2017 Programme of Events

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
County Council.

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
Goldsmith’s London.”
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,
Hugh Campbell.
 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.
 Music by Gerry Bohan