On Friday evening 16th December 2022, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and guests enjoyed ‘Joyce in music’, a superb opera performance and recital by artists from Ireland, honouring James Joyce’s literary legacy and love of music.
The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival event at the Princess Grace Irish Library was made possible with the generous support of Stonehage Fleming and Culture Ireland.
We're delighted to promote this theatrical event on behalf of The Drama Group of Monaco. Join them for one of the most beloved anglophone traditions - the pantomime! The talented actors will perform John Morley's adaptation of the fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Venue: Théâtre des Variétés, Monaco.
Book online HERE
Dr Rachel Moss is an Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She is an authority on the art and architecture of medieval Ireland. Her talk will focus on the long life of the Book of Kells, regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures and described by some as ‘the most famous manuscript in the world’
A talk by award-winning author Dermot Bolger with dramatic readings by actors from the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society from his play and an insight into his new collection of poems.
An event sponsored by Culture Ireland. The Princess Grace Irish Library is grateful for this valuable support.
Immerse yourself in Irish culture and music at the Princess Grace Irish Library for the 27th Journées Européennes du Patrimoine (Heritage Days). We are open exceptionally Sunday 25th September from 10am to 5.30pm to celebrate this year's theme 'sustainable culture'. In collaboration with l'Académie Rainier III and l'Association des Cartophiles de Monaco.
Our Young Readers in Monaco are lucky to have a special zoom chat with author Marianne McShane.
She will read from her new book, 'The Fog Catcher's Daughter', beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks and published this summer.
The Fog Catcher's Daughter is published by Candlewick Press - available from 7th July 2022.
This Irish evening is organised by the Irish charity, Atlantic Youth Trust, whose chairman is Enda O'Coineen.
Join them at 6pm for a film screening (free entry) - followed by a dinner event at the Yacht Club de Monaco to benefit the Atlantic Youth Trust.
Listen to our 25-minute chat with author Anne Chambers about the legendary Grace O'Malley. Anne has written ten biographies, including the best-selling Grace O’Malley – The Biography of Ireland’s Pirate Queen 1530-1603.
The PGIL was in conversation with Martina Devlin on the eve of Bloomsday about her new novel, Edith, and her play, 'Curves of Emotion' a one-act performance about the Joyces, with an emphasis on Nora as the muse and a stable influence in Joyce’s life. Specially written for the Ulysses centenary, the play was performed by well-known actors Lise-Ann McLaughlin and Nick Dunning.
In conversation with the Princess Grace Irish Library about his new book of short stories, an anecdote about a bench in Dublin for James Joyce's father and flying with U2. Harry reads a story he specially wrote for the occasion.
Harry Crosbie is well-known for 'The Point' (depot) music venue and developing Dublin's docklands.
Our Young Readers in Monaco are so lucky to have a special peek into Marianne McShane's new book and hear her read two pages!
The Fog Catcher's Daughter', beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks is published by Candlewick Press on 7th July 2022.
After the summer holidays Marianne will read the entire book for us in Monaco!
Guided tour of Eileen Gray’s E1027 villa
Visit starts at 5pm (duration: approximately two hours)
Followed by an aperitif in the garden of the villa, overlooking the sea.
Price: 30 Euro
Reserve by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: +377 93 50 12 25
Following the success of last year, the PGIL hosted a Bloomsday event to celebrate the centenary of Ulysses this year with readings from the balcony of the library, the Palace square and other locations. We surpassed last year's brilliant performance!
Bloomsday takes place every year in Dublin and around the world. It celebrates 16th June 1904, which is the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel ‘Ulysses’ and the day he first met his wife Nora Barnacle.
Writer and literary critic Claire Kilroy to give a talk.
The theme of Claire's talk will be about rereading Ulysses during the pandemic. She will give a personal insight into her journey through the modernist masterpiece,
Reserve your seat now! Click for details.
Mary talks to the PGIL about the preview of her film 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey' at the 2022 Monaco Streaming Film festival on Wednesday 1st June at 18h at the Grimaldi Forum. Click HERE to listen to the 12-minute chat.
The film has its US streaming release in two weeks. Click below for the Press Release.
Following our well-received, last collaboration with La Médiathèque de Monaco, the Princess Grace Irish Library is delighted to announce that Dr Regine returns to read from her new children’s book « Franky and the Worry Bees ». Taking place at the Bibliothèque Princesse Caroline at 16h30. Suitable for children from 6 years old.
Reserve your place! Tel: +377 93 15 22 72.
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HSH Prince Albert II, T.S.H. Crown Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella visited Ireland in September 2021.
The photo exhibition of this visit is on view at the Princess Grace Irish Library.
Until 30th April 2022.
It can be viewed daily, Monday – Friday.
Replay of event available.
Award-winning author Nuala O'Connor talks about her latest book, Nora: A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce and actors from the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society perform dramatic readings of personal letters from James Joyce to his wife and muse Nora.
The book 'Nora' is published by New Island Books and named by Dublin City Council and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature as the One Dublin One Book choice for 2022.
We're delighted to promote this event hosted by the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society (MIAS). The talented actors will perform extracts from works by Irish playwright Eugene O’Neill.
Date: Friday 25th March 2022 at 8.30pm.
Venue: The Auditorium du Collège Charles III, Avenue de l’Annonciade, Monaco.
Note: this is not a PGIL event. For tickets contact MIAS.
A reading by Marianne McShane
Reading from her book ‘Rónán and the Mermaid’, Marianne will open up a fascinating world, where you will discover a secret tale of ancient Ireland.
Join us at the library or by zoom.
