Speakers' Gallery


The Library is a very active centre for all things Irish. Its annual season of lectures and readings has featured distinguished speakers including Seamus Heaney (Nobel Prize for Literature 1995), Ambassador Anne Anderson, Ambassador Paul Kavanagh, Sebastian Barry, Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch, Enoch Brater, Turtle Bunbury, Anthony Burgess, Andrew Carpenter, Anthony Cronin, Patrick Crotty, Michel Déon (Académie Française), Carol Drinkwater, Desmond Egan, Brian Fallon, Desmond FitzGerald (The Knight of Glin), Garret FitzGerald, Christopher Fitz-Simon, Roy Foster, Ian Fox, Nicola Gordon-Bowe, Godfrey Graham, Hugo Hamilton, Peter Harbison, Pierre Joannon, Jennifer Johnston, Michael Longley, Bernard MacLaverty, Muriel McCarthy, John Montague, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Colm Ó Briain, Séamas Ó Catháin, Edna O'Brien, Robert O'Byrne, Kevin O'Dwyer, Jane Ohlmeyer, Eliza Pakenham, Homan Potterton, Sheila Pratschke, Ann Saddlemyer, Tim Severin, Gerard Stembridge, Colm Tóibín, Pearse Walsh, Patricia Noonan Walsh, Brendan Walsh, Alex Ward, Jeremy Williams... and many others. The choice of subjects is vast in order to appeal to a wide audience.

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