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A History of Irish Women’s Poetry – 24 June

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new collection of essays reflecting on the history of Irish women's poetry with the editors Ailbhe Darcy and David Wheatley. The new Cambridge University Press volume offers a ground-breaking and comprehensive account of Irish women's poetry from earliest times to the present day. Joining the editors will be the poet Eiléan Ní ...

Days of Clear Light – 1 Feb 2021

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEowcgJSpVg&w=560&h=315] We are delighted to join with our friends to mark the occasion of 40 years of Salmon Poetry and to celebrate the work of Jessie Lendennie. To mark that achievement 100 writers have come together in contributing to a special Festschrift presented as a complete surprise to Jessie at Christmas 2020. Editor Nessa O'Mahony interviews Jessie for the ...

Art, Ireland and the Irish Diaspora – 16 December 2020

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5Nzu_lt-2U&w=560&h=315] Art historian Dr Éimear O'Connor joins artist Bernard Canavan to discuss her latest book 'Art, Ireland and the Irish Diaspora' (Irish Academic Press, 2020). Art, Ireland, and the Irish Diaspora reveals a labyrinth of social and cultural connections that conspired to create and sustain an image of Ireland for the nation and for the Irish diaspora between 1893 ...

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