Forthcoming events / Ócáidí ag teacht

Skibbereen Arts Festival and 2018 Bliain na Gaeilge

                   What a line-up!

   In cooperation with the good people at #49, North St., we will be hosting a variety of events, readings, performances, poetry workshops, a film and a drop-in pop-up Gaeltacht from 11.00 – 12.00 on week days.

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Pop-in Pop-up Gaeltacht 49, North St.

Simon Ó Faoláin: Léamh Filíochta: Poetry reading. Satharn 28 Iúil, The Time Traveller’s Bookshop 19.00 – 20.00

Louis de Paor Luan 30 Iúil   
Official unveiling of the Seán Ó Ríordáin mural in 49 North St. 13.00

Louis de Paor: Ceardlann Filíochta: Poetry Workshop 13.45 Corner Bar BOOKING ESSENTIAL! €10

Louis de Paor: Léamh Filíochta: Poetry Reading 20.30 The Time Traveller’s Bookshop

Paul Ó Colmáin: amhráin  as Gaeilge  Songs in Irish 13.00 Céadaoin 31 iúil 49, North St.

Pádraig Jack: amhráin as Gaeilge  Songs in Irish 13.00 Déárdaoin 1 Lúnasa 49 North St.

Daniel Reardon: Fond Pageant. An illustrated Poetic Presentation. 13.00 2 Lúnasa 49, North St.

Mise, Seán Ó Ríordáin    Scannán: Film.     14.00 2 Lúnasa Town Hall

Aifric MacAodha: Ceardlann Filíochta: Poetry Workshop.14.00 3 Lúnasa Corner Bar BOOKING ESSENTIAL! €10

Aifric MacAodha: Léamh Filíochta: Poetry Reading 17.00 Time Traveller’s Bookshop

James Harpur & Paul Ó Colmáin: dual (poetry) book launch. 14.30 4 Lúnasa 49, North St.  Introduction by poet, Brendan McCormack

Exhibition: Sléibhte Shácráilte: Sacred Mountains    by  Marie Cullen





Later in the year…



Poetry:  Award-winning bi-lingual poet, Doireann Ni Ghriofa will be returning to WAS at a date to be announced, to launch her new collection of poems in English, the multi-award-winning Clasp  

Clasp is her first English-language collection of poems. In three sections entitled ‘Clasp’, ‘Cleave’ and ‘Clench’, Ní Ghríofa engages in a strikingly physical way with the world of her subject matter. The result is by times what one poem calls ‘A History in Hearts’, among other things an intimate exploration of love, childbirth and motherhood, and simultaneously a place of separation and anxiety. In one poem set in the boys’ home in Letterfrack, a place of undeniable terror, we see how, in the name of religion, “The earth holds small skulls like seeds”.

The final section of the book comprises a single poem, Seven Views of Cork City, which, swooping in and out of personal history, paints a convincing if sometimes unsettling portrait of the poet’s adopted city, and of urban life’s ubiquitous restraints on “our dream of speed”.

The woman’s body is central to the collection, highlighted, visible, unconquered. Forgotten bones are reclaimed, gendered territory is staked out; it is clear that Ní Ghríofa’s has a voice which will not be silenced… In Clasp Ní Ghríofa has signalled that she is a poetic force to be reckoned with in the future.” – Clíona Ní Riordáin, Southword Journal

Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Doireann Ní Ghríofa






 FILM:  after a rapturuous reception in January, we plan to show again the stunning film, the groundbreaking documentary,

Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World       by Mary Lanceagnes_martin_cover

Agnes Martin has been designated by ARTnews Magazine as one of the world’s top ten living artists. In this incredibly intimate film, she speaks candidly and eloquently about art, her life and times, her working methods and her own art. This is a “must-see” film.

Date to be announced. Spaces will be limited.


and guitarists, Ari Sheehan & Mick Hoey: the incredible Rianóir 




FILM:    Brought Back By Public Demand!

Pat Collins’ wonderful film, Tim Robinson: Connemara will be shown again in WAS. Music composer, Susan Stenger will be the guest speaker, answering questions. (date to be announced)

Tim Robinson: Connemara

Tim Robinson: Connemara



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