Villanova University’s Center for Irish Studies (Philadelphia) coordinated the Princess Grace Irish Library’s biennial symposium over a two-day weekend in October 2021. The purpose is to examine the various ways that creativity has been imagined, articulated and put to use in the production of what we are tentatively calling “artistic Ireland.”
This remains a seminal and highly-contested period, when Ireland moved from a kingdom to colony, to union, and empire. It was a time that witnessed the beginning of the great migration of Irish people to the Americas.
As part of our 1916 Symposium (sessions closed to the public), we will be showing “1916 THE IRISH REBELLION” — 86 minutes, French subtitles — at the Théâtre des Variétés in Monaco on Saturday 8 October 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00.
The Easter 1916 Rising was a short-lived and unsuccessful rebellion that sowed the seeds that would lead to the Irish War of Independence.
George Moore was born in Carnacun, County Mayo in 1852, spent significant periods of his life in Paris and Dublin, and died in London in 1933.
directed by Professor Ríonach uí Ógáin, University College Dublin.