and his mentor
dedicated to the memory of Artist, Wilhelm Föchersperger R.I.P.
Distinguished guests include:
Senator Bob Krist, (Lincoln, USA); Dr. Mark Thompson (Vice President Quinnipiac University, USA); The Mayor of Kildare, MCC; Conor Bowman (President The Gerard Manley Hopkins Society)
MC: Elaine Murphy
Music :Conor Mahony, Guitar
Wilhelm Föckersperger; Brian Bourke; Charles Cullen; Ann Quinn.
Opening: Desmond Egan
Artists: Eleanor Swan; James McKenna; Daniel Lipstein; Margaret Becker.
Opening: Adrian McGoldrick; MC Eleanor Swan
21:30 Hours Nightcap: O'Rourke's Pub (Main Street, opposite Xtravision)
Alan Riach (Scotland); Robert Smart (US); Sakiko Takagi (Japan); Jenny Adamson (Irl); Mary Parsons (Irl); Wil Adamson (Germany); Elaine Murphy (Irl); Mark Thompson (US); Jan Erik Rekdal (Norway); Andrew Delehery (US); Conor Bowman (Irl); Fathers Brian and Austin Doran - Fr Brian will read while Fr. Austin gives an interpretation for the Deaf; (California, USA); Portia Weston (US).
Music: Conor Mahony; MC Morgan McCabe.
9.30 hours Registration continues
Parallel Youth Programme begins. Check out the Youth Programme here . Director: Derek Egan.
9.45 hours Ceramic Workshop with ceramacist, Eleanor Swann; director: Derek Egan
11.30 hours CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: Desmond Egan. Participants should bring 25 copies of one poem, for critique.
MC: Will Adamson (Uni. of Ulm, Germany)
12.45 hours Lunch: Judge Roy Beans (top of Main Street)
15.00 hours ORIGAMI WORKSHOP conducted by Sakiko Takagi (Tokyo).
Visitors welcome: tickets at the door.
MC: Mary Parsons
16.30 hours GEORGE STREET EVENT (opposite Town Hall)
Conor Mahony, Guitar
Who was Hopkins? Elaine Murphy
Two poems from: Alan Riach (Glasgow); Donald Gardner (Netherlands); Neil Donnelly; Shizue Ogawa (Japan); Philip Brady; Bruno Gaurier (France) and Desmond Egan Music: Conor Mahony
Moderator: Conor Bowman MC: Alan O’Neill
All welcome to this free Event!
18.00 hours Dinner: Harrigans (Main St.) or An Chistin
20.00 hours CLASSICAL CONCERT. World-famous Swedish pianist, Hans Palsson.
Beethoven; Haydn; Schubert; Mozart.See full Palsson Programme here
Piano sponsored by Swedish-Irish Society: introduction by Mairéad Divilly.
After Concert: Presentation of The McKenna Arts Award for 2015.
MC: Morgan McCabe Admission: €35 (tickets available here or, at door. You can also contact Hopkins Festival Administration)
22.30 hours Nightcap in Johnson’s on the Liffey
Presentation of The Newbridge Silver Award to Youngmin Kim (Dongguk University, South Korea)
Lecture: Spiritual Ecstasy in Hopkins's Poetry (Youngmin Kim)
Lecture: Only Connect - a Natural Anxiety (Jane Chilcott (UK)
Moderator: Robert Smart (Quinnipiac University, US).
MC: Elaine Murphy.
3.00 ORIGAMI WORKSHOP
conducted by Sakiko Takagi (Tokyo) Visitors welcome: tickets at the door.
MC: Mary Parsons €
Hopkins and Herbert: John Wallen (Oman)
Hopkins and Dante: Portia Weston (Point Park Uni, Pittsburgh)
Moderator: Alan Riach (Uni of Ulm. Germany) MC: Mary Rea
18.00 Dinner: Harrigans (Main St.
World-famous Swedish pianist, Hans Palsson Beethoven; Haydn; Schubert; Mozart
Pålsson Programme and Tickets (35 euros) here
Piano sponsored by Swedish-Irish Society; President: Paul Keane, Swedish Honorary Consul. Tickets €25 euros
After Concert: Presentation of The McKenna Arts Award for 2015 to Hans Palsson.
