Abbeyfield Hotel, Ballaghaderreen
10.00 - 10.15 - Coffee
10.15 - 11.15 - 2nd Annual Douglas Hyde Lecture - Professor Michael Cronin
The Politics of Belonging: Language, Place and Society in Post-Boom Ireland'
Professor Michael Cronin of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at DCU delivers this year's annual Douglas Hyde Lecture in which he examines the conditions for the emergence of a new kind of society in post-boom Ireland which will link a politics of local place to a renewed engagement with the benefits of language diversity.
11.15 - 12.15 - Readings - Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Medbh McGuckian
Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, member of Aosdána, is one of Ireland's foremost poets, she has the distinction of being one of the few Irish women poets who writes exclusively in Irish. Highly regarded academic and poet Medbh McGuckian teaches creative writing at Queen’s University. She has recently been the recipient of an honorary Doctorate from Aberdeen.
12.15 - 12.30 - Coffee
12.30 - 13.30 - Panel Discussion - Lost in translation
What value is lost or gained in translation. Chair Broadcaster and Journalist Cathal Mac Coille. Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Medbh McGuckian, Gabriel Rosenstock and Tomás Mac Síomóin. Distinguished panel of poets discuss the merits and challenges associated with the translation of literature.
13.30 - 14.30 - Lunch
14.30 - 15.30 - Panel Discussion - What role can the media have in the promotion and development of Irish Language Literature and Culture?
Chair: Cathal Mac Coille. Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, Deputy Chief Executive, TG4. Mairéad Ní Nuadháin,Commisioning Editor RTÉ and Pól Ó Muirí, Irish Times Irish Language Editor.
15.45 - 16.45 - Readings- Gabriel Rosenstock and Tomás Mac Síomóin
Gabriel Rosenstock poet and haikuist is a member of Aosdána, he is author/translator of over 100 books. He has worked in journalism, broadcasting and publishing and now writes fulltime in Irish and English. He reads with Tomás Mac Siomóin, novelist and poet. Tomás was awarded the main Oireachtas prize in 2006.
17.00 - 18.30 - Dinner
18.30 - 19.30 - Drama - A&E- a one hour drama mixing drama, music and dance
Ríonach Ní Néill agus Morgan Cooke's performance swings from Milton Friedman to dirty dancin’, white lies and meaningful sighs, sleep deprivation and fornication.
19.45 - 21.15 - Conference Concert - Kila in Concert
Now celebrating their 21st year of enthralling audiences with their eclectic brand of trad music. Attending a Kìla concert has been described by the BBC as one of the most brutally euphoric live experiences a music fan can enjoy.
21.30 - late - Traditional Music Session @ Spells Bar