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This is our second annual "fête littéraire" with a special tribute to John Montague who celebrates his 80th year. One of Ireland’s best known contemporary poets, John Montague has published numerous volumes of poems as well as two collections of novels and two volumes of his memoirs. Correspondent in Paris for The Irish Times during the 1960s, he came to know Samuel Beckett and Claude Esteban whose poems he has translated into English.

Programme of the rencontres littéraires :

Thursday 8 October 19.30 – Chair: Sheila Pratschke
Peter Fallon, Biddy Jenkinson, Claire Keegan

Friday 9 October 19.30 – Chair: Maggie Doyle
Eiléan Ni Chuilleanain, Julia O Faoláin, James Ryan

Saturday 10 October 14.30 – Chair: Peter Fallon
Colette Bryce, Celia de Fréine, Kevin Power, Peter Sirr

16.30 – Chair: Caroline Walsh
Christine Dwyer Hickey, Dennis O’Driscoll, David Park

19.30 – Chair: S.E. Paul Kavanagh
John Montague