The 34th Festival has now concluded and we look back with pride on a very successful, interesting, thought provoking and well attended festival adorned by glorious sunshine. We will soon be planning the 35th Festival in 2019.
Some of the Talks from 2018 are available here
The Festival began last night in Abbeyshrule with a wonderful night’s entertainment. After a beautiful and interesting Official opening Talk by Donal Mac an Bheatha we were then treated to a most stimulating and thought-provoking lecture by Dr. Fergus O’Ferrall. The night was rounded off by a fantastic Traditional Session by Tony Dunne, Jim Mulkerrin and friends.
Due to the very large volume of entries for the Schools Poetry competition, a great deal of shortlisting has been taking place. Winners and highly commended are being contacted individually. Thank you for your patience. Many thanks to the principals staff and of course students and parents for the wonderful work.
Winners and highly commended are as always invited to read under the trees at Pallas on Sunday.
Thank you once again
The final embellishments being applied to the weekend’s activities at last night’s committee meeting.
The Results of the 2018 Goldsmith Festival Poetry Competition are now available here
The Press Launch for the 2018 Goldsmith literary Festival will take place in
Nally’s, Ballymahon this Thursday evening, May 17th at 6.00pm
Photocall will take place at Goldsmith’s Statue, Ballymahon Library at 6.15pm.
Food and Wine reception after the Press Launch.