Moby Dick Literary Festival 2012

Youghal’s inaugural Moby Dick literary festival took on 16th – 18th March, 2012. One of the highlights of the festival was the panel discussion on the famous novel taking place on Friday 16th March 2012 at 5pm in the Walter Raleigh Hotel. Chaired by Tim Magee, the panel consisted of Dr. Laurie Robertson-Lorant (Melville specialist [...]

Webinar in Youghal for Moby Dick Literary Festival 2012, brought to you by MobyDick.ie

Moby Dick live conference webcast at 5pm today – Watch Live

Youghal’s inaugural Moby Dick literary festival begins today. One of the highlights of the festival is the panel discussion on the famous novel taking place on Friday 16th March 2012 at 5pm in the Walter Raleigh Hotel. This will be broadcast live on webcam and can be viewed here on this site from 5pm local [...]

Festival banner for the inaugural Moby Dick Festival, organised by Youghal4All.

Moby Dick Festival 2012 – 16-18th March, Youghal, Co. Cork

Moby Dick Festival 2012 – 16-18th March, Youghal, Co. Cork This St. Patrick’s weekend (16th-18th March) the seaside town of Youghal will host their first ever Moby Dick Festival. A voluntary group from the town on the South Coast of Ireland have rekindled relations with New Bedford with this fun filled festival. Youghal was chosen [...]

Festival banner for the inaugural Moby Dick Festival, organised by Youghal4All.

Moby Dick Festival 2012

The chairman of the newly renamed ‘Youghal4All’ committee Jimmy Flanagan, speaking at the AGM on Wednesday (8th February 2012) introduced the festival’s arrival with the good news that sponsorship had been acquired for a raffle to take place over its three-day stretch from March 16th-18th. The sponsors are Michael T. Murphy, insurance brokers, who will [...]

A rare recording of the original 1926 film, 'The Sea Beast', starring John Barrymore, grandfather of Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore.

‘The Sea Beast’ (1926) – the rare print!

The Sea Beast (1926) is a silent film adaptation of the novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville, a story about a monomaniacal hunt for a great white whale. However, the film alters the novel’s plotline by establishing prequel (the romancing of Esther) and sequel (Ahab’s safe return) elements that are not in the original story [...]

A souvenir picture of actors Tom Clegg, Noel Purcell and Philip Stainton as well as members of the whaling crew.

Moby Dick filming in Youghal, 1954

On August 21st, 1954, Illustrated Magazine published an article centering on the filming of Moby Dick in the town of Youghal (Cork, Ireland). Director John Huston, along with cast members Gregory Peck and Noel Purcell, among others, travelled down to the then ‘sleepy town’ of Youghal to film different scenes set in New Bedford. The [...]

Dolphins in Youghal, Cork, Ireland (Picture: Michael Hussey).

Moby Dick on the horizon as Youghal plans new literary festival – By Christy Parker

Youghal is set to pursue Moby Dick once again as the town’s Concerned Citizen’s group is poised to harpoon a literary festival to Herman Melville’s tale of the great white whale. The one-day festival will be launched on March 16th and is intended to target to American market in particular, with the bait of St. [...]

Gregory Peck stars as Captain Ahab in John Huston's Moby Dick.

It’s a very ‘Moby’ weekend!

When you’re celebrating the 160th anniversary of a novel as epic as Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick,” you need nothing short of an epic celebration. Therefore, not one, but three, major New Bedford cultural institutions — the Whaling Museum, the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, and the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park — have coordinated four months’ [...]

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Moby Dick Literary Festival 2012

Youghal’s inaugural Moby Dick literary festival took on 16th – 18th March, 2012. One of the highlights of the festival was the panel discussion on the famous novel taking place on Friday 16th March 2012 at 5pm in the Walter Raleigh Hotel. Chaired by Tim Magee, the panel consisted of Dr. Laurie Robertson-Lorant (Melville specialist [...]

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Moby Dick Festival 2012 – 16-18th March, Youghal, Co. Cork

Festival banner for the inaugural Moby Dick Festival, organised by Youghal4All.

Moby Dick Festival 2012 – 16-18th March, Youghal, Co. Cork This St. Patrick’s weekend (16th-18th March) the seaside town of Youghal will host their first ever Moby Dick Festival. A voluntary group from the town on the South Coast of Ireland have rekindled relations with New Bedford with this fun filled festival. Youghal was chosen [...]

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Did Spielberg rip off Moby Dick?

Is Jaws a rip-off of Moby Dick?

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same [...]

Irish Moby Dick production twins Youghal with New Bedford.

New Bedford and Youghal to become sister cities. The two fishing-port communities shared their Moby Dick heritage. Graphic: YOL. Picture of Youghal by Michael Hussey

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland’s production of Moby Dick, currently touring the USA as part of Imagine Ireland, has brought [...]

Youghal to host the inaugural Moby Dick Literary Festival.

Large crowds turned up for the golden jubilee screening of Moby Dick at The Regal Cinema in Youghal back in 2004

Youghal Concerned Citizens are delighted to announce the return of the fabled Moby Dick to Youghal in 2012. On March [...]

Moby Dick production twins Youghal with American town

Former Mayor of Youghal Olly Casey

An Irish production of ‘Moby Dick’ has brought Youghal and a town in America into a sister-city programme. New Bedford, [...]

In ‘Moby Dick,’ his hometown played New Bedford

In 1954, Ireland was a poor and isolated country, mired in a much larger recession as all of Europe struggled [...]

Tale Of The Sea Carries Olly To America. – By Christy Parker

Youghal women in 'Moby Dick' in 1956.

FORMER YOUGHAL TOWN COUNCILLOR OLLY CASEY is set for a whale of an adventure next November when he travels to [...]