During these difficult times we are delighted to bring you a variety of online events from our ever popular ‘Listowel Rambling House‘ to lectures on the Kerry writers. Here is a selection of our current online events.

Kerry Writers’ Lecture Series

To celebrate our 20th anniversary this year we present a series of lectures on the acclaimed Kerry writers featured in our Museum among others.

‘UP AND AT IT’: BRENDAN KENNELLY – A LIFE IN POETRY

This lecture by Dr. John McDonagh, senior lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, takes a look at Brendan Kennelly’s enormously important contribution to the development of contemporary Irish poetry. It explores his major themes, from the importance of place and family in the formation of personal identity to the role of history and ideology in the construction of national identity.
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A RADICAL REBEL: GEORGE FITZMAURICE

George Fitzmaurice, playwright extraordinaire, was born in Bedford House near Listowel and moved to Duagh with his family after his father’s death in 1891. Following the Abbey Theatre production of his comedy The Country Dressmaker, in 1907, he turned to writing the experimental, mad-cap drama that he loved. This illustrated talk by Dr. Fiona Brennan, author of ‘George Fitzmaurice – Wild in his own Way’, focuses on his best-known fantasy plays and their productions, and why he is indeed a radical, rebel playwright.
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