Immrama Lismore 2012 Programme

Theme: In the footsteps of Marco Polo

Download: 2012 Lismore Immramma Festival Flyer .pdf file

Thursday June 7th

Venues: Lismore Town Tickets: Free
Story Trail for primary schools in the area 5th & 6th class only.

Venues: Lismore Castle Arts Tickets: Free

"Poor Green Erin" Book Launch by Eoin Bourke.
The book "Poor Green Erin", is conceived of more as a reader for the general public than as an academic treatise and sets out to present a surprisingly extensive body of - in most cases - remarkably empathetic and well-founded eye-witness accounts drawn from German and Austrian sources from between 1783 and 1865 and lets them "talk for themselves".

"What happens on tour...." Book Launch by Ciaran Murphy
The book, 'What Happens on Tour', starts from The Mall in Waterford city and ends up on the Quay three months later, with every single day in between journaled and accounted for. The writer meets many characters from Waterford who are currently living Down Under, and gets 'trapped' in Queenstown, dubbed the Adventure Capital of the World, for four weeks. The work includes a passage of Waterford's own history - as it relates to the Antipodes - with many more historical, geographical and factual details of Australia and New Zealand also outlined.

"The Blue Sky Bends Over All" Book Launch
A celebration of 10 years of the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing. The book is an anthology of essays by participants in the Immrama festival during the first decade 2003 - 2011.

Friday June 8th

Venues: Lismore Town Tickets: Free
Story Trail for primary schools in the area 5th & 6th class only.

Venue: Courthouse Theatre Tickets: €15.00
8pm Friday evening will see a panel discussion on:
'The Legacy and Influence of Patrick Leigh Fermor on Travel Writing'
The panel will consist of:

Saturday June 9th

Venue: Courthouse Theatre Tickets: Free
Saturday morning 11.00 am
Donal Brady with a presentation on "Olivia Wilde and the Cockburns of Ardmore"

Venue: Lismore House Hotel Tickets: €15.00
12.30pm Saturday Lunchtime presentation will be by Mary Russell.

Venue: Lismore Public Library Tickets: Free
Saturday 2.00 pm
Molly Keane Award

Venue: Blackwater Community School Hall Tickets: €25.00
Saturday Afternoon: 3.00 p.m.
Colin Thubron will share his experience from China to the Mediterranean.

Venue: Blackwater Community School Hall Tickets: €25.00
Saturday Evening: 8.00 pm
Tony Wheeler travel writer and co-founder of the Lonely Planet will narrate his travel experiences.

Saturday Special Tickets €40 Colin Thubron & Tony Wheeler

Sunday June 10th

Venue: Ballyrafter House Hotel Tickets: €25.00
Literary breakfast with Author and Egyptologist Anthony Sattin

Venue: St. Carthage Church
11.00 a.m
Gregorian Mass

Venue: Courthouse Theatre Tickets: €60.00
11.30 a.m - 5.00 p.m.
Join Paul Clements for a day-long writing workshop that will focus on how to write creatively about the outdoors. In the morning we visit a location near Lismore, make 'nibble' notes on the landscape, and discuss how to turn this into descriptive and engaging prose. We will concentrate on the importance of observing and listening carefully to the sights and sounds around us.

Sunday Afternoon In The Park
2.00 p.m - 5.00 p.m.
Full interactive programme of family fun and music. Participants:

Venue: Lismore House Hotel Tickets: €15.00
7.30 p.m.
Diana Gleadhill: Narrating her travels in Central and East Asia.

Fringe Events

Please note that these events although taking place during the festival weekend are not organised by Immrama and are not included in any ticket arrangements.

Ballyin Gardens, Ballyduff Road, Lismore
Weekdays 9am to 1pm, Weekends 10am to 5pm
Admission fee applies.

St. Carthage Cathedral Cotton Library
Open June 8th, 9th & 10th from 2pm to 4pm
Admission free

St. Carthage Hall, Chapel Street
In conjunction with Lismore Castle Arts
Film documentary "The Heir & Astaire"
The exhibition runs from May 13th to June 10th
Admission free

Lismore Heritage Centre
Audi visual video and history display "The Lismore Experience"
Daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm

Lismore Farmers Market Extravaganza
Castle Avenue, Lismore
Sunday June 10th

Waterford County Council
Eason Dungarvan
Arts Council
Failte Ireland
Foras na Gaeilge
Lismore Heritage
Lismore Mochuda
Waterford Leader Partnership
National Development Plan
European Union
Department of Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs
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