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September 2018

Introduction to Pottery Weekend

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Kinsale Pottery | Pottery & Art School in Kinsale Art School, Ballinacurra, Kinsale, Co. Cork P17 HE24 Ireland

For those who have had little or no experience of pottery, it can be a little daunting to work in the studio and learn to create handbuilt and thrown forms. This two day course introduces you to all the basic techniques: you will learn to coil, slab and throw pots, and to sculpt in clay. You will try various decorative techniques, including sgraffito, slip-painting, under-glazing and glazing. The course will also include a smoke-firing, weather permitting. Suitable for beginners and…

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The Ballinspittle Beef, Bacon, Beer and Barbecue Battle (2018)

September 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ballinspittle Village Ballinspittle, Cork Ireland+ Google Map

This event will be held in the town of Ballinspittle, County Cork on Sunday 23rd Sep 2018. Ballinspittle is of course very close to Kinsale, long considered one of the main culinary centres on this island. The area is thick with foodies…. More details on the Ballinspittle BBQ Battle Facebook page.   Download Application Form Here      

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2018 Kinsale Shark Awards

September 27, 2018 - September 29, 2018
Kinsale, Co. Cork, , Kinsale, Ireland
Free

The 55th staging of the Kinsale Sharks takes place in Kinsale, Co. Cork from 27th-29th September 2018. Welcome to organisers, jury, speakers and delegates.   www.kinsalesharks.com [email protected]

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October 2018

2018 Kinsale Literary Weekend

October 4, 2018 - October 8, 2018
Kinsale, Emmet Place, Kinsale, Co. Cork P17 C973 Ireland+ Google Map

Kinsale Literary Weekend. October 4th to 8th 2018 . Contact Maureen at 0862895075 or Ruth at 0866099010 See the full list of events here.   https://www.kinsale.ie/organizer/kinsale-literary-weekend/

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Aidan Mathews

October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Old Mill / James O’Neill Building, Church Square, Kinsale, Ireland+ Google Map
Free

Aidan Mathews was educated at Gonzaga College, Dublin and University College Dublin and holds an MA from Trinity College Dublin. He works as a drama producer in RTÉ Radio. Mathews has taught English at St. Louis High School, Rathmines and at Belvedere College, Dublin. His poetry and short stories have been included in many anthologies. He lives in County Dublin. Mathews won the Irish Times Award in 1974; The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 1976; the Macauley Fellowship in 1978-9,…

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My Kinsale – An Anthology

October 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Mill / James O’Neill Building, Church Square, Kinsale, Ireland+ Google Map
Free

My Kinsale (An anthology in words and pictures by and for the people of Kinsale) Edited by Alannah Hopkin My Kinsale is a community project in Kinsale to document and publish the stories, memories and feelings of residents, and those with a special connection, towards our town. This project, under the auspices of Words By Water, Kinsale’s literary festival, in association with the Kinsale Chamber of Tourism and Business, is designed to capture the thoughts, feelings and memories of the…

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Smashing Times: Irish Feminist Fiction 1880-1930 with Tina O’Toole

October 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Methodist Church, Barry's Place, Kinsale, Co. Cork P17 CR29 Ireland+ Google Map
€8

Suffragettes, students, strikers, and cyclists filled city spaces in 1890s Britain and Ireland as women began to break out of the drawing room or factory floor onto the streets. As they did so, writers and artists depicted this “New Woman”, with her mannish style and bicycle, as she gained an education, went out to work, and agitated for social change. In rural Ireland, of course, women were far too traditional for all that; ignoring their strident sisters on the British…

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Danny Denton

October 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Simon Prim’s Bibliotherapy, 43 Main St, Kinsale, P17 PW57 Ireland+ Google Map
Free

Danny Denton’s The Earlie King & The Kid in Yellow is set in Ireland in a post-digital future: derelict and flooded by ceaseless rain. A baby is born to The Kid in Yellow and T, the daughter of The Earlie King. When T dies in childbirth, the Kid tricks the King, steals the baby and goes on the run. Danny’s debut novel conjures Peaky Blinders, Quentin Tarantino, George Saunders and Tom Waits, but this is something entirely new. Roll up!…

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Ronan Ryan

October 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Simon Prim’s Bibliotherapy, 43 Main St, Kinsale, P17 PW57 Ireland+ Google Map
Free

Ronan Ryan is an Irish writer, based in Dublin but originally from Clonmel, and he has also lived in France, Japan, America, Singapore, Australia, England, Scotland, and New Zealand. He has an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington. He has won an Arts Bursary Award in Literature from Dublin City Council and written memoir articles for The Irish Times. His debut novel, The Fractured Life of…

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Shared experiences in Short Story writing with: Alannah Hopkin and Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

October 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Methodist Church, Barry's Place, Kinsale, Co. Cork P17 CR29 Ireland+ Google Map
€10

Alannah Hopkin has lived in Kinsale, her mother’s home town, since 1982. She has published two novels; her non-fiction books include Eating Scenery: West Cork, the People & the Place. In 2016 she edited the popular anthology, On the Banks – Cork City in Poetry and Song. Her stories have appeared in the London Magazine and The Cork Literary Review, among others. Her work has been broadcast on RTE’s Sunday Miscellany, and she contributes regularly to the Irishwoman’s Diary in the Irish Times. She is a contributor to the Irish…

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