Events

Photos from our Easter Egg Hunt!
By April 24, 2019 Read More →

Photos from our Easter Egg Hunt!

Lots of fun on our Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday!  Great to see chocolate Easter eggs all over the shop. Thanks to everyone who called down, we can’t wait to do it again next year!

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Launch of “The People of the Book”, by Richard Lawrence Kimball
By April 23, 2019 Read More →

Launch of “The People of the Book”, by Richard Lawrence Kimball

Join us this Friday 26th of April for the launch of “The People of the Book”, written by Richard Lawrence Kimball. This event will take place in our Middle Street shop at 6pm. As always, everyone is welcome to attend! The Book “The People of the Book” takes the reader through centuries of relations between [...]

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Launch of “Ireland’s Green Larder”, by Margaret Hickey
By April 23, 2019 Read More →

Launch of “Ireland’s Green Larder”, by Margaret Hickey

  We are very pleased to announce the launch of “Ireland’s Green Larder”, written by Margaret Hickey. The book will be lauched by guest speaker Judy Murphy and the event will take place on Thursday the 25th, at 6:30. Everyone is welcome! The Book “Ireland’s Green Larder” tells for the first time the story of [...]

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This Thursday on Cúirt!
By April 11, 2019 Read More →

This Thursday on Cúirt!

At the Town Hall Theatre, 8pm. Cúirt International Festival of Literature and Music for Galway have co-curated this unique event featuring Min Kym, author and violinist in conversation with Toner Quinn. Korean-born, London-raised violinist Min Kym talks about growing up as a child prodigy, shares insights into the world of a budding soloist and the special [...]

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It’s Cúirt week!
By April 10, 2019 Read More →

It’s Cúirt week!

Here’s some nice shots of our beautiful display for the festival!

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Cúirt Festival ‏Day 2 Highlights!
By April 9, 2019 Read More →

Cúirt Festival ‏Day 2 Highlights!

Day 2 of Cúirt 2019 is here and we are happy to bring you some of the highlights! As part of the “literature of witness” focus this year, Cúirt presents English PEN awards-winner, Luljeta Lleshanaku and Galway-based Albanian poet, Ndrek Gjini. The Calling Cards anthology of younger poets writing in Irish, whit translations into English, introduced [...]

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Annual Japanese – Irish Poetry Event – March 2019
By February 24, 2019 Read More →

Annual Japanese – Irish Poetry Event – March 2019

Our Annual Japanese – Irish Poetry Event, now in its 10th year will take place on Friday, March 1st at 6.30pm here in Charlie Byrne’s, in association with the Japanese Embassy and the Wa Cafe. Renowned Tanka poet, Hisa Kagawa and Irish poet, Mary Ó Máille, will read at the event and it will be [...]

Photos from Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019
By February 10, 2019 Read More →

Photos from Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019

(Photos from L to R: Rachel Conventry, Trevor Conway, Bernie Crawford, Maureen Curran, Susan Lindsay, Terry McDonagh, Lindy Newns, Jessamine O Connor, Ruth Quinlan, Andre Rostant, J W Sexton, Eileen Sheehan, Kevin Higgns, Susan Millar DuMars. Note: some of the poets dashed away before we got to get their photos..Kate Ennals, Denis Mockler, Anne Bevan, [...]

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Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019
By February 5, 2019 Read More →

Over the Edge Poetry Showcase 2019

The Annual Over the Edge Poetry Showcase takes place this Friday February 8th at 6pm here in Charlie Byrne’s. Poets from the West of Ireland who have published a collection in 2018 will read three of their poems. The readers will be : Trevor Conway, Rachel Conventry, Maureen Curran, Kate Ennals Jessamine O’ Connor, Moya [...]

Launch of ‘Our Killer City’ – Rita Ann Higgins
By February 1, 2019 Read More →

Launch of ‘Our Killer City’ – Rita Ann Higgins

Rita Ann Higgins’ new book, ‘Our Killer City: isms, chisms, chasms and schisms’ (published by Salmon Poetry), will launch here in Charlie Byrne’s on Friday February 15th at 6.30pm. The book gathers together articles from Rita Ann Higgins’ Sunday Independent ‘This Woman’s Life’ column, as well as other select essays and poems, many of which are previously unpublished. [...]