Festival 2018

Brochure for the 2018 festival

Goldsmith Brochure 2018

Theme:

“Where wealth and freedom reign contentment fails.

And honour sinks where commerce long prevails.”

The Traveller 1764

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

Goldsmith Room, Ballymahon Community Library    Adm: €10.

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 

Goldsmith Room, Ballymahon Community Library. Adm: €10.

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..

Pallas (Birthplace of Oliver Goldsmith).

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