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July 19, 2013

Emigration Road: a “Play for Voices”

Emigration Road: a “Play for Voices”

Emigration Road, presented by Poetry Ireland in association with the National Library of Ireland,  is one of five  “Plays for Voices” devised written and directed by Eamon Grennan from New York and performed by Curlew Theatre Company from Galway.

Emigration Road explores a number of  themes of the great wave of emigration from Ireland to the United States such as ‘The American Wake’ , ‘The Voyage Across the Atlantic’, ‘The Arrival in America’, ‘The Homesickness’ . It also looks at emmigration as  an aspect of contemporary Irish life.

After the performance, there will be an audience discussion with the performers about the piece and on memories of emigration.

This event will take place on Monday, 22 July at 1:05 pm at the National Library of Ireland. No bookings are required and there is no entrance free, so feel free to pop by!

July 16, 2013

JFK and One Giant Leap for Mankind

JFK and One Giant Leap for Mankind

RTÉ 2fm radio presenter Rick O’Shea will be hosting a panel discussion tomorrow, Wednesday the 17th of July, at 7 PM, at the National Library of Ireland on JFK and his space exploration legacy. Panelists will include Karlin Lillington, Technology Journalist with The Irish Times, Dr. Joseph Roche of Trinity College and member of Trinity’s Astrophysics Group, and Kevin Nolan Lecturer at IT Tallaght and author of Mars as a Cosmic Stepping Stone.

Many thanks to the National Library of Ireland and the Festival of Curiosity for their help in coordinating this event! Visit the Festival at http://festivalofcuriosity.ie/ to see a list of their other events!

Featured image courtesy of JFKLibrary.org.: Shows JFK and First Lady viewing the lift-off of Astronaut Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., on the first US manned sub-orbital flight.

 

 

June 7, 2013

Add Your Story: This Week’s Highlights

Add Your Story: This Week’s Highlights

Thank you to all who have contributed to our first week of the JFK Homecoming website! We are excited to have received numerous photographs, videos and stories that commemorate JFK on a personal level.  Some highlights include: Read More

June 7, 2013

Tom Putnam Set to Speak at Our First Event on June 19th

Tom Putnam Set to Speak at Our First Event on June 19th

On Wednesday, June 19th at 1:00pm, Thomas J. Putnam will speak at our first event, “At the Height of His Presidency: John F. Kennedy – June 1963”. This event will be at the National Library on a first come, first serve basis. Read More

April 13, 2013

Launch of the JFK Homecoming Memory Project at the National Library of Ireland

Launch of the JFK Homecoming Memory Project at the National Library of Ireland

On the occasion of President John F. Kennedy’s birthday on May 29th, the National Library of Ireland in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and RTÉ Archives will be launching a social media campaign and website which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of his visit to Ireland in June 1963. The goal of the campaign is to encourage people to share their family stories, photos, memories and thoughts on the visit.
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