Tag Archives: Dun Laoghaire

Ann Patchett at dlr LexIcon

(Interviewed by Edel Coffey) Ann Patchett was good fun at the LexIcon last night.  She love-bombed her audience from the beginning and it has to be said, the audience was primed and more than happy to love her back.  It … Continue reading

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HOW TO GROW YOUR BRAIN (Dalkey Book Festival)

Question: If  the  Bord Gais Energy Theatre pitched up in Dalkey overnight, could Sian Smyth fill it?  I suspect she could. Dalkey was thronged this weekend and it was only partly due to the weather, because when it was time to … Continue reading

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Can Dun Laoghaire Be Saved? (Dalkey Book Festival panel)

I thought the people clustered at the gate leading in to the Secret Garden at Dalkey Book Festival were volunteers and ticket-takers, but they were from the Dun Laoghaire Ratepayers Association and they were handing out copies of their newsletter. … Continue reading

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Big Red Button

Hugo Hamilton’s new novel Every Single Minute was launched in a packed County Hall (Dun Laoghaire) last Thursday.  Reviews have been respectful, if slightly uncertain.  How fictional can a novel be when it makes no effort to hide the fact … Continue reading

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“For This: Poems for Our Ireland” (A session at PN11)

At a Saturday afternoon session of the 2011 Poetry Now Festival in the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire, sixteen readers, some of them poets participating in the festival, and some invited notables, were invited to read a poem that reflects … Continue reading

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