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In this week’s Arts House, we concentrate on books by well-known Sligo-born authors now living elsewhere. One is by Ballymote man Declan Henry. It’s about the Irish catholic church and is entitled ‘Forbidden Fruit: Life and Catholicism in Contemporary Ireland.’ Another Sligoman, historian and poet Michael Farry, has just published…

The Institute of Technology in Sligo is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. And as is usual in these cases, a new book has been published to mark the milestone. We speak to the editor of the book, Jim Foran, who is librarian at the IT. Leitrim County Librarian Pauline…

Sunday evening, Arts House at 8pm: We’ll hear about the launch of the latest volume of Sligo Field Club’s journal on this coming Thursday at 5:30pm in Liber Books in Sligo. We’ll also hear about Ballyshannon’s Colaiste Cholmcille’s production of their musical ‘We Will Rock You’ that will run from…

In this week’s Arts House, October 27th . . . . Conor Carney, chairman of the Allingham Festival in Ballyshannon, talks about the festival’s special focus on Frank McGuinness. Sligo man Mark Howley joins us from Poland where he now lives to talk about his new book ‘A Brief History…

In this week’s Arts House: Two artists, Breda Burns and Ian Wieczorek, talk about their exhibitions currently taking place in The Hamilton Gallery in Sligo. Sonia Norris, of The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company tells us about workshops taking place in The Glens Centre in Manorhamilton on ‘A Woman’s Place in…

In this week’s Arts House, we hear about a production of High School Musical currently running in Donegal Town. A forum will take place in Sligo on September 10th that will explore how culture, and particularly language, impacts on communities. The play ‘Compostela’ by Manorhamilton native Miriam Needham will be…

  In this week’s Arts House on Sunday evening at 8pm with Harry Keaney, we will have a very interesting and informative interview about thatching and thatched roofs with Dr Fidelma Mullane, a leading authority on vernacular culture, who will be speaking at an event in Manorhamilton on the evening…