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Focal literary festival

Published 13/05/2014 | 05:34

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A new festival is on the way to celebrate Wexford literary talent.

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Detaills of 'Focal' will be delivered with special guest, retired newsreader Anne Doyle, at a reception in the Presentation Centre on Enniscorthy's Nunnery Road at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 16.

The event will stretch over two days, June 28 and 29, with appearances by writers including Carmel Harrington, Paul O'Brien, Niamh Green, LynnMarie Hulsman, poet Drucilla Wall and playwright Billy Colfer as well as copy editor Mary McCauley.

One of the highlights is sure to be the 'Meet the Agent' session with US based Tracy Brennan of Trace Literary Agency.

DRIVERS FINED OVER PHONES

TWO DEFENDANTS were ordered to make donations to local charities at Wexford District Court for holding a mobile phone while driving.

Daniel Doyle, Seaview, Ballyvaloo, Blackwater was detected holding a phone while driving at Drinagh on September 19. He agreed with Judge John Lindsay's suggestion that he make a €150 donation to Ozanam House. The judge struck out the case. Aidan Kirwan, Annex, Bridgetown, Davidstown, was caught holding a phone while driving at Kilrane on September 9. He made a €150 donation to Wexford Women's Refuge. The case was struck out.

REBEL SONGS

Rebel songs will be sung at the Presentation centre in Enniscorthy on Friday May 23, when details of this year's Vinegar Hill re-enactment will be announced.

Music on the night will provided by Niall Wall and friends. Tickets for the event are €10 each, with all proceeds going to support the re-enactment 2014.

For more contact info@knightsandrebels.ie or phone (053)9237596. The music will start at 8 p.m.

TCD POSITION

Former Bunclody Vocational College staff member Melanie ní Dhuinn has been appointed an assistant professor at Trinity College in Dublin. The Bunclody native, now resident in Monamolin, has taken up the post in charge of teacher education TCD. The appointment follows a stint as project director at Hibernia College in Dublin where she spent more than three years.

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