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24th Feb 2024

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Buncrana Community Library

St. Mary's Road
F93 YK68

Donegal Literature and Landscape

Buncrana Community Library will host this very special event on Ireland Reads Day, Saturday 24th February 2024. Inspired by the Booker Prize win of Donegal author Paul Lynch, Donegal Literature and Landscape will see a host of the county’s most talented poets, novelists, artists, musicians, and historians come together to discuss the way the unique and rugged landscape of Donegal has influenced their own work.

Writers from William Allingham to Brian Friel have tapped into our richest resource, the hills, glens and coastline of the county, to create great works of fiction, poetry and drama. This event is an opportunity to celebrate Donegal as a place apart. A place that that has inspired and produced writers from the Four Masters and their annals to a Booker Prize winning author.  

Three panel discussions; ‘Writing Donegal,' ‘Advancing Donegal,’ and ‘Portraying Donegal,’ led by journalist and author Kathy Donaghy, will examine how being from Donegal has inspired the work of the panellists.  

Each discussion will last 45 minutes, with music and refreshments between each. Panellists include Moya Cannon, Breandán Mac Suibhne, Angela Byrne, Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha, Garrett Carr, Kevin Doherty, Ros Harvey, Tim Stampton, Clodagh Warnock, Róisín McGrory, Alan Millar, and Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions from the floor.

For bookings or for more information, please contact Buncrana Community Library on 074 9361941.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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