MC: Morgan McCabe
22.30 hours: Nightcap in Johnson’s on the Liffey
10.30 MASS in Newbridge College Chapel.
Celebrant: Fr. Gregory O’Carroll O.P. Provincial, Dominican Order Organ: Peter Moloney;
Schubert's German Mass; Music by Lotti, Bach and Palestrina
The Gormanstown/Killcullen Choir
Lessons: Derek Egan; Elaine Murphy; Prayers of the Faithful: Eleanor Swan; Alan O’Neill; Mary Parsons; Morgan McCabe; Jenny Adamson.
After Communion: As Kingfishers Catch Fire read by Desmond Egan
MC: Elaine Murphy
11.45 Cars go to Newbridge Silver Showrooms. Short Tour of The Style Museum
A Hopkins poem: Elaine Murphy; two poems: Patricia Cleary Miller (Kansas)
MC: Mary Parsons
Lunch in The Silver Restaurant (optional: pay at checkout).
Two poems: Shizue Ogawa (Japan);
14: 00 hours Bus for Maynooth (names in advance to Mary Parsons) leaving from Newbridge Silver
Car Park and from St Conleth's Parish Church. MC on trip: Mary Rea.
15.00 hours Maynooth College. Welcome by Teresa Redmond (NUIM). Guided Tour of the Science Museum led by Dr. Niall McKeith, NUIM.
16.00 hours Visit to College Chapel, with short recital on Organ by Peter Moloney.
Music: Bach and Boëllmann
17: 00 hours: Renehan Hall: power point presentation by Jeanne Morell Walsh (relation of Pugin)
MC: Jenny Adamson
17.30 hours Sherry Reception (Renehan Hall)
sponsored by President Philip Nolan (NUI Maynooth).
Guitar: Conor Mahony
Two Hopkins poems: Dominick and Jane Chilcott (UK); two poems: Jenny Adamson and Philip Brady (Irl); Kevin McEneaney (US) MC: Teresa Redmond (NUI Maynooth).
Entry by ticket only (€35); booking in advance or from Jenny Adamson. Distinguished Guests include: Stuart Dwyer, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of USA; Jim Walsh, Vice-President, NUI Maynooth; Conor Bowman, President, The Hopkins Society.
Masked Mystery: Con Cummins MC: Derek Egan
21 .00 hours Bus leaves from Maynooth College Front Gate
22.00 hours NIGHTCAP: Cummins’s pub Main Street Newbridge
9.15 REGISTRATION for Visitors will continue each day. Parallel Youth Programme: Director: Derek Egan. Art Exhibitions open to public. (10% Deposit on sales)
Hopkins and the Bible Birthday Book: Ed Cohen (Rollins College, Florida, US)
The Eyes of Hopkins and Emerson: Andrew Delohery (Quinnipiac University US)
Moderator: Mark Thompson (Quinnipiac University, US) MC: Derek Egan
11.00 hours Coffee
11.50 hours An Ancient Irish Craft: Introduction and Display by Máire Ó Conchubhair B.L.
12.15 hours PLENARY LECTURE
Jesus - A Prophet Betrayed: James Mackey (TCD and University of Edinburgh)
Moderator: Robert Smart (Quinnipiac Uni. US)
MC: Elaine Murphy
13.00 hours Lunch: Bistro (Limerick Street, opposite Pennys)
14.30 hours LECTURES
Joyce’s Epiphanies - a Legacy for Hopkins: Robert Smart (Quinnipiac Uni. Hamden)
15.45: hours Famine Perspectives Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University US)
Moderator: Desmond Egan; MC. Elaine Murphy
16. 00 hours: Coffee
16.45 hours LECTURES
To Sing Praise: Hopkins and Scottish Poets: Alan Riach (University of Glasgow)
Hopkins and the Classics: Gregory Baker (Catholic University, Washington DC)
What was Hopkins’s Favourite Poem? Lance Pierson (Hopkins Society UK)
Moderator: Portia Weston (Point Park Uni, Pittsburgh) MC: Mary Parsons
18.00 hours Dinner: Harrigans (Main St.)
20.30 hours FESTIVAL CLUB: O’Rourkes (Main Street)
READINGS, LECTURE and two Poetry DVDs
Wilhelm Föckersperger Life and Art: Johannes Fockersperger, Landshut, Germany.
