To celebrate the centenary year of one of the west of Ireland’s most versatile writers - Eilís Dillon, Galway Public Libraries and Cúirt International Festival of Literature, in association with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, present a special event celebrating Eilís Dillon. This event launches a month-long series of events exploring Dillon’s life and work as part of Galway’s Great Read which takes place in November 2020.
This event at The Town Hall Theatre in Galway, includes celebrated poet, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, and author and translator, Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin – Eilís Dillon’s children – reading from some of Dillon’s most famous books; Léan Ní Chuilleanáin, Eilís granddaughter, joined in a musical tribute by musicians Roisin Mannion and Emily Greaney and a panel discussion between Eiléan, Cormac and Tom Kennedy, facilitated by Des Kenny of Kenny’s Bookshop. This event, for a live and online audience, is supported by Galway 2020, Galway County Council, Creative Ireland and the County of Galway Decade of Commemorations.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.