In day two of our look at some of the artists of the Blackwater Valley Makers,chats with photographers and ceramicists, graphic designers and woodturners, and finds a scene and a place revitalised over the past year.
Laois an Uisce is that quintessential, White O'Morn dream of a thatched cottage quietly presiding over a magnificent ocean view about 5km from the sterling silver beaches of Ardmore, on the borders of counties Cork and Waterford.
Derry Cotter was a lecturer in UCC for 35 years. His first stage play, The Inheritance, opens tonight in the Cork Arts Theatre, and will also be performed by the UCC Players in Ardmore, Co Waterford on Friday, May 26 . Cotter was born in a pub in the North Main Street, Cork, which his parents used to run for Murphy’s Brewery. He is married to Carmel, and they have four children.
The last of the great Anglo-Irish writers, Molly Keane, who died 20 years ago today, has been the chief focus of the 13th Cork World Book Fest — a six-day literary jamboree currently packing out both the Central Library and Triskel Christchurch.