Search Results for 'Seamus Heaney'

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Hey Mister Teacher Man

ABOUT FIVE years ago I received an e-mail from a Dutch customer who wanted to know if we could supply 42 copies of a single Mills and Boon title. Having sourced and supplied the 42 copies, I asked him out of sheer curiosity why he wanted them.

Danish choir at St Nicholas’

DENMARK’S Kammerkoret Audite Choir will give the world premiere of two new works at their concert in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church this evening.

Gerry Hanberry to read at The Ardilaun

GALWAY AUTHOR and poet Gerry Hanberry will next week deliver a lecture on how themes of love and laughter reoccur in the works of Irish writers and musicians.

Colm Tóibín and 3/Triúr set for unique Cancer Care West event

Cancer Care West will host a very special evening of literature and music with award-winning author and playwright Colm Tóibín, an extraordinary array of music from 3/Triúr, featuring world renowned fiddle player Martin Hayes, virtuoso musician and composer Peadar O Riada and exciting young fiddle player Caoimhín O Raghallaigh and a public interview with Colm Tóibín and Martin Hayes. The event will take place on Saturday November 26 at the Radisson Live Lounge, Galway at 8pm. Doors will open at 7pm.

Nuala Ní Conchuir and Gabriel Rosenstock event for Literary Festival

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Athlone Literary Festival is delighted to welcome to the festival writer Nuala Ní Chonchúir. Born in Dublin in 1970, Nuala Ní Chonchúir is a full-time fiction writer and poet, living in Ballinasloe.

The poetry book to bring everywhere with you

TIME WAS that British poetry was the preserve dusty old English professors and eccentric maiden aunts, with the occasional hippy chick in floral dress or angry young man in black French polo neck thrown in.

Sean Tyrrell, discovering Who Killed James Joyce

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IN WHAT promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s Cúirt, singer-songwriter Sean Tyrrell will premiere his new show Who Killed James Joyce, inspired by the poems and life-stories of some of Ireland’s foremost poets, both past and present.

Check out some of the top festivals and events taking place this March

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Spring is well and truly here and Ireland is bursting with festivals and events that take place across the country every week. It is all right here on your very own doorstep, depending on what you fancy. Check out for more information on the ‘must do’ festivals, but for now, here are some of our favourites.

Heaney reading for Cancer Care West

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A huge crowd turned up in the Bailey Allen Hall last week for a poetry reading by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. The programme began with some exquisite music by Mozart and Debussy played by Galway’s musical quartet, Contempo, and it was followed by music of a different kind that will resonate in the memories of those who were present as Heaney read from his new book Human Chain.

Clifden Arts Festival programme unveiled

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THE LINE-UP for the 33rd Clifden Community Arts Festival, which runs from September 16 to 26, was unveiled on Monday evening at a reception in Galway’s Courtyard Marriott Hotel.


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