Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Literature and Arts events in Achill

Achill is where the Heinrich Boll cottage is and they are organising some interesting sounding events if you're in that neck of the woods.

Thursday evening July 17th
A reading of poetry by Dublin Poet Gerard Smyth at the Cyril Gray Memorial Hall Dugort at 8.30pm.

Wednesday evening July 23th
Claire Keegan will give a reading from her work at the Cyril Gray Memorial Hall in Dugort at 8.30pm.

Saturday July 26th
8.00pm No Crows at St. Thomas’s church Dugort, an eclectic gathering of musicians from different cultures and influences. Steve Wickham, Anna Houston, Eddie Lee and Felip Carbonell met up initially for an informal weekly session in Shoot the Crows pub in Sligo .

Ticket required booking essential at Mayo County Council 094 90 24444. exts; 7558 and 7560.

Monday evening July 28th
Scoil Acla officially opening is by poet John F Deane in Gielty’s Dooagh.

Tuesday July 29th;
A talk on fiddle making by Graham Wright at Gielty's Dooagh 3.00 pm.
Seisúin at Ted Lavelle’s, Cashel 6.00 - 8.00 pm .
“Dúch agus Dúchas” – teacht le chéile de chlann na Gaeilge do sheoladh “Oidhreacht Acla”, bailiúchán scriobhnóireachta Phádraic Seoighthe (1920-1987). Oiche drámaiochta, filiochta agus ceoil le haionna speisialta óna ceithre Cúigi. le Nóra Seoighe. Ionad : Óstán Oileáin Acla 8.30 pm.

Wedsneday 30th July ;- Traditional Music Recital in St.Thomas’s Church, Dugort 8.30 pm. Ticket only from local outlets

Thursday 31st July;
Hata Acla Competition for young musicians. In Ted Lavelles, Cashel. 6.30pm .
Poetry Reading with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Macdara Woods. In St.Thomas's Church, Dugort 8.30pm.

Friday 1st August;
Reading from Creative Writing workshop with Macdara Woods in TedLavelles Cashel 8.30pm.
Gala Concert featuring top traditional musicians in the Wavecrest Hotel, Dooagh. 9.00pm

Saturday August 2nd.
Aeraíocht at The Pub Car Park Dooagh 3.00pm. Students will perform class material on stage with their tutors. Featuring the Dooagh Pipe Band.

Monday July 28th until Friday August 1st.
Poet Macdara Woods will host a writing workshop commencing Further details at

Thursday evening July 31st
Scoil Acla presents a reading of poetry by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Macdara Woods at St Thomas’s Church Dugort. 8.30pm Admission € 10 – advance ticket sales from and Achill Tourism 098 47353.

On Friday evening August 15th 2008, a recital of music by The Mitre Court Ensemble from London at St Thomas’s Church.
Ignaz Pleyel (1757 – 1831) Quintet Op. 18 no 1.W.A. Mozart Oboe Quartet F Major K37 Schubert String Trio Movement in Bflat.
Mozart Flute Quartet C Major K171.
J.C. Bach Quintet Op 11 no.6.
Advance ticket sales only available mid July from local outlets.
Admission €20 with all proceeds to benefit two local charities, The Achill Sheltered Housing programme, and The Lower Achill Community Hall development in Keel.

Further 087 7720192


Poet Bloggs said...

I think Gerard Smyth has had to cancel his reading.

Great reading list for the rest of the summer (?) though.

Emerging Writer said...

Good to know. Are they replacing him with someone up and coming, nay, emerging? Me for instance?

BarbaraS said...

No, no, me! LOL!

That's a tremendous listing for Achill - it's a beautiful, evocative place. If only... *sigh*

on a small island said...

So they knew from yesterday that the reading would be cancelled? Pity they didn't let people know locally! I've just spent most of a damp hour waiting outside the locked Hall with three other hopefulls, including one old lady who was mobility impaired, and had waited outside in the gathering rain from 8.10pm.

Just a note on the door to say it was cancelled - that would have been a courtesy.

Emerging Writer said...

That's terrible. I hope the organisers get a kick up the woozie. How did poet bloggs hear?

Poet Bloggs said...

Sorry to hear the organisers didn't let people know sooner though.

(I heard as part of my other life, as a non-blogger)