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June 2017
€8 - €10

Mystics in Balscadden – Jeannette Byrne

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Howth Castle – Lutyens Library, Howth Castle, Howth Demesne
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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W.B Yeats, JP Donleavy, Lobsang Rampa , Churchill? What is the connection?  The answer is Balscadden Bay. Balscadden Bay Howth has been a popular tourist destination since Victorian times. The bay lies on the southeast corner of Howth Harbour underneath the Martello tower at the east pier: Stunningly beautiful, it can be cold, bleak and windy. The Islands of Ireland’s eye and Lambay appear Brigadoon like through the morning mists. How could one not be inspired to create with such…

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Irish Demesne Landscapes, 1660–1740 Vandra Costello

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Howth Castle – Lutyens Library, Howth Castle, Howth Demesne
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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This book charts the history and development of formal gardening in Ireland in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and in particular the grand geometric style that was fashionable between 1660 and 1740. It examines the people who created these gardens, the influences that affected them, the materials that they employed and the uses of landscapes interventions. Using a wide range of sources, including several previously unpublished, this is the most extensive survey of early Irish gardens to date.…

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Mary O’Malley & Paula Meehan in conversation with Nerys Williams

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Howth Castle – Lutyens Library, Howth Castle, Howth Demesne
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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Mary O’Malley was born in Connemara in Ireland, and educated at University College Galway. She lived in Lisbon for eight years and taught at the Universidade Nova. She served on the council of Poetry Ireland and was on the Committee of the Cuirt International Poetry Festival for eight years. She was the author of its educational programme. She taught on the MA programmes for Writing and Education in the Arts at NUIGalway for ten years, held the Chair of Irish…

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Joe Joyce in conversation with Sean Moncrieff

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Joe Joyce is the author of five thrillers: ECHOLAND, ECHOBEAT and ECHOWAVE (all set during the Second World War in neutral Dublin); THE TRIGGER MAN (set during the Irish ‘Troubles’ in the late 1980s) and OFF THE RECORD (set in the 1970s world of Irish journalism); a history/biography of THE GUINNESSES and a critically acclaimed play, THE TOWER, about James Joyce and Oliver St John Gogarty. See website www.joejoyce.ie for more information.

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Peter Cunningham & Mick Herron in conversation with Theo Dorgan

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Howth Castle – Lutyens Library, Howth Castle, Howth Demesne
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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€8 - €10

Ruádhan Mac Cormaic ‘The Supreme Court’ in conversation series

June 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
€25

The Life and Times of Percy French through his Music, Poetry and Song

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howth Castle – Lutyens Library, Howth Castle, Howth Demesne
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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Join us for an evening of Percy French music, poetry and song performed by Brian Hoey with Lillian O'Connor as pianist and Noel Carroll on violin. The evening begins with a glass of prosecco in the hall of Howth Castle at 7:00pm and the performance takes place in the Lutyens Library at 8:00pm.. Bryan Hoey is one of Ireland’s most versa­tile singers with a voice equally at home in grand opera, operetta, and musicals.  His formidable repertoire includes Die Fledermaus, Gypsy…

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Writing Workshop with Claire Keegan

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

HOW FICTION WORKS WITH CLAIRE KEEGAN 10am to 1pm Sunday, June 11 This will be a morning morning of concentrating on text through Claire Keegan's eyes. Participants will be asked to consider and reconsider the structure of a narrative. What does it mean to begin? What is an ending? What is tension? And how and why does tension rise and fall? Or not rise at all? Claire will also lead you through the structure of a paragraph and demonstrate how time and…

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Thomas Pakenham in conversation with Matthew Jebb

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Howth Castle – Lutyens Library, Howth Castle, Howth Demesne
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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Acclaimed historian Thomas Pakenham is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Year of Liberty, The Boer War and The Scramble for Africa. He is also the author and photographer of the bestselling Meetings with Remarkable Trees, Remarkable Trees of the World and In Search of Remarkable Trees: On Safari in Southern Africa. He lives in Ireland and is chairman of the Irish Tree Society. Thomas Pakenham will be joined ‘In Conversation With’ Matthew Jebb, director of the National…

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€12 - €15

Claire Keegan

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Howth Castle – Lutyens Library, Howth Castle, Howth Demesne
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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Claire Keegan has written Antarctica, Walk the Blue Fields and Foster (Faber & Faber). These stories, now translated into 15 languages, have won numerous awards. Foster was elected by readers as the best story published that year in The New Yorker. Keegan has also earned an international reputation as a teacher of how fiction works. “Every line seems to be a lesson in the perfect deployment of both style and emotion. –Hilary Mantel “The best stories are so textured and…

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