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Maura McHugh at Kells Hay Festival


Maura McHugh came to Kells on Saturday to talk about writing for the visual media. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. When you think about it, it’s a topic as broad as it is tall. In fact, … Continue reading

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24-and-a-Half Hours in Kells at the Hay Festival


Every year it’s the same: the Hay Festival programme for Kells is released and I spend hours, hours, I tell you! agonising over what events I absolutely have to attend. Then, I remake the list because another event catches my … Continue reading

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And We’re Off!


Yes, friends, the Hay Festival has returned to Kells. Hurrah! I envision the festival as a well-behaved puppy being led from one town to another — Hay reigns in five continents — but keeping his most enthusiastic tail-wagging for Ireland. … Continue reading

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Disneyland with Books


Last year I volunteered at the Hay Festival in Kells and was lucky enough to be assigned to St Columba’s Church for the weekend.  How do I describe the church to you? Think old country churchyard. Now age it a … Continue reading

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Surprise!


It’s been a week of wonderful surprises and things to celebrate. Firstly, I am feeling heaps better and the missing mojo has been properly found and reinstalled. Then my best friend Jane came to visit from Yorkshire and we had … Continue reading

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Hay Now, Don’t Dream it’s Over…


There’s nothing wrong with pumpkin. I quite like pumpkin pie. But after you’ve been a coach ferrying Cinderella around well, it’s a bit of a let down. To be, you know, just a pumpkin again. Sigh. As with last year, … Continue reading

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The Little Church that Could


  Nestled amid the trees and fields of County Meath sits St Columba’s Church. It must have been thrilled this weekend to be one of the venues for the Hay Festival in Kells. I doubt it’s seen so much traffic … Continue reading

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