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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - LISTINGS - Read­ings list­ings: Cathy Dil­lon cdil­lon@irish­times.com

CORK

O Bhéal With spe­cial guest Gil­lian Clarke, Na­tional Poet for Wales, and, as usual, an open mic. Hayloft, up­stairs at The Long Val­ley, Winthrop St Mon 9pm Adm free ob­heal.ie/blog

DUBLIN

Read­ings from James Joyce Sweny’s, 1 Lin­coln Pl Mon-Sat var­i­ous times Adm free sweny.ie Xmas & Re­lated Ir­ri­ta­tions The Seven Tow­ers Agency presents this po­etry and prose read­ing. Twisted Pep­per Café, Mid Abbey St Thurs 6.30pm Adm free sev­en­tow­ers.ie

GAL­WAY

At Home for Christ­mas As part of its 10th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions, the Gal­way Mu­sic Res­i­dency hosts a con­cert fea­tur­ing poet Moya Can­non and singer Mary McPart­land, along with Cois Cladaigh join Con Tempo String Quar­tet for po­ems by Pa­trick Ka­vanagh and Robert Frost and sea­sonal mu­sic by Mozart, Pur­cell and Mon­teverdi. Me­chan­ics In­sti­tute Thurs 8pm €10/€8(un­der 16 free) info@the gal­way­mu­si­cres­i­dency.ie North Beach Po­etry Nights 2012 Grand Slam Plus the launch of North Beach Nights An­thol­ogy Two. Fea­tur­ing last year’s Grand Slam win­ners Sarah Clancy, Sean Leonard and Séa­mus Barra Ó Suil­leab­háin, and guest poet John Cum­mins. Crane Bar, Sea Rd Mon 6.30pm Adm free

MAYO

Seán Lysaght & Michelle O’Sul­li­van Po­etry Ire­land in as­so­ci­a­tion with Charlestown Li­brary presents this read­ing, with mu­sic from Diar­maid Moyni­han. Charlestown Li­brary Tues 8pm ngan­non@ay­ococo.ie

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