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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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Féile Na Bealtaine 2022

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We are delighted to have the Féile back to full strength this year. With music, spoken word, dance and literary events, it will be a fantastic weekend. We will have events in the shop on Sunday 1st including John O'Donnell and James Simpson. Other authors will be appearing at the Courthouse and the Díseart. Reserve  tickets on the  Féile website as space is limited. Adrian Duncan, Kevin Barry, Audrey Magee and Rita Anne Higgins  will also feature. For all information on all the events see the link below.

Feile Na Bealtaine 2022

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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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Dingle Literary Festival 19th to 21st Nov 2021

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Dingle Lit is back !

 All the authors' books are available on our website. This year we are delighted to offer a 10% discount on all the festival's titles.  For information on the events  click on this link. Dingle Lit

Dingle Lit is a three day literary festival which takes place on the Dingle Peninsula from the 19-21 November 2021.

Dingle Lit is a festival that aims to celebrate and enhance the cultural and economic life of the Dingle Peninsula, already widely known for its creativity. It is a new, inclusive and accessible festival for adults and children focused on the literary arts – fiction, poetry and non-fiction in English and Irish – and delivered through readings, workshops and performance.

All funds generated by the festival will go towards organising and promoting an annual Dingle Lit festival for both adults and children on the Dingle Peninsula.

Details of all events and weekend timetable on website.

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