Each year Galway Public Libraries celebrates a literary figure or historical event with its county and citywide Galway’s Great Read. This year we are proud to celebrate, in this her centenary year, one of Galway’s most prolific and extraordinarily versatile writers, Eilís Dillon. She published some 50 titles between 1948 and 1992, writing for both children and adults.Her themes are wide-ranging, from Island life on the Atlantic coast to her knowledge and love of language and folk tradition.
Some of the events in our virtual programme include: our online bookclub, which invites one into the descriptive imagination of Dillon’s work; our various seminars which explore her Galway roots and place in Irish history; two new commissions which highlight her love of art and music - a visual art piece to celebrate her life and work and a music composition in response to one of her best known and highly regarded translated works, Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire; and a magical tour for children in our ‘One Author, 5 Islands’ along the wild Atlantic way.
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Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.