Writing workshop on the theme of ‘Dinnseanchas: The Lore of Places’ in Coláiste na Rinne 12 March 2024 – Posted in: News

Workshop details

Cló Iar-Connacht is holding a writing workshop for Irish-language writers on the theme of ‘Dinnseanchas: The Lore of Places’ in collaboration with Cúirt: International Festival of Literature in Coláiste na Rinne, Rinn Ó gCuanach.

Workshop directors:

Áine Uí Fhoghlú andÓgie Ó Ceilleachair with Micheál Ó Conghaile

Photographs of Ógie Ó Céilleachair and Áine Uí Fhoghlú, two writers from Rinn Ó gCuanach who will be leading the workshop

Ógie Ó Céillachair and Áine Uí Fhoghlú


The CÚIRT International Literature Festival in collaboration with Cló Iar-Connacht and with the support of Ealaín na Gaeltachta, will run a workshop for Irish-language writers in Coláiste na Rinne, Rinn Ó Cuanach.

The workshop will take place on Saturday 6 April 2024, from 2.00pm–5.00pm . The workshop theme is: ‘New work based on Dinnseanchas: The Lore of Places’.




Irish language writers who would like to take part in the workshop are invited to submit a sample of their work (one or two poems or a piece of prose – fiction, short story or essay – not exceeding 5 pages) related to an aspect of dinnseanchas send it to moccic22@outlook.com BEFORE Saturday 30 March 2024.

  • There will be space for eight or so people on the workshop.
  • Writers who have already published works and writers who are just starting out will all be welcome.
  • There is no charge to attend this workshop.

The most suitable works will be selected, discussed and evaluated at the workshop.

Dinnseanchas: Áine Uí Foghlú & Ógie Ó Céilleachair in conversation with Micheál Ó Conghaile

Venue: Coláiste na Rinne

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024

Time: 8:00 pm

Everyone is welcome!

On the evening of the workshop, on Saturday April 6, 2024, two writers from Rinn Ó gCuanach, Áine Uí Fhoghlú and Ógie Ó Céilleachair, will be in conversation with Micheál Ó Conghaile and read from new work on the theme of dinnseanchas: The lore of places. Micheál Ó Conghaile, writer and founder of Chló Iar-Connacht will be the presenter on the evening.

This is a project that was started a few years ago to create a link between Irish Gaeltacht writers and New Zealand Māori writers to explore the past and creative writing about places and their names and folklore.

  • Myths
  • Landscape
  • Folklore

and the colonial history common to both cultures. The project looks at the way these elements emerge in the writers’ creative writing work.

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