Hinterland the arts and literature festival in Kells, which sees some of the biggest names in the Irish arts, literature and showbiz scene tell their own personal story and comment on a variety of events has just kicked off this morning.
Meath Live will publish a list of the top events to be seen each day and tonight’s highlight sees Duleek’s own Ken Murray take to the stage to interview the one and only Marty Morrissey.
This evening’s shows are as follows;
17.00 CHURCH OF IRELAND €8
PADRAIG ÓG Ó RUAIRC –
“Spies & Robbers Beware!” –
The IRA’s assassination of alleged spies
in the Civil War.
Almost 200 alleged civilian spies were killed by the IRA during
the War of Independence and these killings have been one of the
most controversial aspects of the conflict debated by historians
for decades. By contrast very little is known about the intelligence
struggle between the Republican and Free State Forces during
the Irish Civil War. Dr. Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc will examine the
approximately 20 alleged civilian spies executed by the Anti-Treaty
IRA to see what their deaths can tell us about that conflict.
19.00 CHURCH OF IRELAND
We are Delighted to now be back with you to
celebrate the launch of this year’s TypeTrail
in person, come join us as we once again turn the streets of Kells
into a canvas of Type. Kells TypeTrail brings together a wide range of
artforms highlighting our unique heritage of lettering as a form of
communication. Each year one word is translated into a variety of
languages reflecting the diversity of the community in Kells with the
aim of providing a means to bring individuals and groups together.
This year’s word is ‘Now’.
20.30 CHURCH OF IRELAND €12
MARTY MORRISSEY –
Up Close and personal
Marty Morrissey – GAA broadcaster
extraordinaire (and accomplished dancer) is one of the hardestworking people on TV and radio and has been to every corner of
Ireland (and a few interesting ones further afield) in his illustrious
career. Everywhere he goes, he makes friends and hears terrific
stories – and sometimes he becomes a character in them. Now he’s
sharing them with in a book, It’s Marty, full of his trademark warmth,
wit and energy. Marty will be in conversation with Ken Murray