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Thurles - Circling The Square

The Dennis O'Driscoll Poetry and Music Festival

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Date & time Fri 20 & Sat 21 Oct 2023
Fri 20 Oct 7.45 / Sat 21 Oct 2.45 & 7.45

Weekend tickets available 0504 90204 / 21e full price or 15e senior/student.

The poetry of Thurles-born poet, Dennis O'Driscoll, (1954-2012), is celebrated at the Circling the Square 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, will serve up a feast of entertainment throughout the weekend over three events

Friday 20th October at 7.45pm
TROUBLED THOUGHTS, MAJESTIC DREAMS 1

Stephen James Smith, Eleanor Hooker, Molly Twomey, Anne Tannam, Emily Cullen and Nithy Kasa.

Musicians/Singers:
Ed Dwan String Trio, Eoin Ryan Anthony, Paul Byrne Jnr., Linda Ryan, Conor King (uilleann pipes), Alexa Vardalas, Tim V Smyth, Jim Gogga Fanning.

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Saturday 21st October at 12.45pm * Free Event*

DENNIS O'DRISCOLL - THE MAN, THE POET AND HIS LEGACY

In The Source Auditorium at 12.45pm
Panel Discussion chaired by Declan O'Driscoll.
Participants: Enda Wyley, Thomas McCarthy, Peter Sirr and Kerry Hardie
Free of Charge - tickets from The Source Box-Office 0504 90204

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Saturday 21st October at 2.45pm
TROUBLED THOUGHTS, MAJESTIC DREAMS 2

Poets: Molly Twomey, Ger Duffy, Anne Haverty, John Noonan, Eithne Lannon, Christa de Brun, Trish Bennett, Deirdre Devally, Margaret O'Brien, Eileen Acheson, Áine Connell, Arthur Broomfield, Caoimhe Weakliam, Cathy Conlon, Leo Smyth, Tricia McArdle, Larry O'Sullivan and Larry Doherty.

Musicians/Singers: Mary Rose McNally String Quartet, James O'Meara Ryan, Diarmuid Meagher (uilleann pipes), Pat O'Callaghan (sax), Etaoin O'Meara (cello) and Eimear O'Meara, Jim Ryan Anthony, Ricky Martin, Tom Lyons, Francis Butler and Daniel Byrne, Sorcha de Róiste and The Monks Trad Group, Daniel Troy, Mick and Darragh Byrne, Jim Ryan Anthony.
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Saturday 21st October at 7.45pm
TROUBLED THOUGHTS, MAJESTIC DREAMS 3

Poets: Enda Wyley, Thomas McCarthy, Kerry Hardie, Jessica Traynor, Peter Sirr, Michael Durack.

Musicians/ Singers: 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.

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Saturday 21st October at 11am

POETRY WORKSHOP

Poet Enda Wyley will deliver a poetry workshop on 'Developing your Craft of Poetry Writing'
Price: €20 Limited spaces available
Please contact: thurlescirclingthesquare@gmail.com only to apply.

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