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Remembering Michael Hartnett – A language Seldom Spoken

April 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In association with Foras na Gaeilg.

A timely lecture, in Irish and English, on the work of Co Limerick poet Michael Hartnett, whose 20th anniversary occurs this year. Dr John McDonagh and Dr Stephen Newman of Mary Immaculate College will look at examples of his poetry in Irish following his ‘Farewell to English’ in 1975. I will also discuss his translation of poems by 17th century Limerick poet, Dáibhí Ó Bruadair. Dr John McDonaghwill also explore Hartnett’s Inchicore Haiku poems from 1985 and some poems charting his closest personal relationships.

Dr John Mc Donagh is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. He is the author of five books, including works on Brendan Kennelly, Michael Hartnett and Paul Durcan.
Originally from Milford, Co. Cork, Dr Stephen Newman work

s in the Department of Irish, MIC. Among his interests are: Modern literature in the Irish language, the Blasket Autobiographies and the Irish manuscript tradition’. You have my info I believe.  Admission is Free.


Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue Name: Limerick City Library
Address: Michael St.,

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Organizer Name: Limerick Writers’ Centre

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