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Opening in the Linenhall Arts Centre’s Foyer Gallery is Captured by Song, a fascinating selection of some 60 images held at the National Folklore Collection representing more than 30 years of life and work of song, music and folklore collector Tom Munnelly. The exhibition officially opens on Monday, September 10, at 7.30pm, and includes a talk ‘Tom Munnelly - Captured by Song’ by Ronan Galvin, exhibition curator and lecturer in Irish folklore. Admission is free, all welcome.
Michael Everson, based in Westport, is an expert in the writing systems of the world. He is active in supporting minority-language communities, especially in the fields of character standardisation and internationalisation. Everson has just published a print edition of Paul Denisowski's ESPDIC, Esperanto-English Dictionary. Esperanto is a neutral, internationally recognised language and is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. Everson says: “I trust that this book will prove a welcome and useful tool for students of Esperanto.”
During the 1880s and ‘90s a series of Land Acts gradually diffused the sometimes bitter animosity that had grown between landlord and tenant. Over the years new and imaginative legislation dramatically improved the status of the tenant. Improvements for the tenant, however, were gained at the disadvantage of the landlord class. In many cases the Unionist landlord vigorously resisted change. During this bitter time landlords and their agents were murdered, animals were maimed and let loose to wander; there was ‘boycotting’, and heartless evictions. Practically every town and village had its RIC station. These were the eyes and ears of Dublin Castle. Any suspect person, or any unusual activity, was reported. On April 6 1895 RIC district inspector in Kilkenny, Pierris B Pattison, sent a report to Dublin Castle, with photographs, on a case ‘that is remarkable’ and which has caused ‘much public interest and local excitement.’
Garry Hynes, the internationally acclaimed theatre director and Druid co-founder, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from UCD.
A Knock native has been appointed the new chairperson of Bus Éireann.
For much of the last 15 years capitalism seemed to be the unassailable economic force and political ideology, but events since September 2008, especially in Ireland, show it is far from invincible.
Retired district court judge, John Garavan (77), a native of Castlebar, was laid to rest on Tuesday morning, following a long illness.
As part of READiscover Your Library month, a talk will take place in the Aidan Heavey Public Library, Athlone on ‘Researching your Relatives in the British Army’ (World War I and World War II) on Tuesday March 29 starting at 7.30pm. Admission is free but places for this talk are limited so advance booking is essential.
DUBLIN UNIVERSITIES swept the boards at The Irish Student Drama Association Awards which took place last Saturday in The Ardilaun on Taylor’s Hill.
This new exhibition, on loan from the National Folklore Collection in University College Dublin, features photographs taken by a number of Swedes who visited Ireland in the early decades of the 20th century.