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The event you are looking at is a past event. Check out this upcoming event Women Writing Ireland - A celebration of Maria Edgeworth happening on Thu Dec 06 2018 at 06:00 pm at The Royal Irish Academy19 Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland 2, Ireland

Women Writing Ireland

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Women Writing Ireland


The Royal Irish Academy is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849), Ireland’s first important woman writer and also one of the RIA’s first female honorary members.

This event will open with a talk on Edgeworth’s significance by Claire Connolly MRIA, School of English, UCC; a cultural historian of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland. Margaret Kelleher, Professor and Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at UCD, will chair a panel of Irish women writers who will all be celebrating Edgeworth's legacy: Marina Carr Claire Kilroy Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Women Writing Ireland precedes a two-day conference at the Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD on 7 and 8 December 2018 which is being organised by TCD's School of English. 

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