Talks

PAST INSPIRATIONS

with poet Catherine Phil MacCarthy and historian Fionnuala Walsh

Richmond Barracks

11/10/2019 at 2:30pm

Old documents, paintings, maps and images help us trace the past and uncover our history but poets look at primary documents in a different way to historians. Catherine has been inspired to write poems about various history topics and will read some of her history poems while historian Fionnuala Walsh will contextualise the time for us. Expect to hear about Michael Davitt, Countess Markievicz, Irish artists, and gathering sphaghnum moss during the First World War.

Booking required.