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Bóthar Buí – 31 May

The Doubletree by Hilton 2 Bridge Place, Victoria, London

A consideration of the house Robin Walker built for his family and friends on the remote Beara Peninsula of Cork, from 1970–72. Called “Bótharbuí” (meaning ‘yellow road’ in Irish), the site comprises a settlement of three ancient and three new structures, on a steep wooded slope of several acres, facing across the salt-water Kemare River to the Reeks of Kerry. ...

The Abbey, where next? – 28 Nov

The Doubletree by Hilton 2 Bridge Place, Victoria, London

To turn O'Connell Street into the Broadway of Ireland; The Debate over the Relocation of the Abbey Theatre. The Irish Literary Society is delighted to present its 2nd Joint Lecture with the Centre for Irish Studies (CIS), St Mary's University College. From its foundation in 1904 The Abbey, Ireland’s national theatre, has been located at Lower Abbey Street in Dublin. ...

On the Pavement Grey: WB Yeats in Utopian Bedford Park – 19 Nov

The Embassy of Ireland 17 Grosvenor Pl, London , London

Lecture by Cahal Dallat with guests Ciarán Hinds and Anne-Marie Fyfe & launch of the WB Yeats Bedford Park Artwork Project   Nobel-prizewinning poet, WB Yeats, though much inspired by Irish legend, landscape and longing, spent two-thirds of his youth in London, the majority of that time in Chiswick's Bedford Park, the Utopian/aesthetic garden-suburb/artists'-colony whose diverse inhabitants fostered his literary talent and endeavours. Irish poet and literary critic, Cahal Dallat, has ...