2017 Programme of Events
Theme: “Goldsmith and the Irish Experience in London”
“Every Absurdity has now a champion to defend it” (preface to The Traveller)
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Friday 2nd June 2017
The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford
8.15 pm Recital by the Innyside Singers
8.30 p.m. The festival will be officially opened by Paddy Mahon, Chief Executive Officer, Longford
8.45pm Chair: Seamus McCormack
Speaker: Jonathan Moore – “The Irish in London in the Time of Oliver Goldsmith and After. From Grub Street to Brexit.”
10.00pm Musical Entertainment by The Des Smyth Trio.
Saturday 3rd June 2017
11.00am Goldsmith Literary Tour.
2.30pm Chair: Joe Flaherty
Speaker: Arthur Conlon – “The Georgian City: A Journey through
3.00pm Speaker: Prof. Norma Clarke – “Goldsmith: In His Time and Ours.”
7.00pm The Three Jolly Pigeons
Goldsmith B-B-Q with music by The Henshaws
Sunday 4th June 2017
12:00pm: Goldsmith Miscellany
Goldsmith Reading Room,Ballymahon Community Library:
Chair: Martin Morris
Speakers: Aidan O’Hara, Jean Farrell, Luke Baxter, Claire Mc Cormack,
Musical Interludes by Donie Keyes and Padraig Campbell
3:30pm, Poetry at Pallas
Pallas,Birthplace of Oliver Goldsmith.
Chair Anne Tully
Readings: Poetry readings by the winning entrants of the Goldsmith Poetry competition.
Adjudicated by acclaimed poet Michelle O’Sullivan.
Poetry Reading by Michelle O’Sullivan.
CHEESE & WINE SPONSORED BY JOE & CHRIS FARRELL, PALLAS.
Music by Gerry Bohan