Ryan O'Rourke's Blog Posts Tagged 'Poetry' (5)

Catching Up on Cúirt with Festival Director Dani Gill

I recently sat down with the Director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Dani Gill (picture above).  The Cúirt festival is in its 29th year here in Galway, and they have gone from strength to strength as one of the premier literature festivals in all the world.  Writers and…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Priceless Collection of Recordings of Irish Speakers now Online

The Doegen Records Web Project (Tionscadal Gréasáin Cheirníní Doegen) has made available a treasure trove of audio recordings from the 17 counties of Ireland, mostly concentrated in the northwest.  This multi-media archive is a project of the Royal Irish Academy Library in collaboration with the Digital Humanities Observatory, and…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on October 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Breithlá Shona Duit, W.B. Yeats!

I thought it was worth noting that today, June 13th, is the anniversary of the birth of Irish poet, W.B. Yeats.  William Butler Yeats was born on June 13, 1865 in Sandymount, County Dublin.  He would go on to be among the most influential writers in the 20th century -- not just in Ireland, but throughout the world.  He was a driving force behind the Irish…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on June 13, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Friday at Cúirt: The Galway Experience in a Nutshell

As the Cúirt International Festival of Literature entered its third day, it became apparent early on that it was going to be a day in which one would be exposed to the true "Galway experience."  

The highlight of the day, for me, was the Literary Walk through Galway City.  This was a free event, and a large group of literature buffs…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Cúirt Launches in Presidential Style

The 2013 Cúirt International Festival of Literature kicked off in style last night as Ireland's President, Michael D. Higgins, officially opened the festivities with a speech at Hotel Meyrick in Galway's city centre.  The main event for the evening were the reading by well-known authors, Seamus Heaney and Michael…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 25, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

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