Jan Carson & Hannah McPhillimy

Literary Events

Jan Carson & Hannah McPhillimy

Author Jan Carson and singer-songwriter Hannah McPhillimy present five years of artistic collaboration and discuss the alchemy of weaving two art forms together.

21 Jan , €5

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Vernissage: Sam Keogh

Exhibitions / Visual Arts

Vernissage: Sam Keogh

“Wilfully convoluted” sculpture, collage and painting combine with video work in this exhibition by Sam Keogh that explores underground (hi)stories of London.

23 Jan , entrée libre

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Daithí

Concerts / Music

Daithí

Combining nature recordings, old Irish samples and analog synths, Daithí creates a unique type of house music that’s soaked in Irish culture. “His electronic pop has moved into deeper and richer places over the years.” (The Irish Times)

23 Jan , admission free

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Sam Keogh

Exhibitions / Visual Arts

Sam Keogh
Knotworm

"Wilfully convoluted” sculpture, collage and painting combine with video work in this exhibition by Sam Keogh that explores underground (hi)stories of London

24 Jan - 1 Mar , admission free

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Poetry Jukebox # 1 Climate

Literary Events

Poetry Jukebox # 1 Climate

Throughout 2020, visitors to CCI’s courtyard will be able to listen to Maria McManus’ judicious choice of poems relating to climate concerns as well as experiences of migration, exile and other themes related to our programme.

24 Jan - 27 Mar

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Anne Devlin

Films

Anne Devlin

This powerful drama retrieves a forgotten woman’s voice from Irish history and cemented Pat Murphy’s reputation internationally as one of Ireland’s leading feminist filmmakers.

30 Jan , €5

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St Brigid’s Day

Talks

St Brigid’s Day

Conversations with two renowned women artists mark the feast day of one of Ireland’s three patron saints, Brigid, who is associated with fertility, healing and poetry.

31 Jan , €5

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Evening with architect Shelley McNamara

Talks

Evening with architect Shelley McNamara

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara are recognized internationally as eminent architects, professors and curators whose practice has just won the 2020 RIBA gold medal.

4 Feb , €5

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Old Library visit

Heritage

Old Library visit

Visit our Old Library with its three illuminated manuscripts dating from the Middle Ages.

6 Feb , admission free

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Junior Brother, David Keenan

Concerts / Music

Junior Brother, David Keenan

Two purveyors of strange and beautiful stories, David Keenan and Junior Brother combine folk song and acoustic guitar to great lyrical effect.

9 Feb , €13 (€10 for students and unemployed)

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Henri Cartier-Bresson et l’Irlande

Talks

Henri Cartier-Bresson et l’Irlande

A visual feast, presented by curator Fidelma Mullane, of Ireland in the 1950s and early 60s seen through the lens of one of the world’s most famous photographers.

13 Feb , €5

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Count O’Rouerke, the Marquis de Mirepoix and family interests in Vienna

Talks

Count O’Rouerke, the Marquis de Mirepoix and family interests in Vienna

Stephen Griffin presents the annual Liam Swords lecture: ‘Your future nephew: Count O'Rouerke, the Marquis de Mirepoix and family interests in Vienna 1738-1740.’

18 Feb , admission free

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Síobhra Quinlan

Concerts / Music

Síobhra Quinlan

Vocalist Síobhra Quinlan performs classical and contemporary pieces responding to the theme of Dublin’s Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2020 - ‘A Better World’ - together with readings in English, French and Irish.

21 Feb , €5

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Garth Knox & Saltarello

Concerts / Music

Garth Knox & Saltarello

In this concert, the trio seek out the colours and textures of folk music as well as highlighting the connections and similarities that exist between soundworlds of today and of hundreds of years ago.

25 Feb , €13 (€10 for students and unemployed)

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Rosie Davis

Films

Rosie Davis
A Dublin Family Story

The story of a courageous Dublin mother trying to protect her brood after their rented home is sold and they become homeless. “A powerful and moving drama written by Roddy Doyle” (**** The Guardian)

3 Mar , €10,30 (€8,50€ for senior and unemployed/ €7,30 for students / €5 for under 15s)

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A Holy Show

Theatre

A Holy Show

A hilarious comedy based on a true story about an ex-Trappist monk who hijacked an Aer Lingus plane with extravagant claims...

4 - 5 Mar , €10 (€7 for students and unemployed)

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Old Library visit

Heritage

Old Library visit

Come and find out more about the precious collection in the Old Library and admire our three illuminated manuscripts up close.

10 Mar , admission free

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St Patrick's Festival Lords of Strut

St Patrick's Festival

Lords of Strut

Laughs come fast and hard as these high-fashion dancing legends, Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic, leap around unleashing a full dose of madness.

14 - 15 Mar , Admission free (in the courtyard)

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St Patrick's Festival Cúig

Concerts / Music

Cúig

This five-piece band from the North of Ireland are tearing up the rule book with their bold approach to their native musical tradition and have taken both sides of the Atlantic by storm.

15 Mar , €18 (€15 for students and unemployed)

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St Patrick's Festival Ensemble Eriu

Concerts / Music

Ensemble Eriu

Bringing together some of Ireland’s most exciting young musicians, this septet draws on a wealth of creative sources to perform arrangements of Irish traditional music rooted in the repertoire of West and North County Clare.

17 Mar , €18 (€15 for students and unemployed)

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Lir Quartet

Concerts / Music

Lir Quartet

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. His string quartet Op.127 is performed this evening as part of a recital by the impressive Lir Quartet.

26 Mar , €13 (€10 for students and unemployed)

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Poetry Jukebox #2 Migration & exil

Literary Events

Poetry Jukebox #2 Migration & exil

Listen to Maria McManus’ judicious choice of poems relating to our current exhibition and themes of migration and exile

28 Mar - 31 May , admission free

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Anita Groener

Exhibitions / Visual Arts

Anita Groener
The Past is a Foreign Country

Anita Groener’s delicate sculptures and installations evoke migration and the fragility of human beings caught up in catastrophes beyond their control, but also the hope of reintegration, regeneration, and healing.

29 Mar - 28 Jun , entrée libre

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Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

Concerts / Music

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

This wonderful cycle of musical readings was originally commissioned by the National Library of Ireland for the ‘Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again’ exhibition in Dublin.

1 - 29 Apr , €7 (€5 for students and unemployed)/ €20 for the whole evenings

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Old Library visit

Heritage

Old Library visit

An opportunity to learn more about the collection in our Old Library!

2 Apr , admission free

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