Caimin Jones at Book Club Festival An 'ice' welcome Hugh Hogan dies Black is back Paco Pena, ole!
THE successful Ennis Book Club Festival continues today at 10am in the Glor Theatre, Ennis, Co Clare, where broadcaster Caimin Jones will chair a public symposium on 'Reading History'. The four principal speakers taking part are Tim Pat Coogan, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Diarmaid Ferriter and Senator Eoghan Harris.
An 'ice' welcome
THE Irish bobsleigh team who took part in the Winter Olympics in Canada will be officially welcomed home today at the GAA Centre, Portarlington, Co Laois at 3pm.
Hugh Hogan dies
A WELL-KNOWN figure in Irish advertising, Hugh Hogan, 83, the son of War of Independence veteran Sean Hogan, has died following a long illness. Mr Hogan began his career with the Irish Press group, where he worked for 20 years, and later worked with Creation Group.
He lived most of his life in Sutton, Dublin, and Bray, Co Wicklow. Mr Hogan is survived by a large family, including Irish Independent journalist Treacy Hogan. Mr Hogan will be buried tomorrow following his funeral Mass at 10am at St Fintan's Church in Sutton, Dublin.
Black is back
Mary Black, one of Ireland's best loved performers, has confirmed three show at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, on June 17, 18 and 19. The shows mark Mary's first performances at the theatre in almost five years. Mary will take to the stage for an intimate and fully seated show to perform all the hits from a career that spans over 25 years in the music business. Tickets are priced from €34 including booking fee and go on sale on March 11 from Ticketmaster and usual outlets.
Paco Pena, ole!
ACCLAIMED flamenco guitarist and composer, Paco Pena, returns to Ireland in June with a brand new show, Flamenco sin Fronteras. Pena, who began playing guitar at the age of six, and his flamenco company will perform at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on June 5 and 6.