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Writers’ Week Threw Open Its Doors Last Night

Writers’ Week Threw Open Its Doors Last Night

Listowel Writers’ Week officially threw open the doors to its 48th festival on Wednesday night. A host of Irish and international poets, playwrights, novelists, short story writers, artists and musicians flocked into Listowel yesterday evening for the 48th opening and awards ceremony of Listowel Writers’ Week. Award Winning Poet Award winning US Poet Billy Collins… Read more…

World’s Greatest Writers to Converge on Listowel

World’s Greatest Writers to Converge on Listowel

This year, Listowel Writers’ Week will celebrate its 47th annual  festival and it will be held between Wednesday, May 30th and Sunday, June 3rd inclusive. Featuring some of the world’s greatest writers, the festival events span five days and showcase the latest ideas in the arts and current affairs, alongside a rich schedule of music,… Read more…

Graham Norton Returning to Listowel Writers Week in 2017!

Graham Norton Returning to Listowel Writers Week in 2017!

You may not believe this but bookings are being taken and organisers in Listowel are getting excited about an event scheduled for there next June.  “We are thrilled to reveal that Graham Norton will be joining us once more for Listowel Writers’ Week on Saturday, June 3rd. 2017, with his award-winning debut novel Holding. Our… Read more…

Launch of Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

Launch of Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland is a wonderfully illustrated anthology, filled with moving, accessible poems which will delight the general reader as well as the poetry specialist. Its Kerry launch will be held in Woulfe’s Bookshop in Listowel from 2pm tomorrow, Saturday, November 19th. The event will be conducted by… Read more…

‘The Affair’ A Success for Mary at first Writer’s Week Attempt

‘The Affair’ A Success for Mary at first Writer’s Week Attempt

There was a Castleisland prize-winner at this week’s Listowel Writers’ Week. Mary Neligan took a runner-up prize for her short story, The Affair when the various category winners and prize-winners were announced on Wednesday evening at the opening ceremony. Mary, a member of the St. John of God – Oileán Beo community at An Riocht… Read more…

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlists Announced

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlists Announced

The shortlisted works in a variety of categories for next month’s Listowel Writers’ Week Creative Writing Competitions have been announced. “We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who submitted their short stories, essays, poems and plays for our 2016 Creative Writing Competitions and we encourage you to continue writing and submitting… Read more…

The Late Mary Keane, Listowel nee O’Connor, Knocknagoshel

The Late Mary Keane, Listowel nee O’Connor, Knocknagoshel

The death of Mary Keane of Knocknagoshel and Listowel has just been announced. It’s Pattern Day in Knocknagoshel and what a day for a native to bid farewell to family and friends. For Mary O’Connor had a deep grá for Knocknagoshel and equally so for Castleisland. During my time working at The Kerryman office in… Read more…

Roses to Reach Rooms Live all Over the Globe

Roses to Reach Rooms Live all Over the Globe

Now you can tell your relatives and friends overseas – where-ever they may be – that they can get live, up-to-the-minute and behind-the-scenes action from this year’s Rose of Tralee Festival. ‘Live from the Red Room’ at the Rose of Tralee Festival Invites Audiences in Ireland and Worldwide to Watch Live Behind the Scenes Festival… Read more…

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlisted Poetry Collections Announced

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlisted Poetry Collections Announced

Listowel Writers’ Week has just announced its shortlisted poetry collections for a final prize €5,000. Five Irish Poets have today been announced as finalists for this year’s inaugural Pigott Poetry Prize for 2014.  The €5,000 award will be presented to the overall winner at the opening ceremony of the festival on the Wednesday, May 28th.… Read more…

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Writers’ Week Threw Open Its Doors Last Night

Writers’ Week Threw Open Its Doors Last Night

Listowel Writers’ Week officially threw open the doors to its 48th festival on Wednesday night. A host of Irish and international poets, playwrights, novelists, short story writers, artists and musicians flocked into Listowel yesterday evening for the 48th opening and awards ceremony of Listowel Writers’ Week. Award Winning Poet Award winning US Poet Billy Collins… Read more…

World’s Greatest Writers to Converge on Listowel

World’s Greatest Writers to Converge on Listowel

This year, Listowel Writers’ Week will celebrate its 47th annual  festival and it will be held between Wednesday, May 30th and Sunday, June 3rd inclusive. Featuring some of the world’s greatest writers, the festival events span five days and showcase the latest ideas in the arts and current affairs, alongside a rich schedule of music,… Read more…

Graham Norton Returning to Listowel Writers Week in 2017!

Graham Norton Returning to Listowel Writers Week in 2017!

You may not believe this but bookings are being taken and organisers in Listowel are getting excited about an event scheduled for there next June.  “We are thrilled to reveal that Graham Norton will be joining us once more for Listowel Writers’ Week on Saturday, June 3rd. 2017, with his award-winning debut novel Holding. Our… Read more…

Launch of Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

Launch of Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland is a wonderfully illustrated anthology, filled with moving, accessible poems which will delight the general reader as well as the poetry specialist. Its Kerry launch will be held in Woulfe’s Bookshop in Listowel from 2pm tomorrow, Saturday, November 19th. The event will be conducted by… Read more…

‘The Affair’ A Success for Mary at first Writer’s Week Attempt

‘The Affair’ A Success for Mary at first Writer’s Week Attempt

There was a Castleisland prize-winner at this week’s Listowel Writers’ Week. Mary Neligan took a runner-up prize for her short story, The Affair when the various category winners and prize-winners were announced on Wednesday evening at the opening ceremony. Mary, a member of the St. John of God – Oileán Beo community at An Riocht… Read more…

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlists Announced

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlists Announced

The shortlisted works in a variety of categories for next month’s Listowel Writers’ Week Creative Writing Competitions have been announced. “We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who submitted their short stories, essays, poems and plays for our 2016 Creative Writing Competitions and we encourage you to continue writing and submitting… Read more…

The Late Mary Keane, Listowel nee O’Connor, Knocknagoshel

The Late Mary Keane, Listowel nee O’Connor, Knocknagoshel

The death of Mary Keane of Knocknagoshel and Listowel has just been announced. It’s Pattern Day in Knocknagoshel and what a day for a native to bid farewell to family and friends. For Mary O’Connor had a deep grá for Knocknagoshel and equally so for Castleisland. During my time working at The Kerryman office in… Read more…

Roses to Reach Rooms Live all Over the Globe

Roses to Reach Rooms Live all Over the Globe

Now you can tell your relatives and friends overseas – where-ever they may be – that they can get live, up-to-the-minute and behind-the-scenes action from this year’s Rose of Tralee Festival. ‘Live from the Red Room’ at the Rose of Tralee Festival Invites Audiences in Ireland and Worldwide to Watch Live Behind the Scenes Festival… Read more…

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlisted Poetry Collections Announced

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlisted Poetry Collections Announced

Listowel Writers’ Week has just announced its shortlisted poetry collections for a final prize €5,000. Five Irish Poets have today been announced as finalists for this year’s inaugural Pigott Poetry Prize for 2014.  The €5,000 award will be presented to the overall winner at the opening ceremony of the festival on the Wednesday, May 28th.… Read more…

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