COMMEMORATION and Memory –
Mary MacKENNA – Thurs 16 Oct. –
The god LUG & St. COLMCILLE –
Dr. Brian LACEY – Thurs. 30 Oct. –
TOLKIEN and Irish Mythology –
Dr. Liam CAMPBELL –Thurs. 27 Nov. –
DETAILS & VENUE Info. : POSTER
Thurs 16 Oct. 2014
Commemorating the Past, Dreaming the Future- Myth as theatre of Memory
The centenaries of foundational events of our states and societies bring an opportunity to reflect on what we think is important about defining moments in our past . Can such stories of the island of Ireland help us towards creative redefinition, to find our bearings today, and to revision our future? An illustrated presentation exploring rituals of commemoration, the international practice of creating public memorials, and myth and the arts in place, narrative and identity
SPEAKER: Mary MacKENNA FRIAI Architect
Thurs 30 Oct. 2014
The god Lug and St Colmcille – competing beliefs in medieval Donegal
The bright god Lug had his greatest victory – the death of the legendary Balar of the Evil Eye, at Samain in the early Irish tale of the Battle of Moytura.
SPEAKER: Dr. Brian LACEY –
Brian Lacey is an archaeologist, the former CEO of the Discovery Programme, a TV presenter and author of many books, which include “Colum Cille and the Columban Tradition“, “Lug’s forgotten Donegal kingdom” INFO, and “Medieval and Monastic Derry” INFO. [ General Info. – see also St. Columba and Trail ]
Thurs 27 Nov 2014
Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien and Irish Mythology
What was Tolkien’s knowledge of Irish mythology, and to what extent may it have influenced his creative output ?An illustrated talk on the observable parallels between Irish myth and JRR Tolkien’s legendarium. Dr. Campbell will discuss his latest research, taking in all Tolkien’s major works.
SPEAKER: Dr. Liam CAMPBELL.
Liam Campbell is a Derry -based lecturer and scholar of English Literature, Language & Creative Writing, and has lectured in English literature for the University of Ulster. He is the author of “The Ecological Augury in the Works of JRR Tolkien” [ INFO & Book ]and has given many talks across Europe and America on Tolkien, ecocriticism and contemporary literature, including the Burren Tolkien Festival 2014 ].
DETAILS –TIME: register from 7.15pm, START 7.30pm for each evening.
VENUE; United Arts Club, 3 Upper FITZWILLIAM St., Dublin 2 MAP
€10 donation – Parking Free after 7pm
Tea, Coffee & Bar available at the Club. POSTER