How Far We Have Travelled

Literature / Talk



Organization: Age & Opportunity

Event location: Smock Alley Theatre,

City/Town: Dublin / Essex Street East

County: Dublin City

Event dates: 27 May 2017 - 27 May 2017

Event Venue:

Event time: 4pm

Contact phone: 018057709



The title 'How Far We Have Travelled' is borrowed from a book of reportage by the late Mary Holland, a heroic figure in Irish journalism. Responding to the Bealtaine 2017 theme of activism and the collective, 'How Far We Have Travelled' will feature a discussion with some of the women in Ireland, who in one way or another, have forged a modern identity for the country through their work as broadcasters and journalists. These speakers have voiced and articulated what the Irish public have known and felt over the recent decades. Joining us for this discussion are Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman, Journalists Susan McKay, Ann Marie Hourihane and Doireann Ni Bhriain, producer Betty Purcell, and in the Chair, Irish Times journalist and daughter of Mary Holland, Kitty Holland. Together we will consider, how far we have travelled in Ireland, and indeed, have yet to go. Presented in association with International Literature Festival Dublin