Search Results for 'Seamus Heaney'

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‘I believe in the ability of artists to change the world’

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AT EVERY arts event in the city he would be there, the jolly man with the glasses and the long hair, a smile and good company, enthusiastic for what he, and we, were about to see that night, be it theatre, music, literature, visual arts - and he usually had an important role in supporting it.

Tommy Tiernan to open Druid’s Coole Park Poetry Series

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COMEDIAN TOMMY Tiernan will be the first of 10 performers reading works by some of Ireland’s greatest poets in Druid’s Coole Park Poetry Series.

Spirit of hope with easing of restrictions as Katie Taylor enhances her sporting prowess

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NUI Galway leads global project to examine impact of Covid-19 on young people’s lives

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A global UNESCO study being coordinated by NUI Galway has been formally launched to identify the impact of Covid-19 on young people around the world.

NUI Galway leads global project to examine impact of Covid-19 on young people’s lives

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A global UNESCO study being coordinated by NUI Galway has been formally launched to identify the impact of Covid-19 on young people around the world.

‘A cursory glance at his career gives us some sense of his stardom’

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HE WAS Ireland’s first literary celebrity; he moved in exciting political and artistic circles; he was a best selling writer; a political satirist; a biographer, and above all a celebrated lyricist, admired by Hector Berlioz.

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The City I Want Galway to be After Covid-19

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Niall Ó Brolchain

‘One of the greatest, truest spirits alive’.

In what must be the ultimate irony in the compelling story of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, and their brief, but significant visit to Connemara in September 1962, it was Hughes who returned to find solace and peace there. Sylvia had planned to return that autumn, instead she found, what she thought was a refuge in the former home of WB Yeats in London, and despite the onset of severe depression, remained there to write her best poems. It would probably have saved her life if she had taken up the rented cottage she had paid a deposit for, between Cleggan and Moyard. Instead in London she battled against a bitter cold winter, ‘flu, frozen pipes, and minding her two small children while writing furiously most of the night.

‘A thrifle more to the wesht, I’ll trouble ye, me lady’

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I n the late 19th century women and girls rarely swam in the sea. It was considered unseemly. Yet in the belief that sea water was good for the skin, hotels and guest houses along the seafront at Salthill proudly offered sea baths, and 'showers' which could be enjoyed in any weather.

 

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