Quick post to promote two upcoming events I’ve been asked to highlight.
The first is a conference organised by Dr Shane Kenna titled “The Irish National Invincibles and Their Times: Perspectives on Late Victorian Irish Nationalism 130th Anniversary of the Execution of the Invincibles in Kilmainham Gaol Dublin“. It will be held in the historic Wynns Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin on Saturday the 18th of May 2013, from 10.00 to 16.30. The event will be opened by the Irish artist Robert Ballagh and the Facebook Page is here. Reading the synopsis of the day it sounds very interesting and well worth attending.
Second, and slightly late, is the Burren Tolkien Society Festival being staged in An Boireann / the Burren, Co. Clare, from today Thursday the 9th until Thursday the 16th of May, 2013. Details are here, and you can read some more about JRR Tolkien and Ireland here. Lets hope they get the weather!
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From this morning’s ‘Today’ on BBC Radio 4 (20/5/13): “0741 [time] – He may have been the driving force behind the Irish literary revival, but to what extent was WB Yeats more of an English poet? Fiona Sampson, poet and critic, who is speaking at a Royal Society of Literature event about Yeats tonight, and Gwyneth Lewis, former national poet of Wales, discuss Yeats’ cultural identity.” Foinse: bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01shw0c/live
He can join CS Lewis as another “English” writer!