All are welcome to visit and discover Princess Grace's personal collection of books and music. We will have music playing all day and Irish films to play on demand. Soak up the ambiance and enjoy St Patrick's Day surrounded by Irish culture and literature. Peruse our beautiful facsimile of the Book of Kells - a medieval Irish manuscript from the 9th century, which is on permanent display in Dublin. Enjoy our photo exhibition of the 2021 visit to Ireland by HSH Prince Albert II. Children can have fun colouring, reading and listening to Irish music.
A live lecture at the library
Neal will give an entertaining and informative talk, drawing inspiration from his research for his guidebooks on the history and the public art of the city. As he does on his walking tours of the capital, he will guide us through Dublin statute by statute and sculpture by sculpture. Starts at 7pm.
Author John Banville gives some insight to Ulysses, the masterpiece of modernism, which eludes so many. The award-winning author speaks with two institutions in Monaco and Dublin, Paula Farquharson, Director of the Princess Grace Irish Library (PGIL) in Monaco and Darina Gallagher, Director of the James Joyce Centre in Dublin.
The date 02/02/2022 marks the centenary of the publication of Ulysses by James Joyce in 1922, not in Dublin but in Paris by Shakespeare and Company.
The Princess Grace Irish Library was delighted to participate in celebrations by loaning its first edition #312 of Ulysses to the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris for their exhibition until April 2022. Details HERE of their centenary programme of events.
An e-book to mark 'Ulysses 100' was launched with contributions from around the world, including from Monaco. Click HEREhttps://ulysses100project.com/
Celebrate St Brigid's Day this year with the global Irish family.
With 100 events online and in person and over 40 countries taking part, there's plenty for you to experience, wherever you may be. The PGIL welcomes Evelyn Conlon for a reading of her short story 'Up at the Library'.
Donough Cahill, Executive Director gives a talk on "Dublin and its Georgian buildings in the long eighteenth-century" - an overview of the development and expansion of Dublin during the Georgian period.
The Treaty was signed in London on December 6, 1921 by a delegation mandated by Dáil Éireann and representatives of the British Government. The signing of the Treaty was the event that opened the way to the establishment of the Irish Free State.
The Irish government has a series of events https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/5e8e3-treaty-events/
"Ireland, empire and the early modern world" by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Trinity College Dublin.
Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History (1762)
Children’s author Regine Muradian gives a workshop on writing stories for all ages.
Prior to the Princess Grace Irish Library members visiting E1027, Michael Likierman, President of Cap Moderne Association, spoke to us from Eileen Gray’s villa E1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Dr Lennon, Associate Dean at Villanova University (Philadelphia) will speak about 'Creative Acts - the Dynamics of Artistic Ireland'
This is the first year for 'Journée du Matrimoine' (dedicated to 'Women and Patrimony') to mark the 26th year of celebrating the annual Journées Européennes du Patrimoine. The Princess Grace Irish Library is delighted to participate with an exciting programme.
In our first collaboration with La Médiathèque de Monaco, the Princess Grace Irish Library is delighted to welcome Dr Regine for the reading from her new children’s book « Franky and the Worry Bees ». Taking place at the Bibliothèque Princesse Caroline at 16h. Reservations necessary.
The Ireland Funds Monaco writer-in-residence gives a discourse on the value of literature and libraries and will also read a short story from her new collection, Moving about the Place. Followed by questions and answers.
Enjoy photos and video footage of the first ‘Bloomsday’ in Monaco!
Street performances by actors from the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society.
The audience enjoyed readings from Ulysses and music on the bodhrán as the group wandered through the streets of The Rock and in front of the palace.
The launch of Carol’s new book ‘An Act of Love’ is April 29th. It is about saving lives in the French Alps during the Second World War.
Enjoy the full-length recording of our event – click to listen
On March 17th Ireland celebrated its patron saint, Irish heritage and culture and the world had fun being Irish for a day.
We were delighted to host an event at the library with music and drama.
About her new film ‘A girl from Mogadishu’ (no attendees). A link will be provided.
Lecture by Helen Shenton, Librarian, Trinity College Dublin.
Lecture in English by Prof. Thomas Bartlett, historian, Ireland Fund Monaco academic-in-residence
Lecture and Book-Signing by Pierre Joannon
A talk by Dr Tony Mc Carthy Ireland Fund Monaco writer-in-residence at the Princess Grace Irish Library - March 2019
A lecture by Adrian Frazier - Professor Emeritus, National University of Ireland Galway
Friday 16 November 2018 at 19:30 - A lecture by Kevin Barry - Professor Emeritus at the School of Humanities, NUI Galway
Monday 22 October 2018 at 19:30 - Professor Thomas Bartlett - Emeritus Professor of History - University of Aberdeen
Friday 5 October 2018 at 19:30 - Ireland Fund Monaco Academic-in-Residence
This talk is part of the 2018 PeaceJam Monaco Conference
Ireland Fund Monaco Writer-in-Residence at the Princess Grace Irish Library (under the aegis of Fondation Princesse Grace)
In recent decades, national history has bifurcated, moving both down (micro-history) and up (Atlantic, global history).
A lecture in French, followed by Q&A in French and English
The talk is about three songs all discovered by John S. Doyle
Barry McCrea, Ireland Fund Monaco Writer-in-Residence at the Princess Grace Irish Library is a novelist and Keough Family Chair at the University of Notre Dame where he is a professor in the departments of English, Romance Languages, and Irish Language.
Professor Michael Kenneally is a specialist in modern and contemporary Irish literature, as well as nineteenth-century writing by Irish-Canadian immigrants.
Since 2007, Una has devised and co-ordinated a significant diary of events in celebration of two hundred years since the first publication of Moore’s Irish Melodies.
An illustrated talk by Andrew Biswell, Professor of Modern Literature, Manchester Metropolitan University, Director of the International Burgess Foundation