Bealtaine Book Club – Éilís Ní Dhuibhne in Conversation

Literature / Talk



Organization: Bealtaine Festival

Event location: Parnell Square

City/Town: Dublin / Dublin 1

County: Dublin City

Event dates: 22 May 2019 - 22 May 2019

Event Venue: The Irish Writers’ Centre

Event time: 4pm – 5.30pm

Contact phone: 01 415 1295



This event features a conversation between writer Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and Martin Doyle exploring Éilis’ work and career. The event is presented in association with the International Literature Festival Dublin and with the Irish Writers Centre's Ambassador Series. The Bealtaine Writers Group in residence at IWC will contribute to the event with a reading of new works inspired by Éilís’ work. Éilís Ní Dhuibhne was born in Dublin. She was educated at University College Dublin and has a BA in English and a PhD in Irish Folklore. She worked for many years as a librarian and archivist in the National Library of Ireland and has been Writer Fellow in Trinity College and University College Dublin. The author of more than twenty five books, including six collections of short stories, several novels, children’s books, plays and many scholarly articles and literary reviews, her work includes The Dancers Dancing, The Shelter of Neighbours, and Fox, Swallow, Scarecrow. Her most recent books are Selected Stories (Dalkey Archive, 2017) and Twelve Thousand Days. A Memoir. (Blackstaff, 2018). Éilís is also an Irish Writers Centre Ambassador. This event is presented in association with the Irish Writers Centres’ Ambassador programme. Tickets: €8/€7 (concessions)