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From ‘the uncrowned King of Ireland’ to Queen of the Fairies – Irish Studies Series #2 (online)

After the fall of Charles Stewart Parnell, many Irish people turned to ancient Irish mythology and older traditions in a morale-boosting movement that became known as the Celtic Twilight or the Irish Renaissance. Many of the writers held different political viewpoints, from WB Yeats to Pádraig Pearse. James Joyce also comments on the period in his writings.

The Irish Studies Series (Thursdays, 29 Oct – 19 Nov): In this short course, we will explore those links, focusing on four key periods. Dr Patrick Murphy will give a short account of the historical and political background, and Dr Deirdre O’Byrne will talk briefly on some literary representations of the chosen period. Each session will end with a Q & A session from the audience.

All sessions are live online and will subsequently be made available on the Five Leaves Bookshop YouTube channel. To register and receive a link to access the live Zoom event, please email events@fiveleaves.co.uk.

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST register by emailing events@fiveleaves.co.uk to receive the link for this event. Registration for all our live online events closes 1 hour before the event starts.

All sessions are free, although you may wish to make a donation to Emmanuel House, Nottingham.