Four poems: Kevin McEneaney(USA); Alan Riach (Scotland); Prose by Conor Bowman
A Reading by Geoffrey Hill of The Wreck of the Deutschland (power point).
introduced by Gregory Baker (Catholic Uni. of US, Washington)
DVD Film: Basil Bunting (1900 - 1985) introduced by Desmond Egan
MC: Morgan McCabe
10.00 hours LECTURES
Hopkins and Dante: Portia Weston (Point Park University, Pittsburgh, US)
Bridges’ Prefatory Sonnet: William Adamson (Uni. of Ulm, Germany)
Moderator: Dana Roeser (Purdue Uni, West Lafyette, Indiana, US.)
MC: Michael Jacob
Instress: How Hopkins Crossed the Atlantic and Appeared Unto Berryman: Donald Platt (Purdue University)
Hopkins and the Homily: Brendan Staunton SJ (Irl)
Moderator: Diarmuid Johnson (Wales) MC: Elaine Murphy
13.00 hours Lunch:Riverbank Cafe
14.30 hours WINE RECEPTION courtesy, The Czech Embassy and H.E. Ambassador Hana Mottlova
15.00 hours PRESENTATION, MUSIC, LECTURE
The O’Connor Award and Baroda Cup, 2015: Philip Brady
Presentation by Yamada Yasuhiro, The Hopkins Society, Kyoto with
Conor Bowman, President, The Gerard Manley Hopkins Society
Two poems by Philip Brady and a short recital on Flute by Diarmuid Johnson (Wales)
The Kansai Hopkins Group: Yamada Yashuhiro Moderator: Desmond Egan
MC: Michael Jacob
16.15 hours LECTURES
Hopkins’s Wales: Alan O’Neill (power point)
‘The stooks arise’: Harvest in Welsh Poetry: Diarmuid Johnson (Wales)
Moderator: Donald Platt (Purdue University, US).
MC: Mary Parsons
17.30 hours NB earlier time DINNER: Harrigans (Main Street opposite Riverbank)
19.30 hours THE G.M.HOPKINS 27th FESTIVAL of INTERNATIONAL POETRY
RIVERBANK ARTS CENTRE, Main Street Newbridge.
Favourite Hopkins poem: Yamada Yasuhiro ( Japan);
Two poems by: Hopkins (read by Elaine Murphy); Patrick Kavanagh poem read by Jenny Adamson; a Rimbaud poem in French and English read by Christine Gaurier; a Paul Celan poem (original and translation) read by William Adamson
2 poems each by international writers: Alan Riach (Scotland); Sinéad Morrissey (UK);Donald Platt (US).
Jan Erik Rekdal (Norway); Patricia Cleary Miller (US); Diarmuid Johnson (Wales); Neil Donelly (Irl);Shizue Ogawa (Japan);
Michael Woods (UK); Philip Brady (Ir); Donald Gardner (Netherlands); Gregory Baker (US); Conor Bowman (Irl); Desmond Egan (Ir);
Music: Diarmuid Johnson (Wales); MC: Elaine Murphy
22.00 hours Festival Club (Con Cummins Bar)
3 poems: Dana Roeser (US); Brian Arkins (Ir); Kevin McEneaney (US)
A little night music from Niamh Leahy; with Diarmuid Johnson
MC: Mary Parsons
10.00 Multilingual TRANSLATION WORKSHOP more about innovative multilingual translation workshop here
Workshop will focus on In the Valley of the Elwydownload text of In the Valley of Elwy here
Director: Diarmuid Johnson (Wales) with visiting translators and students
MC: Mary Rea
11.15 hours Coffee
11.45 hours TRANSLATION WORKSHOP continues
13.30 hours LECTURES
The Coleridge Strain in Hopkins: Michele Draper (University of Paris); Hopkins and the Visual Arts:
Michael Woods (Malvern College, UK)
Moderator: Fr. Joseph Sweeney (UK); MC: Michael Jacob
THE HOPKINS SOCIETY AWARD, 2015: Fr. Joseph Sweeney (UK)
Hopkins and Longfellow: Antithetical Wrecks: Kevin McEneaney (New York)XXXX
Hopkins and Duns Scotus: Joseph Sweeney (U.K.)
