What's On

Friday 2nd March, 4pm, €12/€10 conc

Book Club Favourite - Ruth Fitzmaurice – I Found My Tribe - in conversation with Mick Heaney

as part of Ennis Book Club Festival 2018

An invocation to all of us to love as hard as we can, and live even harder, I Found My Tribe is an urgent and uplifting letter to a husband, family, friends, the natural world and the brightness of life by a wonderful writer.

'One of the year’s most arresting, humbling and acute memoirs. It is a catch-in-the-throat, life-affirming work that you want to gulp down in one and recommend to all your friends. Fitzmaurice tells her story in sparkling prose that is as sinewy as her new sea-strengthened body, and as admirable and boundless as her spirit.'  - Sunday Times

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Between Friday December 1st 2017 and Friday 5th January 2018 inclusive, book these 5 events for just €55:

To avail of this offer, tickets must be booked in person with glór, or by phone on 065 6843103. Not available online.

Friday 2 March, 8pm, €15/€12 conc

Crime Night with Liz Nugent, Julie Parsons & Andrea Carter – chaired by Clare FM’s Gavin Grace

as part of Ennis Book Club Festival 2018

Liz Nugent, Julie Parsons & Andrea Carter are at the forefront of a new wave of crime writing in Ireland. Join us for readings and discussion of their by turns eclectic, thrilling, and intriguing novels.

Liz Nugent worked for many years in Irish film, theatre and television. Her two novels Unravelling Oliver and Lying in Wait were both bestsellers. An Irish Book Awardee, her third novel appears later this year.

A former solicitor, Andrea Carter is the author of three novels, Death at Whitewater Church, Treacherous Strand, and The Well of Ice. All concern an inquisitive solicitor named Ben O’Keeffe and are set in the fictional town of Glendara, on the Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal.

Julie Parsons was born in New Zealand but has lived most of her life in Ireland. She was a radio and TV producer with RTE until her first novel Mary, Mary was published in 1998. It was an immediate critical and commercial success and was translated into many languages and published in the USA. She followed it up with The Courtship Gift (1999), Eager to Please(2002), The Guilty Heart ( 2003), The Hourglass  (2005), I Saw You (2007). Her most recent novel The Therapy House published this year has just been awarded Crime Fiction Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards 2017. She adapted The Guilty Heart for a 5 part TV series for RTE radio and has written two radio plays "The Sweet Scent of Cigarette Smoke" and "The Serpent Beguiled Me". She is married and lives in Dun Laoghaire.

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Between Friday December 1st 2017 and Friday 5th January 2018 inclusive, book these 5 events for just €55:

To avail of this offer, tickets must be booked in person with glór, or by phone on 065 6843103. Not available online.

Saturday 3 March, 11.30am, €12/€10 conc

10 Books You Should Read: Jane Urquhart & Carlo Gebler chaired by Katy Hayes

as part of Ennis Book Club Festival 2018

A firm festival favourite – 10 Books never disappoints. This year we’ve invited writer and journalist Katy Hayes to chair our authors’ passionate recommendations. Not to be missed.

Jane Urquhart is a poet and novelist. Her best-selling and prize winning books include: The Stone Carvers, The Whirlpool, which won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, Away won the Trillium Award and was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and The Underpainter won Canada’s The Governor General's Award

Carlo Gébler’s most recent publications are The Projectionist, The Story of Ernest Gébler, The Wing Orderly’s Tales, a collection of stories told by a prison orderly, and The Innocent of Falkland Road, a novel set in London in the 1960s.  He teaches at Trinity and the American College, Dublin, and is a member of Aosdana.

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Between Friday December 1st 2017 and Friday 5th January 2018 inclusive, book these 5 events for just €55:

To avail of this offer, tickets must be booked in person with glór, or by phone on 065 6843103. Not available online.

Saturday 3 March, 3.30pm, €12/€10 conc.

John Connolly in Conversation with Rick O’Shea with special screenings

presented by Ennis Book Club Festival in Association with the Rick O’Shea Book Club

Join us for a special event in which bestselling novelist John Connolly will discuss his new novel he with Rick O’Shea.

he is an extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake; and whose life was ultimately defined by one bond of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it:  his partnership with Oliver Hardy, the man he knew as Babe.

With he, John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel & Hardy.

John Connolly was born in Dublin in 1968.  He is the author of almost 30 books, including the Charlie Parker mystery series, The Book of Lost Things, and he.  He divides his time between Dublin and Maine, and is mostly kind to animals, old people and small children.

Rick O’Shea is a well-known broadcaster. He also run the largest on-line book-club in Ireland with over 10,000 members, and counting.

This special event will include screenings of two Laurel and Hardy films.

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Between Friday December 1st 2017 and Friday 5th January 2018 inclusive, book these 5 events for just €55:

To avail of this offer, tickets must be booked in person with glór, or by phone on 065 6843103. Not available online.

Saturday 3 March, 8pm, €15/€12 conc

A tribute to Sebastian Barry with Sean Rocks and special guests

as part of Ennis Book Club Festival 2018

Saturday night at Ennis Book Club Festival means the welcome and popular return of Sean Rocks. In a very special event, we pay tribute to surely one of Ireland’s greatest living writers in Sebastian Barry. A panel of special guests will discuss the work of the celebrated poet, playwright and novelist in the first half, and after a short interval, Sean will be joined on stage by Sebastian for an intimate and unmissable interview.

Sebastian Barry is the only novelist to have won the coveted Costa best novel award twice. Days Without End is described by the Financial Times as “not only a story of survival [but] a love story, too, written in a gorgeous style that blends Barry’s characteristic eloquence with the straight-talk of early America … firmly in the tradition of Irish diaspora writing”. For Eoin McNamee in The Irish Times, “Barry is the most humane of writers.” He has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novels A Long Long Way (2005) and The Secret Scripture (2008) which has since been made into a movie by Jim Sheridan.

Early booking advisable.
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Between Friday December 1st 2017 and Friday 5th January 2018 inclusive, book these 5 events for just €55:

To avail of this offer, tickets must be booked in person with glór, or by phone on 065 6843103. Not available online.