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An Fhéile Bheag Filíochta Samhain 11-13 2022

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Beidh an fhéile ag tosnú ar an Aoine,11th Samhain i Áras Bhréanainn, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh , ar a seacht a chloig.

Féile bhliantúil litríochta a thionóltar i dtús an gheimhridh le léamha filíochta, ceardlanna, painéal díospóireachta, léacht agus ceolchoirm

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Dingle Literary Festival 18-20 Nov 2022

Posted by Camilla Dinkel on

2022 will see our biggest festival yet in West Kerry with 55 authors in 38 events over 3 days. After the challenges of the past two years, it is brilliant that all our events will take place in person, in Kerry. We are delighted that some events will take place here in the shop, which is always great fun. It will be like old times. All the authors' books will be available here on our website. The following link will take you to the Dingle Lit Website.

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Harry Clarke's Geneva Window

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Exiled From Ireland by Marie T. Mullan is a fascinating new book on the extraordinary Geneva Window, a masterpiece by Harry Clarke, Ireland's most famous stained glass artist. Here in Dingle, we are all privileged to have his beautiful work to gaze upon in the Díseart Chapel. The Geneva Window's story is extraordinary.

The Geneva Window, renowned for its superb artistry and craftsmanship, celebrates the novels, poems and plays of the Irish Literary Revival.

Commissioned by the Irish government as a gift to the International Labour office in Geneva, the window was initially accepted  on its completion in 1930, but rejected a few days later as ‘unrepresentative’ of the Irish people and even labelled ‘indecent’. This had serious emotional consequences for Harry, who died a few months later.

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A Dark Day On The Blaskets

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A  Dark Day on the Blaskets by Mícheál Ó Dubhshláine, was re-published last week by Tigh Áine. It is  a fascinating portrait of a young woman and her times. As well as a page-turner, it is an engrossing description of a place at a turning point in its cultural history, a place celebrated in the remarkable classics of the ‘Blasket Library’.

 

In the summer of 1909 Eibhlin Nic Niocaill  arrives on the Dingle Peninsula in the extreme south-west of Ireland. One of the finest scholars in the new national movement, she had come from Dublin to study the West Kerry dialect of Irish. Here she explored the countryside and travelled to the Great Blasket, spending an intense, mystical month on the island, meeting the inhabitants, whose lifestyle had changed little in 200 years. But on 13 August she and 17-year-old Donal O Criomhthain both drowned.

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Into The Island Paul Duffy

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"A must read, a story of redemption, from a life of pugilism and violence to the peace and tranquility of the Great Blasket Island"  Denis Ryan, author of Short Tales from High Stools.

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