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Circling The Square Festival

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The well-received Circling The Square Festival returns in October 2024.

The poetry of Thurles-born poet, Dennis O'Driscoll, (1954-2012), is celebrated at the annual Festival, named after the title of Dennis's memorable essay about growing up in the town. A fine array of poets from all over the country, complemented by fabulous local songsters and musicians present a feast of entertainment throughout the weekend over three events.

The 2023 line-up featured poets : Stephen James Smith, Eleanor Hooker, Anne Haverty, Molly Twomey, Anne Tannam, Enda Wyley, Thomas McCarthy, Peter Sirr and Kerry Hardie Emily Cullen and Nithy Kasa.

Musicians performing included : Hugh Buckley (Dublin) (Jazz Guitar), Ed Dwan String Trio, Michael McLoughlin, Etaoin O'Meara (cello) and Eimear O'Meara , Linda Ryan and Daniel Byrne, Dixie Byrne and Daniel Byrne, thr Ed Dwan String Trio, and Eoin Ryan Anthony.

The 2023 programme is available here as a pdf.

The Festival will take place between Friday 18th and Sunday 20th October in 2024.

Contact: thurlescirclingthesquare@gmail.com for enquiries.

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