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Why are the initials of James Joyce missing from Coole’s famous tree?

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What would have happened to James Joyce had he come to the relative comforts of Coole, instead of opting for hardship and exile and the life of a wandering artist in Europe?

Rita Ann Higgins - the fearless poetic voice

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RITA ANN Higgins has been one of the most individual and outspoken voices in Irish poetry for the last 25 years and her poetic journey continues with the publication of the ‘part essay, part rhyme’, Hurting God, a fascinating refection on family, religion, memory, and community.

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To the waters and the wild with Stornoway

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WHEN THE English folk-pop/indie band Stornoway play the Róisín Dubh on Saturday April 17 at 8pm, it will be akin to a homecoming for vocalist Brian Briggs, who spent childhood summers with his grandfather in the lakes and mountains of Connemara.

NUIG researchers to learn from leading stem cell expert

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Researchers with the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at NUI Galway are set to benefit from the vast experience and tutelage of leading stem cell expert Dr Alan Colman.

A heavy shadow over Coole

In Roy Foster’s impressive biography of WB Yeats* he tells an interesting anecdote concerning the sinking of the RMS Lusitania off the Cork coast on May 7 1915. The Galway writer Violet Martin (the second half of the caustic but amusing Sommerville and Ross duo), was walking by the sea near Castletownshend, Co Cork, when she saw the Lusitania pass in ‘beautiful weather’. Half and hour later, as the ship steamed passed the Old Head of Kinsale on her way to Liverpool, it was torpedoed by a German U-boat. Nearly 2,000 people perished.

Fifteenth Autumn Gathering will celebrate life at Coole Park

How WB Yeats changed his wife’s name to George, and annoyed his lifelong friend Lady Gregory as a result, is one of the lighter topics to be explored during this year’s 15th Autumn Gathering.

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