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Department of English Event: ‘Come, let the blazing truth blind': readings by Irish writers on the subject of Mother and Baby Homes

How can we bear witness in literature to suffering, trauma and historical memory? What are the challenges? What are the responsibilities? Bringing together a range of contemporary Irish poets, this online event will feature readings on the subject of Irish Mother and Baby Homes, as well as the wider system of institutions run by church and state. Introduced by Caelainn Hogan, author of Republic of Shame, with readings and/ performances by Kimberly Campanello, Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Connie Roberts, Vicky Langan and Jess Kavanagh, the event is co-funded by Poetry Ireland, Maynooth University and The Arts Council.

When: Saturday, 17 April 2021

Where: Online, tickets from Eventbrite

Mountjoy Prison and Maynooth University Partnership Launch

Maynooth University Access Programme will host the official launch of the Mountjoy Prison Maynooth University Partnership. It will be held online on April 19, 2021, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Mountjoy Prison Maynooth University Partnership is working to provide greater access to higher education opportunities for individuals who are prison experienced providing access to programmes that prepare for life after release and establish a capacity for lifelong learning

When: Monday, 19 April 2021

Where: Virtual Event