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Roddy Doyle, Ha-Ha-Ha — The Kells Hay Festival Part 3


If you were to see Roddy Doyle in the street and have no clue who he was, you’d probably think he was a character in Star Trek: The Next Generation. A genial engineer, perhaps. Good at quantum mechanics and quick with a … 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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