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“Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no fibs”
Tony Lumpkin – “She Stoops to Conquer” 1773
Journalism, News and Democracy
Grub Street in the 21st Century
Friday 31st May
The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule, Co.Longford. Admission : €10
8.15pm Innyside Singers Recital.
8.30pm Official Opening by Tom McGuire , Head of RTE Radio 1.
9.00pm Speaker: Willie Kealy
” The Decline of Print and the Future of Good Journalism”
10.00 pm Musical Entertainment by Tony Dunne Jim Mulkerrins and friends.
Saturday 1st June
Goldsmith Room, Ballymahon Community Library Adm: €10.
11.00am Chair: Cian McCormack
“Press Freedom or a Free for all“
Speaker: Brian O’Neill
Speaker: Peter Feeney
1.00pm Chair: Denise Canavan
“The Digital Onslaught – What future for Print Journalism”
Speaker: Grainne NiAodha
Speaker: Dave O’Connell
5.00pm Site of George Conway’s Pub – adjacent to Ballymahon Community Library
Dramatised Performance of excerpts from “She Stoops to conquer”, performed by members of the Bog Lane Theatre
5.30pm Goldsmith Literary Tour
Tour will start from Goldsmith’s Statue
8.30pm The Three Jolly Pigeons
Traditional folk music and Ballad Session with P.J.Shanagher
Sunday 2nd June
Goldsmith Room, Ballymahon Community Library. Adm: €10.
12.00am Goldsmith Miscellany.
Chair: Sean Ryan
Speakers: Brendan Farrell, Dr. Mel Farrell, Neil Moxham, Patrick Eibhear O’Hanlon,
Dr. Shelley Deane
Pallas (Birthplace of Oliver Goldsmith).
3.30pm Chair: Anne Tully
Selection of Poetry Readings from the winners of the Schools Poetry Competition.
Schools Poetry Competition adjudicated by Mary Melvin-Geoghegan
Readings: Poetry readings by the winning entrants of the Goldsmith Poetry competition.Adjudicated by acclaimed poet Noel Monahan
Poetry Reading by Noel Monahan
Cheese & Wine kindly Sponsored by Joe & Chris Farrell, Pallas.
Music by Gerry Bohan