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Aosdana expresses great sadness at the passing of Seamus Deane

Aosdana expresses great sadness at the passing of Seamus Deane

Arts Council Chair Prof. Kevin Rafter said today “A gifted writer and a profound intellect, Seamus Deane was a master of every writing form. As a critic, an editor, a poet and a novelist, Deane brought concentrated rigour and empathy to his work"

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Patron of Aosdána

Patron of Aosdána

Uachtarán na hEireann President Michael D.Higgins is sole patron of Aosdána. Aosdána membership consists of a maximum of 250 artists across a wide variety of art-forms within 5 disciplines.

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Aosdána New Members Gather for New Members Zoom Meeting

Aosdána New Members Gather for New Members Zoom Meeting

New Aosdána members, elected in 2020 gathered via zoom to learn more about what it means to be a member. The event was attended by all 13 new members as well as Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly.

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