check some small changes have been made to this programme May 17th if revisiting this page.
Celebrating Gerard Manley Hopkins and his his interests: Poetry, Painting, Music, The Arts, Philosophy, Conservation and his mentor John Henry Newman
Dedicated to the memory of Willie Crowley M.C.C.
Visitors are welcome to any event. Tickets available here.
Don’t miss the Hopkins International Literary Festival 2016 , an exciting and inspiring week-long
celebration of the writing, interests and philosophy of Gerard Manley Hopkins and of his time in Ireland.
Hopkins wrote many of his best poems here. The Hopkins Festival week celebrates not just Hopkins
poetry but also his interest in all the arts.
The Hopkins Festival, founded in 1987, attracts poets, musicians, artists, writers and enthusiastic
Hopkins followers from Ireland and worldwide. Come and enjoy poetry, traditional Irish music and
classical music, visual arts, philosophy and conservation and friendship. Something for everyone.
All are welcome!
The Hopkins Festival has been described as 'the best Literary Festival in Ireland'
(Oxford Companion to Irish Literature)
Register to-day (using secure Paypal facility) for the full Hopkins International Literary Festival Advance Programme ( €350)
Saturday July 23 at 20.00 hours in the Theatre Newbridge College
Hans Pålsson Tickets €25 Details, programme and Tickets available here Don't delay. Don't risk disappointment!
Sunday July 24th
Newbridge College Theatre
with Tom Poole Group backed by Conor Mahony and Peter Byrne
Traditional Irish Music Concert Tickets €15 available here
Gerard Manley Hopkins photographed by George Giberne, printed by Hills and Saunders. Photograph: National Portrait Gallery
All aspects of Hopkins's poetry and life in Ireland are examined during the Festival Week. Among speaders are:
Youngmin Kim (University of Dongguk, South Korea); Daniel Westover (Associate Professor and Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies East Tennessee State University USA); Brendan Sweetman (Rockhurst University Kansas US); Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University, USA); Eamon Kiernan (University of Magdeburg, German): Gerard Manley Hopkins - Convervsion; Michael McGinley : Hopkins and his Dublin Friends ; Goutham Buddha (Sural Bankuru University, West Bengal India); Desmond Egan : Hopkins and James Joyce in Dublin; Matthew Travisa (Malvern College Oakland S.A. California ); Sean Bagnal: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Cardinal Newman - the Dublin Connection ; Michael Woods UK ; Chris Wheatley (Catholic University Washington DC); Jan Erik Rekdal (Oslo University Sweden); Robert Smart (Quinnipiac University USA ); Lance Pierson (Hopkins Society U.K.); Andrew Delohery (Quinnipiac Unversity USA ); Miho Takahashi Kansai University Japan; Mario Murgia (Mexico.
Poem selected for July 2016 Workshop:
God's Grandeur. (Pic Bruno Gaurier)
Download God's Grandeur here and set to work with your translation!
More about this innovative Multiligual Translaion Workshop
The World's Charged ed. Daniel Kirk Westover and William Wright
Famine, Egan; translated by Bruno Gaurier;
Book Launch: Alan Dukes
Washing my Hair with Nettles: poems by Emilia Ivanca;
Book Launch by Christopher Wheatley
Still some places available. Contact Youth Festival Director for more info
- 16 - 18 yr old students (book early)
Achievement Award: Prof. Philip Nolan President NUIMaynooth
Newbridge Silver Award Christine Kinealy USA
Mc Kenna Award: Darmuid Johnson Wales Irish Musician
Hopkins Society Award: Seán Dunne Pres. Newbridge Chamber
O'Connor/ Baroda Cup: Neil Donnelly Playwright
H.E. Dominick Chilcott Ambassador of U.K. and Mrs. Jane Chilcott
Presentation to Prof. Youngmin Kim (University of Dongguk, South Korea) in 2015. ( Pic James Kelly)
A feature of the Hopkins Festival is the opportunity for visitors to read a favourite Hopkins poem.
Participating poets will include: Susanne Ayaoub (Austria); Diana Varela Punal (Spain ); Christopher Green (Loyola University Chicago ); Jan Erik Rekdal (Norway); Shizue Ogawa (Japan); Daniel Westover (USA); Desmond Egan (Ireland); Donald Gardner (Netherlands).
More about daily Poetry Readings during the Hopkins Festival
Full Hopkins Festival 2016 Programme available here!
(you might enjoy a fine talk in our Hopkins Archive on St Winifred's Well
delivered by Lance Pierson at the Hopkins Festival 2015 )
- A Day in Maynooth University with Gala Banquet More informtion
Visitors assemble each evening after dinner in a pre-selected venue for music, poetry and more!
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The Society STRICTLY reserves right of admission TO ANY EVENT. Lectures from the Festival may not be reprinted in any form without written permission of the Society
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Accommodation suggestions available here
Here is what Fabiance Alborghetti, a Swiss Poet, wrote about the Hopkins Festival in Newbridge:
'Your reputation is excellent and you are considered one of the very best poetry festivals in Europe.'
F Alborghetti, Poet 2015 Read more Visitor Comment here
Explore downloads of past Hopkins International Literary Festival Programmes here
Here, you will find festival programmes for 2008, 20009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 20014 , 2015
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