, three novels, and a regular column for The Irish Times. He has won a number of awards for his work, both as a writer and as an actor. His most recent book is Staring at Lakes, an unflinchingly candid account of a prolonged period of debilitating physical illness and depression which afflicted him in the winter of 2010 and well into the following year. But the book is not just a memoir of this illness; Harding writes with humour and honesty of his entire life’s path; his time as a priest, his marriage to sculptor Cathy Carman, remarkable encounters with Buddhist monks and ordinary Irish country-people, his inner restlessness, and his eventual finding of peace through acceptance of love and the importance of now.

A spiritual odyssey

DURING THE late 1970s when we had a bookshop in Maynooth, there is a memory of a young student who was the wittiest, most cynical, and most laid back person I had ever met. He was the quintessential bohemian and seemed to be totally at ease with, and somewhat disdainful of, the world around him.

 

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