Anne Enright to launch local author’s book at Allingham Festival

Renowned writer Anne Enright will launch Monica Corish’s poetry collection “A Dying Language” in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon on Saturday November 5th at 7 p.m. A Dying Language is published by the Irish Hospice Foundation. 50% of profits from book sales will go to the Northwest Hospice. The book launch will take place as part of the Allingham Festival, November 3 – 6, full programme details at

This is the final event of a six-month long book tour which included readings at the Yeats International Summer School, the Bailieborough Poetry Festival, and the launch of Carers Week in Dublin. Speaking at the Yeats Summer School, Vincent Woods said: “I imagine there isn’t a family in Ireland that hasn’t experienced something of what Monica Corish captures so acutely in these poems… This poetry of grief is also a kind of love poetry. These poems are a blessing of sorts – making a living language, striking a flame of light out of shadow and sorrow.”

A Dying Language is available online from, and from Barnes & Noble and Amazon; also from Liber Books, SligoThe Reading Room, Carrick on Shannon;  A Novel Idea, BallyshannonThe Winding Stair, Dublin; and Dingle Bookshop.


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