Lecture/Talk

Ian McDonald Author Visit

Luna: Moon Rising

Join Ian as he talks about his career as a writer and the story behind his latest novel.

Tuesday 9 April at 1pm

Admission Free. Booking Required.

Central Library

T. 01 873 4333

E. centrallibrary@dubblincity.ie

Reading Dublin One City One Book

The Country Girls trilogyPresented 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.

Coming of Age Novels

The Country Girls trilogyJoin authors Catherine Dunne and Alan McMonagle to discuss The Country Girls Trilogy and why coming of age stories are so powerfully resonant for readers. Chaired by Michael G. Cronin, lecturer in English at Maynooth University.

Responses to The Country Girls

The Country Girls trilogyEdna 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.

The Secrets of Dublin Placenames

The Secrets of Dublin Placenames

The Secret of Dublin Placenames with Cathy Scuffil

Inchicore Library Wednesday 17 April at 6.30pm

Admission Free. First come first seated

Local History Society Day 2019

Monochrome photo of Nelsons PillarDublin City Library & Archive will host its 15th Annual Local History Society Day on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin. 2.

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