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The ‘Change Makers’ and Bertie Ahern are scheduled for Kilkenny on Monday night

Free next Monday?

In Kilkenny?

Johnny Keenan (him of the telly!) writes:

Kilkenny Arts festival, the oldest arts festival in the country begins today.

It has decided in its wisdom to have Bertie “Smoke and Daggers’ Ahern interviewed this Monday by David ‘Bottle of smoke’ Davin Power, up to very recently with RTÉ, in St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny City.

This is not an artistic or cultural experience. Plus its €16/14

In contrast there is another event happening (free with suggested donation) next Monday at St Canice’s Neighbourhood Hall…

The question is which one is of most interest to you?



The Change Makers in Kilkenny

Last week: The Change Gang





This afternoon.

Rubber-limbed Elaine McCague, of Loosysmokes,, actor Stephen Rea and fiddler Martin Hayes at the launch of the programme for the 2016 Kilkenny Arts Festival [August 5-14} comprising “ten days of artistic adventures in Ireland’s medieval city”.

As a centrepiece of the festival, Stephen will read Seamus Heaney’s translation of Virgil’s Aeneid Book VI, with live soundscape by cellist Neil Martin, and also recite extracts from the poem in Dunmore Cave.

Virgil on the ridiculous.


Suit yourselves.

Kilkenny Arts Festival

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