THE INAUGURAL CAITLIN MacNAMARA/ DYLAN THOMAS WEEKEND IN ENNISTYMON & DOOLIN. 15-17 MAY 2015

           CAITLIN DYLAN SOCIETY

ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE INAUGURAL CAITLIN MacNAMARA/
DYLAN THOMAS WEEKEND IN ENNISTYMON & DOOLIN.
15-17 MAY 2015

 
CAITLIN MacNAMARA WAS REARED AT THE FALLS HOTEL(THEN ENNISTYMON
HOUSE),DAUGHTER OF THE LEGANDARY ARTIST & LANDLORD FRANCIS        MacNAMARA
(15,000 ACRES IN NORTH CLARE). CAITLIN WAS MARRIED TO THE ACCLAIMED
WELSH POET DYLAN THOMAS IN 1937. DYLAN CEMENTED HIS REPUTATION WHEN
HE PUBLISHED “UNDER MILKWOOD”, THUS CREATING A WORLDWIDE   DEMAND FOR
HIS READINGS. CAITLIN ALSO PUBLISHED BOOKS INCLUDING “LEFT OVER    LIFE TO KILL” & “NOT QUITE POSTHUMOUS LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER”.
BOTH ARE BURIED AT LOUGHARNE IN WALES.

OPENING OF WEEKEND AT THE COURTHOUSE GALLERY,
PARLIAMENT ST., ENNISTYMON, CO.CLARE.

 PROGRAMME     

FRIDAY-15th MAY 2015

 
8.00 P.M.  MICHAEL McNAMARA T.D. FOR CLARE OPENS THE WEEKEND.
POET- TOM MATHEWS

TOM HAS BEEN A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO THE IRISH TIMES, SUNDAY
INDEPENDENT & HOT PRESS BOTH AS A POET & CARTOONIST.
SO FAR TOM HAS PUBLISHED TWO VOLUMES OF POETRY INCL.THE OWL
& THE PUSSYCAT. THREE COLLECTIONS OF CARTOONS & THREE  EXHIBITIONS
OF PAINTINGS.

TALK BY THE ACCLAIMED BIOGRAPHER & JOURNALIST ANDREW LYCETT ON
CAITLIN MacNAMARA & DYLAN THOMAS. ANDREW HAS PUBLISHED BIOGRAPHIES ON
DYLAN THOMAS & IAN FLEMING. HE WAS ALSO A SUNDAY TIMES CORRESPONDENT.

   MOVIE OF CAITLIN MacNAMARA

  10.00 P.M. – CAITLIN MacNAMARA TRAD SESSION AT MARRINANS, CHURCH   ST, ENNISTYMON    

 SATURDAY- 16th MAY 2015

8.00 PM  COURTHOUSE GALLERY,ENNISTYMON

AMERICAN POET – KNUTE SKINNER

THE WORLD FAMOUS AMERICAN POET WILL READ DYLAN & HIS OWN  POETRY.
KNUTE HAS PUBLISHED AT LEAST NINE VOLUMES OF POETRY WHICH HAS
BEEN PUBLISHED TOURED WORLDWIDE.HE HAS ALSO LECTURED ENGLISH.
KNUTE THE LEGEND IS A NATIVE OF St. LOUIS, MISSOURI &  ATTENDED
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO, MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE,& THE    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.THIS SHOULD BE SPECIAL.

JACKIE HAYDEN PRESENTS DYLAN, DYLAN AND ME & A TALK ON DYLAN &
CAITLIN & IRISH CONNECTIONS.

JACKIE IS AN EX WRITER AT HOT PRESS &  A RECORD LABLE OWNER.
HE HAS PUBLISHED A BOOK  “A MAP OF LOVE-AROUND WALES WITH DYLAN THOMAS”,
MY BOY,& HIS LATEST BOOK – LOVE & THEFT.
HE HAS MET CAITLIN & DYLAN’S CHILDREN AERONWY & HANNAH. FURTHERMORE,
JACKIE HAS STAYED AT DYLAN’S BIRTHPLACE HOME IN SWANSEA & HAD A
POETRY READING THERE. A TRUE DYLAN FAN & LEGEND.

10.00 P.M. – CAITLIN MacNAMARA TRAD SESSION AT DALY’S, MAIN STREET,ENNISTYMON.

 

 SUNDAY – 17th MAY 2015

2.30 PM – VISIT TO DOOLIN- THE ANCESTRAL HOME OF THE MacNAMARA’S
INCLUDING DOOLIN HOUSE & THE MacNAMARA MAUSOLEUM AT DOOLIN   CEMETERY.
MEET AT FITZ’S BAR, DOOLIN HOTEL.

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