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Responses to The Country Girls Trilogy

Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls Trilogy made headlines internationally owing to censorship in Ireland. Condemned by one church leader as “a smear on Irish womanhood”, the book was even publicly burnt in Clare. Yet to others, the book was a revelation, enjoying unprecedented readership among young Irish readers, women in particular. This talk by  historian Donal Fallon will examine reactions to O’Brien’s work, both positive and negative, in the context of the Ireland of the time. 

Venue

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road Walkinstown, Dublin 12

Time

April 8 at 6:30 pm

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Welcome to Flatland: Irish Women’s Experiences in the 1960s, from Rural to Urban

During the 1960s, women in Ireland experienced many changes, which often included the major upheaval of moving from a rural to an urban environment. Deirdre Foley, recent recipient of the McCurtain/Cullen prize, awarded by the Women’s History Association of Ireland, will look at the differing life experiences of “country” and “city” girls and the new lives that awaited the young women who moved into areas such as Rathmines and the other outposts of Dublin’s flatland.

Venue

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road Dublin 6,

Time

April 8 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Free

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The Book on One

RTÉ Radio One’s The Book on One will feature readings from The Country Girls Trilogy nightly at 11.20pm from Monday to Thursday across the month of April, starting on Monday 8th April. 

Time

April 8 at 11:20 pm
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One event on 18 March 2019 at 11:20pm

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