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Wednesday 17

Reading Dublin One City One Book

 

Presented by Garrett Fagan, students read a variety of books chosen to relate thematically to the 2019 Dublin One City One Book choice. No prior knowledge is required for this course beyond an enjoyment and an interest in reading and in finding out more about your city.

Venue

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time

April 17 at 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until 24 April 2019

Tickets

€100

Booking

Film Screening: I Was Happy Here (1965)

IFI and Dublin One City One Book present films directed by Desmond Davis with screenplays by Edna O’Brien

I WAS HAPPY HERE (1965)

Cass (Sarah Miles), escapes from an arid marriage in London and returns home to Co. Clare. The rekindling of passion with her old sweetheart is complicated by the arrival of her husband and the disapproval of locals. Lively scenes of London emigrant experience contrast starkly with life in the faded seaside town in this tale of romance and melancholy. 1965 / 91 mins/ B/W

Tickets in person or at www.ifi.ie

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Venue

IFI, Eustace St Dublin 2,

Time

April 17 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Booking

Booking essential

Portrait of the Writer as a Young Woman- Talk by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Portrait of the Writer as a Young Woman:  Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls as a prototype of Coming of Age Novels.

Novelist, short story writer and playwright ÉilÍs Ní Dhuibhne will discuss Enda O’Brien’s The Country Girls, its style and content, and its relationship to her own coming of age novel, The Dancers and Dancing.

No booking. All welcome.

ÉilÍs Ní Dhuibhne was born in Dublin and graduated from UCD with BA in 1974, MPhil in 1976 and PhD in1982. She is an Irish novelist, short story writer and playwright in both Irish and English.  Her fiction includes The Dancers Dancing (1999), The Bray House (1990), Fox Swallow Scarecrow (2007) Midwife to the Fairies, The Shelter of Neighbours (2012), Hurlamaboc (2009) and several other books.  Plays include Dun na mBan Tri Thine (first performed in the Peacock 1996, and performed in the Taidhbhearc in July 2017), Milseog an Samhraidh, and an episode in Signatories (2016), amongst others. She has also several non-fiction works and is a regular book reviewer for the Irish Times.  Her latest book is Selected Stories (Dalkey Archive Press, 2017). Her books have been translated to several languages.

 

Venue

Blanchardstown Library, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre Dublin 15,

Time

April 17 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking not necessary

From the Convent Cloister to The Country Girls: The Irish Nun in History and Literature

Convent life gave opportunities to Irish women to get a good education, avoid ‘compulsory’ marriage and indeed the chance for ‘worldly’ adventures. Find out more with Deirdre Raftery, author of Nano Nagle, the Life and Legacy, and Ireland Professor of Poetry, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin during an evening of talk and readings introduced by Nell Regan.

Venue

Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire

Time

April 17 at 7:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential
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