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We wish all our Visitors a safe journey home and hepe they enjoyed the week as much as we did. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Hopkins 2016 which will be bigger and better than ever!

Watch this space for news of our additions to the Hopkins Arachive. If you've given a Lecture, we would appreciate having it for inclusion. (Please send Lecture in Word Format for ease of conversion).

Explore the Gerard Manley Hopkins Archive

All welcome.

Take a look at our exciting programme. If you intend joining us in July, it is still not too late to

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The Gerard Manley Hopkins

28th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL July 24th - 30th 2015

Newbridge College

Gerard Manley Hopkins
his interests
Poetry Painting Music The Arts Philosophy Conservation
and his mentor
John Henry Newman

Dedicated to the memory of artist, Wilhelm Föckersperger R.I.P.

Hans Pålsson Concert details and tickets available here

Friday 24th to Thursday 30th July 2015; 19.30 hours.

US_AMBUS Ambassador Kevin F. O'Malley

will officially open the 28th Hopkins Literary Festival
Friday July 24th at Newbridge College 19:30 hours
Refreshments. Read Ambassador O'Malley's kind remarks at the Opening of Hopkins Festival 2015

Music: Music by Conor Mahony, Guitar

All welcome to this free event!
Conference Office 9am to 6pm viv 085 2732568 or email Hopkins Festival Administration

 Our Youth Programme. We think it is unique and wonderful!

The Hopkins Youth Programme, now in its 15th year, will take place at the Hopkins International Literary Festival during the last week of July. A small number of places are still available on the Programme. Youth Programme 2015
dappled things
Glory be to God for dappled things .... GM Hopkins

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Here is what Fabiance Alborghetti, a Swiss Poet, wrote about the Hopkins Festival:

'Your reputation is excellent and you are considered one of the very best peotry festivals in Europe.'
F Alborghetti, Poet 2015

Hopkins Mass Sunday 26 July 10.30 hours Newbridge College Chapel

Celebrant: Gregory Carroll O.P. Provincial
Choir conductor: Thomas McCarthy O.P.
Organist: Peter Moloney

Hopkins Festival Banquet 2015

Dining Room St Patrick's Maynooth Sunday July 26th 2015 at 18 hours

(Full 2015 Maynooth Programme including Bus Tours, Poetry and Music now available )

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dominick Chilcott  British Ambassador to Ireland
List of Awards here
Read Ambassador Chilcott's address here


Hopkins 2015 Lectures already in our Hopkins Archive (If we are still awaiting copy of your 2015 Lectures, please send immediately.

James Mackey (Irl); Michele Draper (France); Gregory Baker, (US); Ed Cohen, (US) Thomas McCarthy O.P. (Irl); Youngmin Kim ( S. Korea); Donald Platt (US); Robert Smart (US); Michael Woods (UK); Douglas Grandgeorge (US); Andrew Delohery (US); Bruno Gaurier (France); Yasuhiro Yamada (Japan); Miho Takahashi (Japan); John Wallen (US); John Sullivan (Irl); Jane Chilcott (UK); Will Adamson (Germany).
Lecture titles, details, will follow soon
Find out more here

Visual Arts

Fockersperger Retrospective introduced by Johannes
Fockersperger (Germany);

James Mc Kenna; Charles Cullen; Eleanor Dunne;

Other Festival Highlights

Sakiko Takagi: Origami Workshop
Mary O'Connor: Ancient Irish Craft Revived. Mary will accompany her exposition with a rich display of
old style Irish tapestries.


Jan E. Rekdal (Norway); Kevin McEneaney (US); Ron Smith (US); Patricia Cleary Miller(US); Donald
Platt (US); Dana Roeser (US); Desmond Egan (Irl); Neil Donnelly (Irl) . Watch here for more details.

Multilingual Translation Workshop

The Hopkins poem In the Valley of the Elwy is the poem selected for the 2015 Workshop. You can
get this poem here so why not attempt to translate it or some of it in preparation for our innovative workshop. Perhaps the best way to dive into the soul of this fine poem!
In the Valley of the Elwy
Innovative Multilingual Translation Workshop

Tree Planting in memory of absent friends.
Read Kevin T. McEneaney's poem The Memory Tree

Explore downloads of past Hopkins International Literary Festival Programmes here
Here, you will find festival programmes for 2008, 20009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 20014

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