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From magic and dreamscapes to the desperate plight of the poor – No poet captured 19th century Ireland quite like William Allingham

He is best known for writing The Faeries but William Allingham’s influence was far-reaching and can still be felt today. The Allingham name is synonymous with the Donegal town of Ballyshannon and is celebrated for good reason. William Allingham was … Continue reading

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Sunday Miscellany live, recorded in Donegal

The Sunday Miscellany programme that I am reading in will be broadcast this Sunday on RTE Radio 1 at 9.10am – some lovely writing and music from every involved in the recording at the Abbey Arts Centre in Ballyshannon earlier … Continue reading

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