The Brochure for this years festival is now available.
Friday 1st June
The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule, Co.Longford. Admission : €10
8.15pm Innyside Singers Recital.
830pm Official Opening by Donal Mac an Bheatha, Senior Planner, Longford County Council.
8.45pm Speaker: Dr. Fergus O’Ferrall
” ‘A Prospect of Society’: Public Happiness or Private Avarice?”
10.00 pm Musical Entertainment by Tony Dunne, Jim Mulkerrin and friends.
Saturday 2nd June
11.00am Chair: Ms. Claire McCormack
Speaker: John Connell “Goldsmith and Me – A long history”.
12.00am Speaker: Seamus Dooley “Journalism : Not just business, Why a free press is worth defending.”
1.30pm Chair: Eamonn Tynan
Speaker: Dr. Michael Griffin “Failures of contentment: Goldsmith, Brexit and Trump”
5.00pm Goldsmith Literary Tour.
9.00 pm The Three Jolly Pigeons
Traditional /Folk Music and Ballad session with the Henshaws..
Sunday 3rd June
12.00am Goldsmith Miscellany.
Chair: Brian Toolan
Speakers: Kevin Flood, John Noonan, Christy Mannion, Adrian Duncan, John Greene.
Musical Interludes by Donie Keyes and Padraig Campbell..
3.30pm Chair: Anne Tully
Readings: Poetry readings by the winning entrants of the Goldsmith Poetry competition.
Adjudicated by acclaimed poet Gerard Smyth
Poetry Reading by Gerard Smyth
Cheese & Wine kindly Sponsored by Joe & Chris Farrell, Pallas.
Music by Gerry Bohan