Take a look at the archive of CCI events since 2002

This archive of our past events will give you a feel for the creativity of contemporary Ireland and it practitioners. You can insert specific names or titles into the Search box (inverted commas around titles of more than one word).

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Femmes en poésie

Literary Events

Femmes en poésie

Veritable path-breakers, these three poets continue to find new ways to tell truths of femininity, language, sexuality and culture.

8 Mar 2017 , admission free

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Reading quill-in-hand

Literary Events

Reading quill-in-hand

Writing or drawing in the margins of a book was quite acceptable up to the 19th-century. Emmanuelle Chapron discusses the wonderful variety of marginalia in works held in our Old Library collection.

7 Mar 2017 , admission free

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Festival: New Writings, New Styles

Literary Events

Festival: New Writings, New Styles

Award-winning Irish and French writers will engage in a series of debates and talks about the preoccupations, styles and dynamics of contemporary literature.

3 - 4 Mar 2017

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Une voix pour… Jonathan Swift

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Une voix pour… Jonathan Swift

This evening, in the candlelit surroundings of the Old Library, Marc Roger will read from 'The Battle of the Books' by Jonathan Swift.

2 Feb 2017 , admission free

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Literary evening with Maram al-Masri and Theo Dorgan

Literary Events

Literary evening with Maram al-Masri and Theo Dorgan

In her latest work translated by Theo Dorgan, renowned Syrian poetess Maram al-Masri chronicles the lives of women living within a Muslim culture in contemporary France.

25 Jan 2017 , Admission free

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Book launch and reading by Donal Ryan

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Book launch and reading by Donal Ryan

‘The Thing About December’, launched tonight in French translation, confirms Donal Ryan as one of Ireland’s rising literary stars.

19 Jan 2017 , admission free

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A voice for… <em>Les petites chaises rouges</em>

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A voice for… Les petites chaises rouges

Hélène Lanscotte reads this evening from Edna O’Brien’s latest novel in which the inhabitants of small-town Cloonoila fall under the spell of a professed poet, exile, visionary and therapist…

14 Jan 2017 , admission free

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Daring to be European: Synge & Parisian Ireland

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Daring to be European: Synge & Parisian Ireland

Catherine Wilsdon sheds light on the people J.M. Synge encountered and the ideas to which he was exposed.

21 Nov 2016 , admission free

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Merlin Holland

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Merlin Holland
Dorian Gray: a step too far?

This evening, Oscar Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland looks into contemporary reactions to ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and ‘Salomé’.

3 Nov 2016 , admission free

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