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Gabriel Fitzmaurice - Book Launch

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Desmond Complex Gortboy Newcastle West Ireland

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Gabriel Fitzmaurice, from Moyvane, Co. Kerry where he still lives, taught for over thirty years in his local primary school. He is author of more than sixty books, including collections of poetry in English and Irish as well as several collections of verse for children, volumes of essays and collections of songs and ballads.. He has translated extensively from the Irish and has edited a number of anthologies of poetry in English and Irish. Poems of his have been set to music and recorded by Brian Kennedy and performed by the RTÉ Cór na nÓg with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. An Honorary Member of the Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts in Hungary, he is a recipient of the Listowel Writers’ Week John B. Keane Lifetime Achievement Award. He frequently broadcasts on radio and television on culture and the arts.