Author: Roisin Lennon


An exciting extra event will be added to the forthcoming That Beats Banagher Festival when renowned Bronte expert and Yorkshire guide  Mr. Johnnie Briggs will deliver a talk entitled The Story of the Bronte Family in Crank House at 6 p.m. on Sunday 15th May. This promises to be a colourful and entertaining presentation which will be embellished with extracts from letters, poems and novels written by the famous family. Everybody is welcome to this event which will conclude the festival weekend.


Haworth Churchyard from Anne Dinsdale's book  2015


As part of the second That Beats Banagher Festival a  selection of readings by and about the remarkable Bronte family, will take place in Banagher Library on Friday 13th May at 5.30 p.m. Booking is essential and can be made by calling to the library when the librarian is on duty or by phoning  Birr  Library 05791 24950. Anybody wishing to join the growing list of readers should contact James Scully at 085 710 7569.  Everybody welcome and the session should last for about 75 minutes. Admission is free.

Guest Readers Include:

Olivia Murray
Aideen Madden
Annette Hamill
Vinnie Fennell
Billy Coffey
James Scully
Bryn Coldrick
Cora Stronge Smith

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