There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

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24.11.17 - Dublin: First Fortnight 2017 mental health arts festival programme launch. Pictured are artist Emma Sheridan; First Fortnight co-founder David Keegan; and Minister of State for Mental Health & Older People Helen McEntee in artist Emma Sheridan's studio. First Fortnight 2017 runs from January 1 to 14 aimed at challenging mental health stigma. Photo: Kieran Frost

Emma Sheridan, Helen McEntee, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, and First Fortnight co-founder David Keegan (Above)

First Fortnight has just unveiled its festival programme for 2017.

It’s going 8 years, in fairness.

Paul Kimmage, Eleanor Tiernan, and Ivor Browne will all make contributions while Le Galaxie yokes, Otherkin and Girl Band will help supply the tunes.

Harrumph!

First Fortnight

10 thoughts on “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

  1. Sheik Yahbouti

    As an ‘older person’, I strenuously object to Helen McEntee being Junior Minister for me, or for anything else.

      1. Vote Rep #1

        Rabble! rabble! rabble! There isn’t enough young people in government. Its all old men.

        Younger people get appointed.

        Rabble! rabble! rabble! How are these in government? How are they qualified? What sort of experience could they possible have?

    1. Neilo

      @Sheikh: Why, you almost rose out of your bathchair! Quickly, nurse – tune the wireless to The Light Programme: Sing Something Simple always keeps ’em calm.

      1. Sheik Yahbouti

        My absolute favourite, Neilo, many thanks. Will you ever return to Ireland, do you think? We could do with ‘people’ of your calibre.

        1. Neilo

          Sheikh: you know I’m joshin’, sure I’m an aul’ arse myself. I returned here from England about 26 years ago. Just after you got the hundred guineas from Paddy Hillery.

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