BACK O'Flaherty Summer SchoolFéile na bhFlaitheartach (Liam O’Flaherty Summer School) will be held on Inis Mór in the last weekend in August (30-31). See clár below:

Saturday August 30

10.30am    Ferry departs from Ros a’Mhíl/Rosaveel to Inis Mór.
11.15am    Ferry arrives in Cill Rónáin – Local transport to Kilmurvey House available outside Tourist Office. (Fare to be paid)
12.30pm – 2.00pm Kilmurvey House. (Tea and coffee available for purchase on arrival.)

Opening of the School by Seosamh Ó Cuaig, the chairperson of the Liam & Tom O’Flaherty Society. Seosamh Ó Cuaig is a writer, film maker, and broadcaster.

TheoTHE BRUTAL TRUTH, THE SLAUGHTER OF THE POOR: Theo Dorgan (pic, right), poet, writer, editor, translator, broadcaster and member of Aosdána reflects on the First World War, looking at themes in the writings of Liam O’Flaherty with particular reference to his novel The Return of the Brute.
Followed by a discussion.
2pm      Lunch available in nearby restaurants.
3pm      Local transport available to Tom O’Flaherty’s grave í gCill Éinne. (Fare to be paid.)
4pm     Commemoration at the grave of Tom O Flaherty.

•    Address by Seosamh Ó Cuaig,
•    Reading  from Tom O’Flaherty’s Aranmen All by Fionnghuala Ni    Chonceanainn    with Deirdre Ní Chonghaile on fiddle
•    Sean-Nós  lament sung by Treasa Ni Mhiolláin.

8pm      Aran on Stage
Reading of Liam O’Flaherty’s only play, Dorchhadas, by Aisteoirí Cois Fharraige, in  Scoil Fhearann an Choirce,  to be followed by a discussion.

Sunday 31 August
12 noon:  Lecture at Tí Joe Mac in Cill Rónáin
Páipéar deireanach Thomáis Uí Fhlaithearta – ‘An t-Éireannach’ 1934-37′:  Éamon Ó Ciosáin, NUI Maynooth, speaks on Tom O’Flaherty’s Irish language articles in the radical 1930s newspaper An t-Éireannach.
Discussion  entitled “Cuimhne ar Mhícheál Ó Maoláin— ceardchumannach as Árainn,” led by Seosamh Ó Cuaig will follow.
Following the leacture and discussion, lunch will be available in local restaurants.

The Summer School Fee is €10 or €3 for attendance at inidvidual events. Admission is free to all  paid up members of the  the Liam & Tom O’Flaherty Society. Amount of contribution to local transport costs to be announced.

There are return sailings to Ros a Mhíl at 5pm and at 6.30pm on Sunday evening.