The exhibition will be officially launched in Castlebar Courthouse at 7pm on Saturday, October 12th. This launch will be followed, at 7.30pm, by '100 Years On' – a War of Independence Centenary Event with talks by Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter and Dominic Price, chaired by Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell
All book clubs in the county are invited to come along and talk about their club, and to read 'Fever' by Mary Beth Keane, an American writer with Louisburgh connections.
The young readers of today have their say. Incorporating a survey of pupils in 6th class to determine reading habits in the wider Castlebar area. (Event for national schools)
The Mayo launch of Skin by award-winning author of Red Dirt, Claremorris native E.M. Reapy
A talk with Jess Murphy, Irish Times food columnist, Blas Na hÉireann Food Champion, chef, from Kai Café & Restaurant in Galway. Limited tickets available – call Rua on 094 9286072 to book.
With contributions from local poets and anybody who feels like reciting their favourite poem in one of our local pubs. A very popular, laidback and fun event for everybody! Hosted by Ken Armstrong.
An audience with Colm Keane – the popular author and broadcaster in conversation in Castlebar Library at 6pm on Friday, October 11th
Book launch by Eileen Dunne and talk on management by Kevin McStay
For the first time, one of the top GAA managers in the country has revealed the inside story of what it’s like to ‘Walk the Walk on a County Sideline’. Former Mayo All-Star footballer Kevin McStay gave up 20 years of working as a commentator and analyst on RTÉ’s ‘Sunday Game’ to take up the position of Roscommon team manager in 2016.
Ian Maleney and film-maker Jamie Goldrick collaborate to create a live audio-visual documentary for stage, based on the text from Minor Monuments, a thought-provoking and quietly devastating meditation on family and loss. With images and sound recordings from its author Ian Maleney and original footage from Jamie Goldrick, the event will weave live readings with ambient landscape sounds, voice recordings, projected imagery and film.
With talks by Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter and Dominic Price, chaired by Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell.
"Always in Danger of Finding Myself with Nothing at All": The Aftermath of the War of Independence
By Diarmaid Ferriter
"Caught in the Whirlwind" – The Defining Moments in The War of Independence in Mayo 1919-21
By Dominic Price
This event is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and The Gaeltacht
Coffee and chat with a panel of hometown writers in a relaxed, informal setting. Short presentations by Des MacHale, Sean Lyons, Johnny Mee and Micheline Egan, followed by lively banter and free-flowing audience input. Contrarian opinions especially welcome. More laid-back than academic, with maybe even a song or two about old Castlebar!