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  • Hearing Heaney

    January 18, 2011 @ 3:17 pm | by Pól Ó Muirí

    This year’s Seamus Heaney Lecture Series at St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, is entitled “Hearing Heaney”. Journalist Olivia O’Leary will give the first talk: “Seamus Heaney: part of what we are” on Monday 31st January at 8pm. Lectures will continue each Monday until (and including) 7th March and speakers are writers and academics Vona Groarke, Michael Cronin, Pauric Travers; J.J. Lee and Harry Clifton. Full programme here.

  • Irish language development

    January 11, 2011 @ 11:00 am | by Pól Ó Muirí

    Doctor John Walsh’s new book, Contests and Contexts: the Irish Language and Socio-Economic Development (Peter Lang) will be launched by Professor Peadar Kirby, Friday 28th January, at 6pm in Galway City Museum.

  • Editing in Indreabhán

    January 7, 2011 @ 11:39 am | by Pól Ó Muirí

    Conamara publishers, Cló Iar-Chonnacht, are looking for an Assistant Editor who will work out of their Indreabhán hq. The salary is between €26,000 and €35,000. Candidates must have B.A. (Hons) in Irish, expert knowledge of Irish grammar and dialects and computing experience. CV to Cló Iar-Chonnacht by Friday 21 January.

  • Shameless self-promotion

    January 4, 2011 @ 11:26 am | by Pól Ó Muirí

    I am beginning the New Year with some shameless self-promotion. BBC Northern Ireland are broadcasting an audio on-line drama for learners, An Fháinleog, what I wrote, to quote Ernie Wise. The work started on January 1 and will continue with daily installments until January 20th. The pieces are short readings by Pól Penrose (grma!) and deal with contemporary issues – the weather, for example! – in, I hope, an imaginative way. Part sci-fi, part First Steps, it is here for anyone who wants to listen – and that includes people who are fluent. Many thanks to Róisín Kelleher at the BBC for her great help in producing the work. It has been 20 years since I published my first book and here I am still hacking away. Not a bad way to celebrate the New Year! (And, yes, New Year’s Resolution does include getting back to blogging!)

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