Goldsmith International Literary Festival - June 4th - 6th 2021

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Welcome to the 37th Annual Goldsmith Literary Festival, going online for 2021.

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The Goldsmith International Literary Festival festival, the third longest running festival of its type in Ireland takes place over the June Bank Holiday. Founded to celebrate the literary genius of Oliver Goldsmith and to promote Goldsmith Country as tourist attraction it has over the years explored many aspects of Goldsmith’s life, society, and writings. This year the festival will be entirely online.

Every year a theme, showcasing the writings of Oliver Goldsmith framed against a discussion of contemporary issues and topics is chosen.

Theme for the 2021 Festival:

“The Deserted Village”

As ‘Rural virtues leave the land’

The Economic, Environmental and Social sustainability of Irish Agriculture.

Speakers for 2021 will include

Friday June 4th 7.00pm

Official Opening by Minister for Agriculture Charlie McCanlogue

Prof. Michael Griffin – The Deserted Village at 251

Prof. James Kinsella

Dr. Eamon Haughey

Chair: Claire McCormack

Saturday June 5th 7.00pm

Michael Fitzmaurice TD

Prof. John Fitzgerald

Andrew McHugh

Seamus O’Rourke

Chair: Claire McCormack

Sunday June 6th 12.00am

Dr Monica Gorman

John Connell

Niall Nally

Assoc .Prof Padraig Wims

“The Deserted Village”

Chair: Seamus McCormack

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