Friday 11th October 2019 at 2.30pm
Poetry reading with poet Catherine Phil MacCarthy and historian Fionnuala Walsh
Old documents, paintings, maps and images help us trace the past and uncover our history but poets look at primary documents in a different way to historians. Catherine has been inspired to write poems about various history topics and will reads some of her history poems while historian Fionnuala Walsh contextualises the time for us.
Themes explored include the Post-Famine period, the Land League Movement, the Founding of Inghinidhe na hÉireann and the Growth of Nationalism, the Revolutionary Period & Cumann na mBan and the First World War. Daughters of the House by Catherine Phil MacCarthy was published by Dedalus Press in 2019.