Don’t get me wrong, our previous Tutors have been brilliant but I think we were all secretly happy that Fergus was back with us on the Opera for Carlow Project. Not only is brilliant but the project is a joint venture for him and Brian Irvine and both of them are obsessed with opera! Fergus […]
I’m under pressure to write something for my blog, we had lunch with Terrence, one of my closest friends, last weekend and he commented on my lack of new posts. So, hopefully, he enjoys this one. I even have a photo of him looking all smart in his work outfit.That’s him on the left with […]
I signed up to do a writing course with a company called “Dingle Writing Courses” The courses are not actually in Dingle but who cares?! They had a couple of courses running last weekend-poetry, children’s fiction and adult fiction. I opted for the Children’s workshop with Kevin Crossley-Holland, him of the famous and well loved […]
Last night, the Opera for Carlow group met in a big favourite of real Carlovians-The Seven Oaks Hotel.The room was packed full of people I didn’t know or recognise from the last workshop, which I love!Alan Leech was our tutor for this workshop, he was a big energy ball of professional and highly talented music! […]
Oh, it’s all very exciting, honest! There is going to be an Opera in Carlow, for Carlow! We must be very important down here! Visual, in association with the very artistic people in the Carlow authorities thought about this very idea 3 years ago. The Opera will be written by Brian Irvine and Peter Morgan […]
I’ve heard the Mad Hatter Cafe mentioned loads of times, on tv or in the paper and I always meant to visit and sample it. It’s ten minutes drive outside of Carlow in the very small town of Casteldermot. It is very much needed as there are no coffee shops in the town.So, when I […]
Eventually, all this mess will be a fabulous area for Carlow (and anyone) people to saunter across.At last, a reason to wreck the town.
Someone, who shall remain nameless gave me this story today. I am not into all this love lovie types of poems and stories. I hated the book The Secret and find books like the Last Lecture self centred and pointless, they teach me nothing about me. This short musing made me think, life really is […]
It’s beoming like game to me.How many roadworks can I spot in one day in the town of Carlow?Here’s another one in the Dinn Ri car park.I asked them what they were doing.“just scitting” they replied immediately.Or maybe, I made that last bit up.
The Ploughing Championships have returned to Athy for the 2nd year in a row. They cause great excitement for farmers indeed. The traffic is chaotic and all accommodation is booked out. Carlow Town is being dug up at the minute. Everywhere you look, there’s a roadwork, builder scratching his head or a JCB. I hate […]
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