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The Gathering 2013.

The 2013 Festival Theme has been announced


Friday May 31st – Sunday June 2nd 2013



The Gathering  -  Are faraway hills greener ?


“Such is the patriot’s boast, where’er we roam,

His first, best country ever is, at home.”

The Traveller (1764)- Oliver Goldsmith

Friday 31st  May The Rustic Inn,  Abbeyshrule,Co.Longford

8.00.p.m.  Recital by             Innyside Singers

8.30.p.m         Chair:                               Ciaran Mullooly

Official Opening by                                 Ms.Sally Mulready


“The Gathering-Are Faraway Hills Greener?”

Symposium    on Festival Theme    : Professor Andrew Carpenter

Tom maguire

Saturday June 1st Goldsmith Room, Ballymahon Library. Adm:10e

11.00a.m LiteraryTour  of Goldsmith Country commencing at Goldsmith statue,Ballymahon Community Library     Adm:10e

2.30p.m         Chair: Adrian Duncan

Professor Christopher Wheatley

Desmond Egan

7.00p.m.        The Three Jolly Pigeons

Goldsmith Barbeque

Music by The Henshaws

Sunday  June 2nd Goldsmith Room, Ballymahon Library. Adm:5e

12.00p.m.                     Chair:                                                                         Niall Nally

Goldsmith Miscellany

Sunday June 2nd  Pallas (Oliver Goldsmith’s Birthplace)

3.30p.m.                            Chair                                                                       Anne Tully

Poetry Readings by Acclaimed Poet

Poetry Competition Results

Musical Entertainment

Joe’s Cheese and Wine

Press Launch Wednesday May 8th 7.30p.m.

Goldsmith Room Ballymahon Library Co.Longford

Brochure and poster  available immediately after