Heinrich Boll Weekend 2022

A three-day literary programme over the May bank holiday weekend, includes readings, walks, concerts and lectures. 


  • Friday April 29th. 19:00 Saturday April 30th . Reception introduction exhibition by Samir Mahmood Introduction remarks Dr John Mulloy 10:00 14:00 - 18:00 20:00 21:00 Sunday May 1st. 10:00 13:00 14:00 15:30 Slievemore Court Tomb and Portal Tomb guided walk - if only the dead could talk! Guided Walk in Landscape with Eoin Halpin. Meet at Pure Magic The court tomb / portal tomb tour. Lunch Pure Magic Heinrich Böll Cottage – open. Writers Seminar with Hugo Hamilton. St. Thomas ̓ Hall Dugort.. Readings; Iggy Mc Govern. Making Waves / Talk by Professor Kerstin Mey Poetry Readings ; Kerry Hardie / John F Deane Inaugural MLB Bursary Award. Official opening Ambassador Cord Meier-Klodt German Ambassador to Ireland Readings: Hugo Hamilton / Mithu Sanyal. Readings; Claire Keegan / Mithu Sanyal. Dugort. Dugort. Music Laoise Kelly. St. Thomas ̓ Church Ambassador Cord Meier-Klodt Nobel 50 Years. Readings from Yeats / Beckett / Heaney/ Shaw / Böll. Jack Harte / Marianne Fahy / Ultan de Burca Guided walk Kevin Toolis Colony Tour. Meet Strand Hotel Lunch Valley House. 30 Years Residency Böll Cottage – Readings / talks. Valley House. Iggy McGovern / Claire Keegan / John F Deane / Iggy McGovern / Kerry Hardie /Jack Harte / Poems by Heinrich Böll. Translated Michael Augustin / Sujata Bhatt. Readings Achill Writers Groups - Music Laoise Kelly/ Diarmuid Gielty.
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