Féile na bhFlaitheartach, 29 – 31 August 2015

The Liam and Tom O Flaherty Summer School

Saturday, 29 August
Kilmurvey House, Inishmore, Aran Islands

Arrival by bus transfer – teas and sandwiches
· Keynote address: Lecture by Seamus Cashman, of Wolfhound Press and publisher of many of O’Flaherty’s novels and short stories, on Liam O’Flaherty, the man and the writer. (in English)
· Lunch
· Reading of Tom O’Flaherty’s short story ‘Coming Home’ or and Irish Language short story at the memorial in the Garden of Remembrance at the O’Flaherty homestead
· Transfer to Kilronan and evening meals

· Presentation by Aisteoirí Chois Fharraige: Oifig an Phoist
(Technical School, Kilronan)
to be followed by a traditional music concert
· Informal session, Tí Joe Mac

Sunday, 30 August
SKERRETT: FACT AND FICTION

· midday at Tí Joe Mac in Cill Rónáin: Seosamh Ó Cuaig, journalist, to speak (in Irish) on Dáithí Ó Ceallacháin, school teacher in Gort na gCapall school when O’Flahertys grew up, and model for the teacher in the novel ‘Skerrett’ as well as on Fr Murty Farragher
· Dave Lordan, poet and writer, will discuss the novel ‘Skerrett’ (in English) and the relationship between history and literature.

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