In the Ould Long Ago – 26 Jan

The Doubletree by Hilton 2 Bridge Place, Victoria, London

Jonny McKeagney spent 40 years collecting stories, events, crafts, traditions and ways of life from people around Co. Fermanagh and neighbouring Ulster counties. In the Ould Ago, published in October 2010, has won international book awards and is due to be displayed in a dozen university libraries in North America including Harvard, Notre Dame, Library of Congress in Washington, UCLA, ...

Eavan Boland – 26 June 2017

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

Widely considered to be one of Ireland’s most important contemporary poets, Eavan Boland is currently a Professor of Humanities and Director of the Creative Writing Programme at Stanford University, where she has taught since 1996. In 2015 a New Collected Poems was published, and Eavan Boland: Inside History, a book celebrating her long and distinguished career, was recently published by Arlen House, its editor ...

Michael Wood, Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen – 20 Nov

The Embassy of Ireland 17 Grosvenor Pl, London , London

The Irish Literary Society is delighted to announce that the speaker for this year's Annual Yeats Lecture will be Professor Michael Wood. Drawing on his book Yeats and Violence (2010) Professor Wood reflects on how poetry, seen through the instance of a single poem, seeks to make sense of a turbulent and dangerous world. Poetry must introduce order and shape ...

The Moth, 10th Anniversary – POSTPONED

The Bloomsbury Hotel 16-22 Great Russell St, London

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS. THE EVENT WILL RUN IN OUR 2020-21 SEASON. Join the Society to celebrate the 10th birthday of The Moth, one of Ireland’s foremost art and literature magazines. Founded in 2010 by Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan, The Moth features poetry, short fiction and art by established and up-and-coming writers ...


Art, Ireland and the Irish Diaspora – 16 December 2020

Virtual Virtual Event

[youtube] 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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