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President Higgins confers honor of Saoi on Roger Doyle

President Higgins confers honor of Saoi on Roger Doyle

Composer Roger Doyle is conferred with the gold Torc, the symbol of Saoi, by President Michael D. Higgins at a ceremony in the Arts Council for singular and sustained distinction in the arts.

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Aosdána Member Tom MacIntyre passes away

Aosdána Member Tom MacIntyre passes away

The Arts Council and Aosdána express deep regret at the passing of poet and playwright, Tom MacIntyre 30 October 2019. Prize winning author and poet, Tom MacIntyre, born Cavan 1931, was a mayor contributor to the Abbey Theatre with 16 world premieres across 37 years.

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Aosdána and The Great Book of Ireland

Aosdána and The Great Book of Ireland

Aosdána members view The Great Book of Ireland at a ceremony preceeding the 40th Annual General Assembly of Aosdána in University College Cork, April 2019. The Great Book, or Leabhar Mór na hÉireann, is a vellum manuscript containing the original work of 120 artists, 140 poets and nine composers.

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