As part of 'Galway's Great Read 2020', Galway Public Libraries presents a series of online seminars in November, to celebrate the centenary year of one of the west of Ireland’s most versatile writers, Eilís Dillon.
Eilís Dillon: The Historical Writer - Exploring Dillon's historical writings and her political and historical relevance to Galway, within the context of Ireland's political landscape from 1920 - 1923. Panel of speakers include Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, poet and daughter of Dillon, and Jim Higgins, Galway County Council Heritage Officer. Thursday 5th November at 7pm.
Eilís Dillon: The Mystery Writer - How has crime-writing evolved from 20th to 21st Century? Using Eilís Dillon's crime writing as a starting point for a discussion delving into the world of crime thrillers. Panel includes author Patricia Gibney of Detective Lottie Parker Series, poet and author Nessa O Mahoney and author and son of Eilís Dillon, Cormac O Cuilleanán. Thursday 12th November at 7pm.
Eilís Dillon: Politics & Patriotism - Eilís Dillon, daughter of nationalists and niece of Joseph Plunkett, informs this discussion examining the lineage of the Dillon and Plunkett families and highlighting the significance of her literary approach as the Irish nation directs its gaze backward towards its revolutionary past. Speakers include Honor O Brolchain, Caitriona Clear and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, with music of the time performed by Carmel Dempsey. Thursday 19th November at 7pm.
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Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.