Launching Handbook of the Irish Revival
 

Launching Handbook of the Irish Revival

Voices from the Irish Revival

On Monday 22 June, Voices from the Irish Revival celebrated the launch of Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Cultural and Political Writings 1891 – 1922, edited by Declan Kiberd and P.J. Mathews and published by Abbey Theatre Press.

On this special evening, President Michael D. Higgins gave a special address, Dr Anne Dolan (Trinity College Dublin) gave a response to the book, and editors Declan Kiberd and P.J. Mathews sat down in conversation with Aideen Howard, former Literary Director of the Abbey Theatre.

We also heard music from the acclaimed musician Colm Mac Con Iomaire, and best-loved actors Jane Brennan and Ali White performed extracts from the Handbook.

Take a look back at this celebratory evening with the videos below.

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President Michael D. Higgins


Dr Anne Dolan

Featured extracts, performed by Jane Brennan and Ali White:

· J.M. Synge – ‘Can We Go Back Into Our Mother’s Womb?’ A letter to the Gaelic League by a Hedge Schoolmaster (1907) | Performed by Jane Brennan
· James Joycefrom: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) | Performed by Ali White
· George Bernard Shawfrom: The Irish Statesman (1928) | Performed by Jane Brennan

Editors Declan Kiberd and P.J. Mathews in conversation with Aideen Howard

Featured extracts, performed by Jane Brennan and Ali White:

· Mary Columfrom: Life and the Dream (1947) | Performed by Ali White
· Maud Gonne – ‘Letter to W.B. Yeats’ (November 1916) | Performed by Jane Brennan
·Sean (Joe) Keegan – The Countermanding Order (1916) | Performed by Ali White
· Percy French – ‘The Queen’s After-Dinner Speech’ (1900) | Performed by Jane Brennan

Three pieces from musician Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Handbook of the Irish Revival offers a fresh insight into the fascinating Irish Revival. Showcasing texts that have never been readily available to the public before, this vibrant collection promises to shed surprising new light on this formative period.

Handbook of the Irish Revival is available to buy from our website here.

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