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TO BE a Booker Prize winner is to be in a distinguished club of novelists working in the English language, but the 2020 winner Douglas Stuart is within an even more select group of recipients.
Following the success of Séamus Ó Beirn’s play An Dochtúir at the Oireachtais in Dublin 1904, it was presented to full houses at Galway’s Town Hall immediately on the player’s triumphant return. Among the audience one evening was Sir Roger Casement, the notable humanitarian, a British consul by profession but, ironically, an anti-imperialist by nature.
MERE DAYS after the programme for the 2020 Cúirt International Festival of Literature was announced, the Republic of Ireland went into Lockdown. And yet, in the face of that unprecedented setback, Cúirt emerged triumphant.
AN AGEING Irish farmer, Íosac Mulgannon, is trying to keep hold of his farm. He may be going senile, and as these twin battles rage, he seeks to protect and care for a mute boy, burdened with a particular curse.
THE TOWN Hall Theatre this week announced details of a ground-breaking programme of artist supports including commissions, awards, and residencies worth more than €150,000, made possible through support from the Arts Council, the Galway City Council, and others.
Roscommon Arts Centre will celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 with a day full of digital performances and events from female performers and artists from around the county.
"ABOVE WAS streaked blue, so divinely blue you’d believe in angels, so bright you couldn’t glance at it and not shudder...and amongst this hazy backdrop, I could hear the distant shearing of every make of lawn on the Island."
ALL 4, the on demand service from Channel 4 is full of great programmes and is completely free. There are a few ads, indeed some in the middle of episodes, but they ran smoothly and with no buffering.
A new book which marries teaching drama to young people with the issues of sustainable development, environmentalism, and climate change, has been launched.