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by Colin Carberry

in the Irish Writers' Centre
19 Parnell Square, Dublin

on Tues 15 April at 7.00 pm

Colin Carberry was born in Toronto and spent some of his childhood in Lanesboro, Co. Longford, before returning to Canada. He now lives in Mexico with his wife and daughter. Colin is the author of the poetry collections The Crossing (Bearing Press, 1998), The Green Table (Exile, 2003) and Ceasefire in Purgatory (Luna, 2007). He is also the translator of two collections by one of Mexico's greatest poets, Jaime Sabines, including Love Poems (Biblioasis, 2011). Colin's poems have been translated into many languages. He has read from his work on radio and television, and at book fairs, embassies, literary festivals, and universities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Serbia, Slovenia, and the United States. In 2010 he founded the Linares International Literary Festival in Mexico, of which he is Artistic Director. Colin’s latest book, a co-translation into Spanish of Jack Harte’s Arcana, was published in 2013.
À l’occasion du Colloque bisannuel de l’Association irlandaise d’études canadiennes, la Délégation générale du Québec à Londres accorde à un(e) universitaire membre de l’Association, domicilié(e) en Irlande, un prix d’un montant de 1000 € , à utiliser dans le cadre d’un voyage d’études. Les candidatures, comportant un curriculum vitæ et un projet de recherche, doivent parvenir à la Présidente de l’association, Elizabeth Tilley, [elizabeth.tilley@nuigalway.ie] avant le 14 avril 2014. Le prix est destiné à récompenser et à encourager la recherche dans le domaine des études québécoises au sens large, comprenant les disciplines linguistiques et littéraires, ainsi que les sciences sociales (sociologie, histoire, sciences économiques &c.). Les thèmes contemporains (accent sur les problématiques actuelles) sont encouragés. Les candidatures seront évaluées par un comité formé de membres du bureau exécutif de l’association. Le prix sera remis au lauréat/à la lauréate à l’Hôtel Meyrick de Galway, à l’occasion du XVIIe Colloque de l’Association irlandaise d’études canadiennes, du 9 au 11 mai 2014.

Dr Elizabeth Tilley
Department of English
National University of Ireland, Galway

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Conference Options

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Please note that conference sessions will begin on the morning of the 9th. The draft program will be ready soon, but delegates making arrangements for travel and accommodation should plan to be in Galway, ideally, on Thursday evening, the 8th of May.

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This is the link to the draft programme for the conference. If you would like to chair a session, please let me know as soon as possible.

The General Meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland
will take place during the conference on
Saturday 10 May 2014 12.00-13.15


ACSI 2014 Trip to Aran:

Cost per person €30.00

Payment of €30 for the Aran Excursion may be made at the conference registration desk on Friday 9th May. However, to enable arrangements to be made, you are asked to notify Dr. Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín in advance of your intention to participate.

The conference day trip will take place on Sunday 11 May to Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands.

The coach will leave Galway city at 9.00am and will travel along the Conamara coast to Ros a’ Mhíl (Rossaveal) to catch the 10.30 am sailing with Aran Island Ferries to Cill Rónáin (Kilronan) on Inis Mór. The crossing takes approximately 40 minutes. Transport around the island will be by minibus.

The visit to Inis Mór will begin with a visit to the Heritage Centre, which chronicles the island’s history over the centuries and has examples of the famous Hooker and Currach boats on display. Onwards then to the impressive semi-circular stone fort of Dún Aonghasa (Dún Aengus), which rests on the edge of a perpendicular cliff rising 100 metres out of the ocean. It is considered one of the most important pre-historic sites in Western Europe.

After breaking for lunch in Tí Nan Phaidí in Cill Mhuirbhigh (Kilmurvey) craft village at the foot of Dún Aonghasa, the tour will continue with visits to other historical sites on the island. The return sailing to Rossavel will leave Cill Rónáin at 5.00pm and the coach will arrive back in Galway at approximately 7.00pm.

Historical Sites on Inis Mór: These include Na Seacht dTeampaill (The Seven churches), an ancient monastic site which was founded by St Breacán and is the finest example of monastic settlement on Inis Mór; Teaghlach Éinne, a little church in Cill Einne (Killeany) graveyard, which contains the grave of St. Enda, the patron saint of Inis Mór, who died around 535 A.D; the Round Tower which dates back to the ninth century; Clochán na Carraige, a stone-roofed bee-hive hut; and Dún Dúchathair (the black Fort). The choice of locations to visit in the afternoon will depend on the time available and the weather conditions on the day of our visit.

We look forward to seeing you in Galway in May.
The Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland (ACSI) was established in May 1982. Its objectives are to support and encourage the study and understanding of Canada - its culture, history and institutions - and to foster and examine the connections and parallels between Canada and Ireland.

New members are welcome.

Please contact:
Dr. Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín (ACSI Treasurer),
Department of French,
National University of Ireland,

email: Mary.Mannion@nuigalway.ie
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