Category Archives: The Seanchai Centre

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…

AUGUST IS SLIABH LUACHRA MUSIC MONTH ON THE ROLLING WAVE

AUGUST IS SLIABH LUACHRA MUSIC MONTH ON THE ROLLING WAVE

For the month of August, the Rolling Wave will be celebrating the music of Sliabh Luachra and remembering two great fiddle-players from this most musical area on the Cork-Kerry border – Paddy Cronin and Denis Murphy. On the first two Sundays in August, 3rd and 10th at 10pm the programme will feature a tribute concert… Read more…

Who’s he bringing in ? Who’s he taking out ?

Who’s he bringing in ? Who’s he taking out ?

This is a portrait of a cabinet-maker in anything but typical pose. While half the nation holds its breath on whether Garth Brooks and his van with all the gear will make it to Croke Park, the politically minded, other half is gripped with anticipation on the make-up of the Burton / Kenny cobbled cabinet.… Read more…

Big Listowel Launch Planned for Shannon Vale CD

Big Listowel Launch Planned for Shannon Vale CD

Following on from their St. Patrick’s Day performance at Áras an Uachtaráin, Kerry’s award winning Shannon Vale Céilí Band will launch their debut album at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel on this Saturday night June 7th. ‘Shannon’s Lovely Vale’ takes it’s title from a newly composed tune by renowned musician and composer, Maurice Lennon,… 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…

Short-Listed Novels Announced for Writers’ Week

Short-Listed Novels Announced for Writers’ Week

Five internationally significant Irish authors have today been announced as finalists for this year’s Listowel Writers’ Week / Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award. The €15,000 award is the largest monetary prize for fiction available solely to Irish authors. The shortlist was announced by this year’s award adjudicators: author, David Park and literary… Read more…

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Category Archives: The Seanchai Centre

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…

AUGUST IS SLIABH LUACHRA MUSIC MONTH ON THE ROLLING WAVE

AUGUST IS SLIABH LUACHRA MUSIC MONTH ON THE ROLLING WAVE

For the month of August, the Rolling Wave will be celebrating the music of Sliabh Luachra and remembering two great fiddle-players from this most musical area on the Cork-Kerry border – Paddy Cronin and Denis Murphy. On the first two Sundays in August, 3rd and 10th at 10pm the programme will feature a tribute concert… Read more…

Who’s he bringing in ? Who’s he taking out ?

Who’s he bringing in ? Who’s he taking out ?

This is a portrait of a cabinet-maker in anything but typical pose. While half the nation holds its breath on whether Garth Brooks and his van with all the gear will make it to Croke Park, the politically minded, other half is gripped with anticipation on the make-up of the Burton / Kenny cobbled cabinet.… Read more…

Big Listowel Launch Planned for Shannon Vale CD

Big Listowel Launch Planned for Shannon Vale CD

Following on from their St. Patrick’s Day performance at Áras an Uachtaráin, Kerry’s award winning Shannon Vale Céilí Band will launch their debut album at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel on this Saturday night June 7th. ‘Shannon’s Lovely Vale’ takes it’s title from a newly composed tune by renowned musician and composer, Maurice Lennon,… 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…

Short-Listed Novels Announced for Writers’ Week

Short-Listed Novels Announced for Writers’ Week

Five internationally significant Irish authors have today been announced as finalists for this year’s Listowel Writers’ Week / Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award. The €15,000 award is the largest monetary prize for fiction available solely to Irish authors. The shortlist was announced by this year’s award adjudicators: author, David Park and literary… Read more…

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