Ireland 1916: Death of a Literary Revival? An Irish Literary Society and London Metropolitan University event

An Irish Literary Society/London Metropolitan University Event

25 January 2016

Irish artists and academics reflect on the legacy of the Revival (1891-1922):

Marina Carr, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Jennifer Johnston, Declan Kiberd, P.J. Mathews, and Tony Murray

Dear friends and colleagues,

This evening of readings and debate will be jointly hosted by the Irish Studies Centre (London Metropolitan University) and the Irish Literary Society from 6.30 – 8.30 pm on Monday 25th January at The Bloomsbury Hotel, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN.

Leading Irish writers will join academics in discussion on the artistic legacy of the Revival.

The playwright Marina Carr, poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and novelist Jennifer Johnston will reflect on the influence of the Revival in their work and the place of the artist in Ireland after independence.

Prof Declan Kiberd and Dr PJ Mathews of University College Dublin, joint editors of the recent Handbook of the Irish Revival, will present a literary and historical overview of the period.

 Please note that tickets are only available through the Irish Literary Society.

If you are not a member of the Irish Literary Society, tickets are £5 and available here:

If you would like to become a member of the Irish Literary Society, you can do so here: or by email:

This is the first in a series of events that the Irish Studies Centre is organizing to coincide with Ireland 2016.

I hope very much you can join myself and our guests for what promises to be a landmark event in a historic year for the Irish in Britain.

With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Tony Murray

Director, Irish Studies Centre

London Metropolitan University