Moderator: Brian Arkins (NUI Galway); MC: Alan O’Neill
17.00 hours MEMORY TREE in College Grounds with Fr. Joseph Dineen OP, Prior
Special remembrance: Wilhelm Fockersperger (Germany) also: Howard O’Connor (US); Michael Massey (Ir)
A poem by Kevin McEneaney, Michael Woods and Alan Riach
MC: Desmond Egan
Group Photograph: Jim Kelly (KCWU, Washburn University)
18.00 hours DINNER: All Seasons Bistro (Limerick Street); or Hotel Keadeen
20.00 hours TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC CONCERT Zoë Conway, with John McIntyre,
special guest: Justin Duane (tenor) accompanied by Conor Mahony; Niamh Leahy (fiddle)
Bean a’ Tí: Fiona McLoughlin-Healy MCC. Admission: €15
22.30 hours Festival Club: Cummins’s Bar
Three poems: Jan Erik Rekdal (Norway); Neil Donnelly; Donald Gardner.
Poems in Irish: Derek Egan; Máire Nic Chonchubhair; Conor Mahony
MCs: Derek Egan and Conor Mahony
10.00 LECTURES for 150th Centenary of Yeats’s Birth
Hopkins and Yeats: Brian Arkins (NUI Galway);
Some Poems of W.B. Yeats - a guided tour for students: Desmond Egan;
Moderator: Will Adamson (University of Ulm, Germany); MC: Derek Egan.
11.00 hours COFFEE
11.45 hours LECTURES and LAUNCH
Hopkins and Dublin: Seán Bagnall; Hopkins’s Sermons: Bruno Gaurier (Paris)
Launch of new translation of Sermons/ Predications by Bruno Gaurier: Viv Abbott
Moderator: Lance Pierson MC: Mary Rea
13.00 hours Lunch:Newbridge Silver Restaurant
14.15 hours SYMPOSIUM
A resumé of Lectures; followed by a discussion led by Lance Pierson; Michael Woods; Brian Arkins; Alan Riach
Moderator: Desmond Egan; MC: Michael Jacob.
15.30 hours YOUTH PROGRAMME CONCLUSION
(parents welcome to attend)
Presentation of Bowman Award and of Student Certificates
Moderator: Derek Egan MC: Mary Rea
16.45 hours A WALK ALONG THE LIFFEY. Guided Tour by Michael Jacob; starting point: the Bridge Park. Names in advance to Mary Parsons. MC: Mary Parsons
19.00 hours Dinner: Harrigans or Hotel Keadeen
20.30 hours Transport from Riverbank Arts Centre to Hotel Keadeen
21.00 hours RECEPTION and FESTIVAL CLUB: Hotel Keadeen; Bruno Gaurier (France): a Hopkins poem and translation; Riposte Poetry: 3 poems by Michael O’Flanagan (editor, Riposte); Christine Broe; Liam O’Meara; and guests. MC: Conor Mahony
FINALE: Everyone sings or recites!
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9.00 ART EXHIBITIONS: Closing at 11am. Artists, please collect works; Purchasers may collect, on payment at Office.
12.30 LUNCH: Bistro (Limerick Street, opposite Pennys)
10.00 Mass: Gardiner Street Church, Feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola. All are welcome.
Celebrant: Fr. Donal Neary S.J.
Afterwards: Hopkins and The Spiritual Exercises: an Introduction by John Sullivan.
Shizue Ogawa will read a poem in English and Japanese; Elaine Murphy will read The RB;
Desmond Egan will read Hopkins in Ireland. MC: Elaine Murphy
List of SPONSORS will be fully acknowledged at the Festival and in a separate List.
Sincere thanks to our Sponsors, without whom we could not continue.
Artistic Director Desmond Egan; President Conor Bowman; Administrator Vivienne Abbott ; Treasurer Conor Mahony; Youth Programme Derek Egan ; Events Coordinator Elaine Murphy; Music Conor Mahony
Website Viv Abbott ; NUI Maynooth Jenny Adamson, Teresa Redmond; Visual Arts: Eleanor Swan, other events: Morgan McCabe, Michael Jacob, Mary Rea, Mary Parsons, Alan O’Neill
Consultants: Will Adamson; John Hunter; Sakiko Takagi; Michael Allsopp; Miho Takahashi; Bruno Gaurier; Michael Woods; Robert Smart; Shane McGrath
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