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A Welcome from the Éigse Michael Hartnett Committe


Dates for the 2015 Festival
Thursday April 16th – Saturday April 18th


Éigse Michael Hartnett returns this April with a programme that is once again rich in imagination and achievement, with a wide variety of work in many disciplines that is luminous, searching, profound, soulful and achieved.


Following the runaway international success of Forgotten and Silent, we are very pleased to welcome back Pat Kinevane and Fishamble's new solo play, Underneath. 'This stunning new play is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface, and what lies underneath.'


Éigse will this year host international best-selling novelists Joseph O'Connor and Kevin Barry.


Two exhibitions will be launched at Éigse. Michael Hartnett's son Niall Hartnett exhibits his photographic exhibition on Irish Writers for the first time outside of the United States.


In music, acclaimed musician Martin Hayes will perform with David Power in the majestic setting of the 15th century Desmond Banqueting Hall.

The Michael Hartnett Award for Poetry 2015 will be presented on the opening night. This is the fourteenth year of the Michael Hartnett poetry award, which is jointly funded by The Arts Office, Limerick City & County Council and The Arts Council to the value of €4,000. Click here for more information.


The full Éigse Michael Hartnett Festival programme including full list of guests will be launched in early March.


Éigse Michael Hartnett runs from Thursday, April 16th - 18th


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Paul Durcan unveling the commemorative statue of his old friend Michal Hartnett at Éigse 2011

Paul Durcan unveling the commemorative statue of his old friend Michal Hartnett at Éigse 2011

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