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Archive for September, 2009

A Rumour about

September 24, 2009 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: blogs, organisers, Reflections

I’ve heard a rumour that Writers’ Week has appointed a person to produce an official blog of the 2010 Festival, the 40th one …

Anyone heard any more?

Since 2009 Writers’ Week, we the bloggers have unfortunately had no contact with the Organising Committee of Writers’ Week.

This has saddened me. But it may be the sort of world we live in, sometimes…

In Kerry South over the weekend…

September 22, 2009 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: connections

For the first time in ages, I was back in County Kerry. It was the weekend of the gathering of the Diaspora in Dublin: people came back to Ireland to contribute conversations on how to recover the country… The Global Economic Forum… I wrote a comment to a journalist who was there. He replied…


a Corkman [I'm not really a "Corkman"] in Kerry for the weekend? That must have been tough! Thanks for leaving the comments. Can I assume that the reason you were off Internet is that you forgot to bring your devices with you rather than the lack of reliable broadband in the Kingdom? We’re striving to be a digital economy, so I assume it is not the latter.

Brendan [Hughes],

Indeed you’re right. I left all my internet devices behind, so I didn’t test broadband. When I live blogged Listowel Writers’ Week in May, broadband reception was OK, but that’s an urban centre. This weekend I was out on the cliff.

Who says “we’re striving to be a digital economy”? I don’t see any striving going on. Eircom is too busy being bought & sold. The government has only one thing on its mind: damage limitation…

In Alicante, in March, I met a man who had a business providing broadband connectivity to remote places in Norway – a country far more difficult to serve than this, I’d say… Perhaps we could link better with what they’re doing over there?

I thought it would be good to put some new content up here…

Cormac MacConnell @ Irish Central writes about Listowel Writers’ Week

September 14, 2009 By: ana Category: connections

Here’s the link…

Wishing George Rowley a speedy recovery

September 01, 2009 By: ana Category: Uncategorized

The news is that George Rowley isn’t well.

Get well George. We send you our best wishes.

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