27 February 2018: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘Cinema in revolutionary Ireland’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 27 February 2018 the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘Cinema in revolutionary Ireland’.  In early twentieth-century Ireland, cinema was a relatively new form of mass entertainment. Previously ignored as a pernicious working class fad both by the British authorities and by their…

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1 February 2018: ‘Rocking the system’ launch, Poetry Ireland, Dublin 1

On Thursday 1 February 2018 the launch of Siobhan Parkinson’s Rocking the system took place at Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin. Published by Little Island Books, Rocking the system includes twenty essays, illustrated by Bren Luke, on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms around femininity and gone on to significant achievements. The subjects include  Eileen…

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