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April 2019

18 April – The Country Girls, a celebration

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, 5 Black’s Road Hammersmith W6 9DT United Kingdom + Google Map
£8 91 tickets left

I wakened quickly and sat up in bed abruptly. It is only when I am anxious that I waken easily and for a minute I did not know why my heart was beating faster than usual. Then I remembered. The old reason. He had not come home... So begins Edna O'Brien's The Country Girls. With the support of the Dublin: One City, One Book festival we are bringing together a fascinating panel to discuss The Country Girls trilogy as it is…

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29 April – Ciaran Carson

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bloomsbury Hotel, The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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£8 Sold out

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED. NOTICE OF A REPLACEMENT EVENT WILL BE SENT OUT TO SUBSCRIBERS ASAP. TICKET REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED. The poet Ciaran Carson visits the Society to deliver our joint annual Noel O'Connell memorial talk with the Irish Texts Society. Carson's title for this talk 'From There to Here: Some Reflections on Translation' references his retrospective collection 'From There to Here' which opens “slender-beaked, my pen jets forth/a stream of beetle-coloured ink”. That ink has flowed…

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May 2019

6 May – Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century Dublin and London

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Bloomsbury Hotel, The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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£8 100 tickets left

Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century Dublin and London: Charles Henry Wilson and Irish Literature The scholar Dr Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh visits the Society to deliver our joint annual Noel O'Connell memorial talk with the Irish Texts Society. O Muircheartaigh will speak on the work of Charles Henry Wilson, an eighteenth-century Anglo-Irish Protestant with an interest in Irish-language literature, who studied at Trinity College Dublin before moving to London in the 1780s to pursue the life of a writer. He would…

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June 2019

Essaying the Body: Sinéad Gleeson and Emilie Pine – 5 June

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, 5 Black’s Road Hammersmith W6 9DT United Kingdom + Google Map

Sinéad Gleeson and Emilie Pine join the ILS to discuss their recent books of essays.

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