Friday June 21st, 2019

9.15 am – 11.15 am


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Saint Michael’s Church
11.30 am
The Voice of Amairgen, and Ireland’s Myth of Itself: a talk by John Carey, Professor of Early and Medieval Irish (UCC). John Carey is the foremost authority on Amergin and An Leabhar Gabhála and has written extensively about both, as well as about ecological aspects of early Irish poetry.

2.30 pm
Readings. Maura Dooley and Thomas McCarthy Maura Dooley is one of the UK’s most respected poets, as well as being a poetry tutor. Thomas McCarthy has been at the forefront of Irish poetry for many years.
The work of both poets has been informed by ecological concerns.

4.00 pm
Readings. Moya Cannon and Grace Wells
Moya Cannon is originally from Donegal. Her work has always shown an environmental awareness, of nature,
of culture and of language. Grace Wells, originally from the UK, lived for many years on the side of Sliabh na mBan and now lives in Clare, deeply absorbed in her surroundings.

Waterville Community Centre
7.30 pm -
Galician Night.
Martín Veiga, a poet who teaches Galician Studies in UCC, will be joined by his translator, Keith Payne, a Dublin poet who lives in Galicia. Music will be provided by Mano Panforreteiro, who currently lives in Galicia but has spent many years in Ireland. They will be joined by the well-known poet Bríd Ní Mhóráin from Corca Dhuibhne, who frequent visits and reads in Iveragh. The event will be introduced by Seor Ildefonso Castro, Ambassador of Spain, who is himself Galician.

Waterville Inn
10.00 pm
Open Mic
Everybody is welcome to read or recite a poem, sing a song, play a tune and have a drink in convivial surroundings and company