The 20th Cúirt International Festival of Literature comes to an end in Galway today, and it seems to have been a success. In a short article, The Observer’s Robert McCrum praises the festival’s international flavour, possibly after a glass or two of guinness, “Ireland has undergone an extraordinary transformation, almost a revolution, thanks to the EU and the Cúirt Festival reflects that.. The Cúirt festival was convivial, international and timeless, as events in Ireland always are. It had the kind of atmosphere that Shakespeare himself might have revelled in.” BTW, a belated Happy Birthday to the Bard
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