Festival Opening Keynote Speeches Archive

2016-04-14     Opening of Eigse Michael Hartnett Poetry and Arts Festival Newcastle West                                                        PHOTOGRAPHY: DERMOT LYNCH                        Keynote speaker, Rita Ann Higgins at the opening of the Eigse Michael Hartnett Festival in the Library, Newcastle West last evening

2016 Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins Keynote Address

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Noel Curran

2013 Noel Curran

‘Public Media and Public Discourse – Where to Now?’

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Michael D Higgins

2012 President Michael D. Higgins

‘Irish Poets learn your trade: Poetry as speaking truth.’

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Fergus Finlay

2011 Fegus Finlay

‘Reimagining and Reinventing Ireland.’

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Patrick Hederman

2010 Patrick Hederman OSB

‘Irish Poets learn your trade: Poetry as speaking truth.’

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Alice Taylor

2009 Alice Taylor

‘Dream on the Wings’

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Christy Kenneally

2006 Christy Kenneally

‘One cannot separate the dancer from the dance’

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