The Irish Repertory Theatre 2021 Virtual Gala honoring Bill Irwin and Mary Lou and Joe Quinlan June 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm EST Directed & Arranged by Charlotte MooreProduced by Ciarán O’ReillyMusic Direction by John Bell With Michael Cerveris, Len Cariou, Kerry Conte, Jay Aubrey Jones, Melissa Errico, Donna Kane, Kylie Kuioka, Ciaran … [Read more...] about
Maud Gonne is frequently remembered as the unrequited love interest of the poet, W.B. Yeats, while her accomplishments as a nationalist, artist, actor, lecturer, polemist, writer and social activist are often marginalized. In particular, Maud’s role in engaging with the perennial poverty and intermittent subsistence crises that dogged Ireland in the final decade of the 19th … [Read more...] about Maud Gonne and Famines in the 1890s
Ireland has a new landmark cultural institution. The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) on St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin celebrates Ireland’s world-renowned literary heritage. The museum is a major partnership between University College Dublin (UCD) and the National Library of Ireland. It’s located in one of Dublin’s finest historic houses, UCD’s Newman House, which was the … [Read more...] about News: Museum of Literature Opens in Dublin
Dublin-born THOMAS MOORE (1779-1852) is still recognized as Ireland’s National Bard; he was once as famous a romantic poet as his best friend Lord Byron. While studying law in London in 1801 he published, anonymously, a book of naughty verses, The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little. The author was “the most licentious of modern versifiers,” thundered The Edinburgh … [Read more...] about The Peculiar Adventures of Irish Poets in America
Caricatured as “Buck Mulligan” in Joyce’s masterpiece, Oliver St. John Gogarty was more than just a swashbuckling figure – he was a poet, a playwright, a politician, and a renowned surgeon who operated for free on poor children. ℘℘℘ “The physician must have at his command a certain ready wit . . .” - Hippocrates ℘℘℘ Two famous Irish authors, both Dubliners (and former … [Read more...] about Oliver St. John Gogarty!