A celebration of the work of the playwright Thomas Kilroy, who has been recently made an honorary fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, will take place in Trinity over two days on April 29 and 30.
The celebration will consist of a lecture, panel discussions and a performance of Kilroy's play Blake. Thomas Kilroy will be present at all events.
Enthusiasts in vintage-tractor run
Vintage-tractor enthusiasts from Cork and Wexford are co-operating in a joint venture to drive their ancient machines to Wales for the 25-mile run through roads and forests in the UK National Vintage Tractor Road Run on Easter Sunday.
Tony Doyle, from Glanmire, Co Cork, and Paddy Fortune, from Galbally, Co Wexford, are the organisers. The national run is hosted this year by Southwest Wales National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club, which will present the proceeds to Whithybush Hospital, well known to Irish people travelling to and from the UK. The run has been held annually for more than 25 years.
Students prove cream rises to top
FOUR students from Mount Temple in Dublin emerged as the cream of the crop at the Aviva this week when they won the overall prize in the National Dairy Council's 'Milk It!' Awards.
Lorna Keating, Tim Carley, Nora Dunne and Tom Lee, who are fifth-year students at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Clontarf, Dublin, won the senior category and then took the overall prize for their 'Fall in Love With Milk Again' campaign.
The competition required students to design an advertising campaign aimed at their teenage peers, encouraging them to meet "their recommended level of five portions of dairy a day".
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Zoe Kavanagh, the new chief executive officer of the National Dairy Council, said she was very impressed with the level of initiative,creativity and imagination that was evident in the work displayed by the finalists.
RTE to broadcast special on festival
RTE One television will be broadcasting a 30-minute TV special on the Sligo Live festival 2010 at 7.30pm on Easter Monday.
The TV special will feature performances by Eddie Reader, Dervish, The Duke & The King, Crooked Still, Jerry Fish and The Mudbug Club, Heathers, Alan Kelly Band, Fiach, Kevin Burke and more. This year's Sligo Live festival takes place over the October Bank Holiday weekend of October 27--31.