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Aug
3
Sat
BORDER CROSSINGS #2 – THREE POETS FROM BELFAST: STEPHEN CONNOLLY, MANUELA MOSER & STEPHEN SEXTON @ Farmleigh House
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BORDER CROSSINGS #2 – THREE POETS FROM BELFAST: STEPHEN CONNOLLY, MANUELA MOSER & STEPHEN SEXTON

 

Three of the brightest lights from the poetry world in Northern Ireland bring their highly-regarded works south for an afternoon recital in Farmleigh’s Old Kitchen.

 

Stephen Sexton lives in Belfast where he teaches at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. Poems have been published in POETRY, Granta, The Virginia Quarterly Review and Poetry Ireland Review. His pamphlet, ‘Oils’, published by The Emma Press in 2014, was the Poetry Book Society’s Winter Pamphlet Choice. He was the winner of the 2016 National Poetry Competition and the recipient of an ACES award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. He received an Eric Gregory Award in 2018. ‘If All the World and Love Were Young’ will be published by Penguin in 2019.

 

Manuela Moser is currently working on a PhD at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Copper Nickel, The Tangerine and Hotel. She runs The Lifeboat press and reading series.

 

Stephen Connolly’s poetry has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry (Chicago), The Tangerine and The Virginia Quarterly Review. He co-edited ‘The Future Always Makes Me So Thirsty: New Poets from the North of Ireland’ with Sinéad Morrissey. He runs The Lifeboat press and reading series.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/border-crossings-2-three-poets-from-belfast-tickets-63244468909?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Saturday 3rd August 2019 | 3pm | The Old Kitchen | €10 / €30 family ticket (4)

 

Aug
31
Sat
GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK / ‘MAHATMA’ @ Farmleigh House
Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK / ‘MAHATMA’ – a bilingual photo-haiku project, in Irish and English

 

Poet and haikuist Gabriel Rosenstock has created a visual presentation of a forthcoming book to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, which occurs on the 2nd October of this year. ‘Mahmata’ is a bilingual photo-haiku project, in Irish and English, which celebrates the life of someone whose vision is sorely needed today.

 

Gandhian principles helped to shape modern sensibilities in many ways, influencing Martin Luther King in the USA and the Civil Rights Movement in Ireland and elsewhere. An expert on Gandhi says of this unique project: “I was moved and enchanted by Gabriel Rosenstock’s haiku on Gandhi. They run the range of human (and Mahatma-ic) emotions, from sorrow to happiness, solemnity to mischief. They deserve, and will surely get, a wide readership across the world.” – Ramachandra Guha, author of ‘Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World’ (Knopf).

 

Gabriel will be joined by the editor of the project, Kashmiri-born poet Rafiq Kathwari, winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2013.

 

Farmleigh estate will host its annual India Day on Sunday 1st September.

Beidh fáilte mór croíúil roimh chách.

Ticéid: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/gabriel-rosenstock-mahatma-tickets-63106976666?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Saturday 31st August 2019 | 3pm | The Old Kitchen | €10 / €30 family ticket (4)

Oct
5
Sat
POETRY IRELAND presents BRIGHT STARS @ Old Kitchen
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Saturday 5th October 2019 | 3pm | The Old Kitchen | €10 / €30 family ticket (4)

 

POETRY IRELAND PRESENTS BRIGHT STARS – CIARÁN O’ROURKE, RÓISÍN KELLY, ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN, PAUL McCARRICK & RUTH QUINLAN                                                                     

 

 

In this event, you’ll hear from five rapidly rising stars of contemporary Irish poetry – Ciarán O’Rourke, Róisín Kelly and Annemarie Ní Churreáin – three poets who have published their first collection in the past year and the two newer voices of Paul McCarrick and Ruth Quinlan from 2019, who are set to publish in the coming months.  

 

Ciarán O’Rourke, who was born in 1991 and is based in Dublin, is a previous winner of the Fish Poetry Prize, the Westport Poetry Prize, and the Lena Maguire/Cúirt New Irish Writing Award. His first collection, ‘The Buried Breath’, was published by Irish Pages Press in 2018.

 

Róisín Kelly was born in west Belfast and raised in the rural Irish county of Leitrim. After a year as a handweaver on Clare Island and a Masters in Writing at NUI Galway, she now calls Cork City home. Her first chapbook of poetry, ‘Rapture’, was published by Southword Editions in 2016. Publications in which her work has appeared in Ireland, the US and UK include Poetry, Magma, Ambit, The Stinging Fly, Poetry Ireland Review and Winter Papers. In 2017 she won the Fish Poetry Prize. Her first full-length collection, ‘Mercy’, is due from Bloodaxe in 2020.

 

Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from northwest Ireland. Her debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A. She is the author of a suite of letterpress poems about Dublin titled Town (The Salvage Press, 2018). Ní Churreáin’s work has been published, read and reviewed widely. In The Yale Review it has been said that “Ní Churreáin often captures a whole world of cultural and historical implications in a single, simple, but metaphorically rich image.”  In 2016, Ní Churreáin was the recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award by the President Michael D. Higgins on behalf of the Arts Council. In 2017 she was named Kerry County Writer In Residence. In 2018 she received the inaugural John Broderick Residency Award. Ní Churreáin is the 2019 Commissioned Writer at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios Dublin, Ireland.  

 

Paul McCarrick holds an MA in Writing from NUI Galway. He has been published in The Blue Nib, Crannóg, The Stinging Fly, and elsewhere. He was part of the 2019 Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. He has also received an Arts Bursary from Westmeath County Arts Office. He lives in Athlone, Co. Westmeath where he is completing his first collection.  

 

Ruth Quinlan is originally from Kerry but now lives in Galway. She has won several competitions for her work such as the Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust – Poems for Patience competition and the Hennessy Literary Award for First Fiction, and her poems have appeared in publications such as the Irish Times, Crannóg, and The North poetry magazine. She was awarded a literary bursary by Galway City Council in 2018 and is currently working towards a debut poetry collection.  

 

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Saturday 5th October 2019 | 3pm | The Old Kitchen | €10 / €30 family ticket (4)

Oct
19
Sat
LOCO POR LORCA @ Ballroom
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday 19th October 2019 | 3pm | Farmleigh Ballroom | €15 / €50 family ticket (4)

‘LOCO POR LORCA’ featuring poets THEO DORGAN and KEITH PAYNE with musicians CORMAC JUAN BREATNACH (whistles), JAIME MUÑOZ (diatonic accordion, wooden flutes, clarinet, pipe and tabor), CARLOS BECEIRO (bouzouki and guitar) & CORMAC DE BARRA (harp)

Eighty three years after his death, on the 19th August 1936, Federico García Lorca, known as the National Poet of Spain, continues to fascinate people from all over the world. The internationally renowned playwright and collector of Spanish folk and flamenco songs was much influenced by an early translation of J. M. Synge’s ‘Riders to the Sea’. And across the seas, Lorca still reaches deep into our hearts. One of the first poets to tune Federico’s distinctly Andalusian music into English was Michael Hartnett and so, with poetry and music in mind, ‘Loca Por Lorca’ honours these two great poets with new translations into English by Keith Payne and into Irish by Theo Dorgan, together with new musical compositions and Spanish folk music from Cormac Juan Breatnach, Jaime Muñoz, Carlos Beceiro and Cormac de Barra.

www.cormacbreatnach.com