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A Nice 'Stout' Stew

Are you interested in food ... and Irish food in particular?  Join the brand new group here on The Wild Geese, "The Irish Kitchen," and get access to great recipes submitted by other members, discussions on Irish ingredients, tips on preparation and…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on May 9, 2013 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Sunday at Cúirt: Recalling Ireland's Great Hunger

While we were not able to attend any of the Saturday events at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature due to prior obligations, the lineup certainly had great appeal.  Moreover, all the chatter on Twitter and from other sources of discussion indicates a superb…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — 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

Thursday at Cúirt: New Blood, Old Favourites

One thing which struck me about the writers featured in Thursday's programme at the 2013 Cúrt International Festival of Literature was the blend of established writers and younger up-and-comers.  Writing workshops were conducted in the morning -- one a fiction workshop led by Keith Ridgeway, and the other a poetry workshop led…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 25, 2013 at 5:00pm — No 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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