Arts House with Harry Keaney June 16th

Thursday last was Yeats Day in Sligo, with a variety of activities marking the Nobel Prize-winning poet’s 154th birthday. Susan O’Keeffe, is director of the Yeats Society Sligo.

We all know the value of fostering a love of reading in children, and the great worth in giving a child a book. The people involved in producing the Leitrim Guardian magazine have gone a step further, by putting such sentiments into practice, by actually giving children books.

Leitrim Guardian committee chairman Hubert McMorrow has been telling me how the idea started.

Claire Roche is a harpist, pianist and songwriter. On June 21st, she will be performing at Manorhamilton Castle in County Leitrim as part of the Manorhamilton Midsummer Night Festival.

The former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has just written another book. It’s entitled ‘Frenzy and Betrayal: the Anatomy of a Political Assassination.’ He speaks about the book and why he wrote it.