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Clifden Arts Festival starts this evening

Ireland’s longest running arts festival, the Clifden Community Arts Festival, begins today, and this year’s programme boasts a line up that includes Mary Coughlan, Mairtín O’Connor, Sharon Shannon, and novelist Dermot Bolger.

Martin Dyar lands place on US international writing programme

NUI GALWAY graduate and award winner poet Martin Dyer has been awarded a place on the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

Portumna Shorelines Arts Festival starts today

ODAY SEES the opening of the Shorelines Arts Festival, which will be held throughout this weekend, in Portumna, selected as County Galway’s first Village of Culture.

Pat McCabe to give first reading at literary fest

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Acclaimed Irish novelist, storyteller, and playwright Pat McCabe will host a special evening of conversation and readings at this year’s Athlone Literary Festival.

On-line creative writing course

THE WESTERN Writers’ Centre is hosting an eight-week series of tailored creative writing courses on poetry and prose.

‘I’ve had some of the greatest moments of my life in Galway’

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IDAHO SONGWRITER Josh Ritter has long had an ardent following in this part of the world and his Galway Arts Festival show at the Big Top promises to be a highlight of this year’s music programme.

Banned book to be relaunched in Galway

THE FIRST book to be banned by the Irish Free State was written by a County Galwayman who was also one of the finest Irish writers of the 20th century.

Athlone Literary Festival helps celebrate World Book Night on Tuesday

Members of Athlone Literary Festival will be on hand to dole out free books in Athlone next Tuesday April 23.

Laurent Binet - Heydrich, history, and me

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AT ITS heart, HHhH, the debut work of French journalist Laurent Binet, is about Reinhard Heydrich – head of the Gestapo and criminal police in the Third Reich, deputy leader of the SS, and Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, administering the Nazi occupation of what is now the Czech Republic – and Operation Anthropoid, the British backed plot to assassinate him.

Good Vibrations - when Belfast was the heart of punk

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IF IT was not for Terri Hooley there might never have been a punk scene in Ireland. Dublin was never convincing, Cork was virtually silent, and Tuam’s Blaze X ploughed a lone furrow west of the Shannon.

 

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