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Seamus Heaney to give poetry reading in aid of Cancer Care West

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Nobel Prize winner, Seamus Heaney will give one of the first public readings of his new collection entitled Human Chain at the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway on Tuesday September 7 at 8pm. The proceeds will go to Cancer Care West, the local cancer charity.

First Kilkenny GAA medal up for grabs at Mealy’s auction

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Kilkenny’s first All-Ireland medal is to be auctioned at the end of that month by a Kilkenny auctioneer.

Life is absurd - but let’s get involved

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This year’s Galway Arts festival succeeds yet again in giving some insight into the minds of remarkable artists whose personal magic interprets our world. These include international journalists Niall O’Dowd, John Lancaster, several writers including Bret Easton Ellis, and the renowned theatre and opera director Sir Peter Hall. On Saturday afternoon, the playwright and poet Frank McGuinness teased out some paths through the labyrinthine mind of Ireland’s leading painter Brian Bourke.

Moonfish stage Mad Sweeney for Galway Early Music Festival

As part of this weekend’s Galway Early Music Festival, Moonfish Theatre Company are presenting a new stage version of the famous old Irish saga, Mad Sweeney/Buile Shuibhne. The story relates how a cleric puts a curse of madness on the Ulster king Sweeney who, there after, spends his days roaming, bird-witted, through the treetops of Ireland, shunning human company and enduring nakedness, hunger and loneliness. At every stop in Sweeney’s flight through Ireland, he pauses to give a poem on the location and his plight, with his descriptions of the countryside and nature, as well as his pathos, being both vivid and moving.

Cúirt to celebrate forty years of Gallery Press

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AS CÚIRT celebrates its 25th birthday, the festival programme is also hosting a 40th birthday celebration for Gallery Press, Ireland’s pre-eminent poetry publishing house.

Cúirt to celebrate forty years of Gallery Press

AS CÚIRT celebrates its 25th birthday, the festival programme is also hosting a 40th birthday celebration for Gallery Press, Ireland’s pre-eminent poetry publishing house.

A question of human rights

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DURING THE last couple of months, I have witnessed two incidents where different individuals were in no doubt of the fact that they knew their rights - one at a supermarket checkout and the other in a local post office.

Cottage and lands in Inisheer

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Seamus Heaney described the Aran Islands as “three stepping stones out of Europe”; Inisheer is the smallest of the three Aran Islands in Co Galway. However Inisheer is closer to Co Clare and is an extension of the famous Burren with its rugged landscapes and beautiful flora.

101 good ideas from Des

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“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!” said the author Jane Austen. “When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

Lost in Translation - Amú in Aistriúchán

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The 21st annual Douglas Hyde Conference entitled ‘Lost in Translation - Amú in Aistriúchán’ will be held in the 4-Star Abbeyfield Hotel, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon from Friday to Sunday October 17-19.

 

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