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Elizabeth and Lily Yeats find a new home at Thoor Ballylee

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Two remarkable women, overshadowed by two remarkable brothers, were remembered on Sunday at the opening of The Studio, a meeting and workplace for artists and craftspeople, at Thoor Ballylee, in south Galway.

Line-up for the Claremorris folk festival announced

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Claremorris is set to be transformed into a carnival of folk music, street performers and artisan food stalls this July. The line-up for the two-day Claremorris Folk Festival (July 20-21) was unveiled on Friday (April 5) at a launch party in the town.

Galway actors feature on Peadar Gibbons audiobook

An audiobook version of the recently released novel The Confession of Peadar Gibbons is now available on Audible and iTunes.

Ailbhe Darcy - the best Irish Poet of her generation?

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AILBHE DARCY grew up in Dublin, graduated with a PhD from the University of Notre Dame, and now teaches creative writing at Cardiff University. I first became aware of her almost 20 years ago when she submitted a poem, ‘Gavrilo Princip’, to The Burning Bush, of which I was a co-editor.

Susan Miller DuMars gets Naked

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A QUARTER century of poetry will be marked, collected, and celebrated when Susan Millar DuMars' Naked: New & Selected Poems is launched this month as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

‘I am an international socialist,’ shouted Pádraic Ó Conaire

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In his famous statue of the writer and Irish scholar Pádraic Ó Conaire, the sculpture Albert Power presents a brilliant likeness to the man Galway knew as he went about the town. Liam Ó Briain, a friend and fellow Irish enthusiast, remarked that Albert Power had captured exactly how the man looked. Meeting Ó Conaire in town one evening, Ó Briain remembered that he looked in reality as he is on the statue: ‘the stick in his right hand, the little hat on his head’, a face that could show his ‘puckish humour.’ *

Snow covered Salthill

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This wintry photograph of part of Salthill was probably taken during the war as there are no vehicle tracks in the snow, indeed there are no vehicles to be seen. The shop on the right was built by a Miss Burke who came here from Castlerea in 1935. It was a grocery and sweet shop with advertisements on the wall outside for plug tobacco.

Trevor Conway and the poetry of fear

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HAVING PUBLISHED his first collection with Salmon, Trevor Conway has taken the courageous decision to self-publish his second, Breeding Monsters, which, in every way, looks as good as the books currently emerging from any of the main Irish poetry publishers.

'People are talking about a renaissance in Irish writing. It’s not an exaggeration'

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AS TECHNOLOGY progresses, at what point will the distinctions between machines and humans become blurred? Can poetry still be a voice or rage and reason against oppression and discrimination? And Irish literature, what lies behind its recent renaissance?

Japanese poetry in Charlie Byrne’s

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THE 10TH annual Irish-Japanese poetry night in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop takes place on Friday March 1 at 6.30pm, with readings from Tanka poet, Hisa Kagawa, and Irish poet Mary O’Malley.

 

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