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Irish National Opera’s new film The Lighthouse

GAP ARTS FESTIVAL – PRESS RELEASE The Gap Arts Festival is delighted to announce that, fresh from its screening at Hook Head, Irish National Opera’s new film The Lighthouse will be shown at the Gap’s Outdoor Cinema at Ballythomas on Saturday night August 7th It is based on an actual event in December 1900 when a Scottish lighthouse went dark and the keepers vanished. Investigations suggested a...
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SHORT-SHORT SHOWCASE 2021

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ENTER HERE The Gap Arts Festival Short-Short Play Showcase is open to anyone over 16 years of age residing in Ireland. Entries, which must be original work, have a strict maximum of one thousand words – including stage directions. Any works exceeding this limit will not be considered.There is a maximum of two characters in each script, - any gender or age.The deadline for entries is noon July ...
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Life Under Lockdown

https://www.youtube.com/embed/CfJUE-rvWcs The Gap Arts Festival 2020 is delighted to invite you to join us in the online premiere of two short Covid-related films.  On Friday October 9th at 8pm, the Festival will present the Facebook Live Premiere of Ceol na gCrann, The Music of the Trees; and Life Under Lockdown.https://www.facebook.com/gapartsfestival Life Under Lockdo...
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Ceol na gCrann – The Music of the Trees

The Gap Arts Festival 2020 is delighted to invite you to join us in the online premiere of two short Covid-related films.  On Friday October 9th at 8pm, the Festival will present the Facebook Live Premiere of Ceol na gCrann, The Music of the Trees; and Life Under Lockdown.https://www.facebook.com/gapartsfestivalCeol na gCrann, The Music of the Trees, is a bi-lingual allego...
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GAP ARTS FESTIVAL 2020

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Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin, Vice-Chair of Gorey Kilmuckridge District, announced that the eleventh Gap Arts Festival will take place at Ballythomas on August 6-8th.Speaking at the newly erected sign and map for the Wexford Walking Trail opposite the Gap pub, he noted that the Gap’s new audio series starts out at the map and continues on the walk up Annagh Hill.Are You Ready, a four-part podcast reco...
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Garrett Keogh, Mary Fleming, Eamonn Nolan and the Gap Arts Festival Committee. Katherine Byrne, Anne-Marie Stafford and all the staff at Ballythomas National School. Ffion Scott Davies & Dolores Davies. Rory & Stephen Doonan. Maggie & Basim in Loggan. The Gap Pub, G.A.R.A. & Patrick Stack. Kilanerin Community Centre, Kilanerin Men’s Shed and Peter O’Connor. Fr. Denis Browne & ...
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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES

Carmel Kinsella lives in Toberpatrick. She came to the area when she married Laurence Kinsella in April 1967. Carmel enjoys baking and worked in Institutional Catering in public schools. This is her first time giving Creative Writing a go. Avae Sweeney lives in North Wexford. She was born in October 2007. As well as telling stories, Avae loves to go on adventures and to swim. Alex Swe...
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FOREWORD

When i go into the school at Ballythomas, for a meeting of the Board of Management, or when we’re setting up the stage for the Gap Arts Festival, or for one of the Festival’s workshops, I’m fascinated by the drawings and paintings, the model-making, and the stories and poems and projects that line the walls. We didn’t do painting or drawing when I was in school. I remember one day in Primary,...
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INTRODUCTION

The idea of an Intergenerational Creative Writing Project came to me as I was walking in the woods, at the foot of Annagh Hill. I had worked with children many times in Coolfancy and Tinahely, as well as when I was researching my plays The Thaw and Hunting the Strawberry Tree. Over the years, I had worked with groups of adults umpteen times: Traveller groups in Wicklow and Wexford, older peop...
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