Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Portumna-based writer Noelle Lynskey is the next guest in artist collective Group 8’s Art & Words series of talks in Ballinasloe. She will appear at Tosnú Art & Craft Gallery’s studio in Brackernagh, Ballinasloe, on November 17th at 7.30pm. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Noelle, now living in Portumna, is originally from Strokestown. She is Director of Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna for the last eleven years and founder and member of the Maple Poetry Group and Portumna Pen Pushers writing group as well as a member of The Peers, a professional writing group of ten years standing. She is also a member of the Strokestown International Poetry Festival committee.

In the past, Noelle has read at Cúirt Literary Festival, Baffle, Inis Cealtra Arts Festival, Terryglass Arts Festival, Shorelines Arts Festival, RTE Sunday Miscellany, Clifden Arts Festival and Cos Cos, with poems published in many anthologies and literary magazines including Crannóg, Skylight, Scríobh, Roscommon Anthology, Maple Leaves and West 47. Her literary awards include Baffle, Scríobh and the Hannah Greally Award.

With three adult daughters, Noelle works as a community pharmacist in Portumna. Poetry is one of Noelle’s passions and when possible, she takes time out to write. She is currently readying a poetry collection for publication.

We are delighted to welcome Noelle Lynskey, a stalwart of the Galway arts scene, to read at Tosnú. We promise a magical night of words, candlelight, tea, cake and lively discussion. Everyone is welcome.

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