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MoLI hosts a programme of events across the museum, including performances, readings, talks and workshops. Join our newsletter below to hear about upcoming events, or become a member to benefit from advance booking.

Upcoming events at MoLI

Ireland’s Generation X? – Claire Kilroy

3 March 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Presented by MoLI in partnership with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Join Professor Barry McCrea with writer Claire Kilroy in this edition of Ireland's Generation X?, a series of conversations about Ireland's in-between generation.

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Director’s Book Club

11 March 2021 | 17.00 | Online

MoLI members are invited to the Director's Book Club! The next edition of our Director's Book Club is on Thursday, 11 March at 5pm. This month, we'll be exploring Show Them a Good Time, Nicole Flattery's debut short story collection – described as 'a masterclass in the short story' by Sally Rooney. We're delighted that Nicole will join MoLI's Director, Simon O'Connor, in discussing the book. And if you haven't got a copy, Show Them a Good Time is now on sale in the MoLI shop

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Ireland’s Generation X? – Paul Murray

18 March 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Join Professor Barry McCrea with writer Paul Murray in this edition of Ireland's Generation X?, a series of conversations about Ireland's in-between generation.

“Generation X” describes the group of people born between 1965 and 1985, a generation caught between Baby Boomers and Millennials characterised by anti-establishment slacker culture, cynicism, irony, and— after the global economic crash — negative equity. An American term describing American lives, the moniker perhaps fails to accurately represent the experience of those who came of age during the 1980s and 1990s in Ireland. This series invites artists and writers who grew up in an Ireland shaped by the Troubles, social justice movements, EU membership, the Peace Process, and the Celtic Tiger, to share their work and reflect on the social and cultural influences at home and abroad.

Presented by MoLI in partnership with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

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Ireland’s Generation X? – Nick Laird

7 April 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Presented by MoLI in partnership with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Join Professor Barry McCrea with writer Nick Laird in this edition of Ireland's Generation X?, a series of conversations about Ireland's in-between generation.

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Ireland’s Generation X? – Caitriona Lally

5 May 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Presented by MoLI in partnership with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Join Professor Barry McCrea with writer Caitriona Lally in this edition of Ireland's Generation X?, a series of conversations about Ireland's in-between generation.

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Ireland’s Generation X? – Mark O’Halloran

2 June 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Presented by MoLI in partnership with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Join Professor Barry McCrea with writer and actor Mark O'Halloran in this edition of Ireland's Generation X?, a series of conversations about Ireland's in-between generation.

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Previous events at MoLI

Director’s Book Club

11 February 2021 | 17.00 | Online

MoLI members are invited to the Director's Book Club! See the MoLI members' bulletin for a sign-up link and reading list.

Ireland’s Generation X? – Ian Lynch (Lankum)

3 February 2021 | 19.00

Join Professor Barry McCrea with musician Ian Lynch in this edition of Ireland's Generation X?, a series of conversations about Ireland's in-between generation.

“Generation X” describes the group of people born between 1965 and 1985, a generation caught between Baby Boomers and Millennials characterised by anti-establishment slacker culture, cynicism, irony, and— after the global economic crash — negative equity. An American term describing American lives, the moniker perhaps fails to accurately represent the experience of those who came of age during the 1980s and 1990s in Ireland. This series invites artists and writers who grew up in an Ireland shaped by the Troubles, social justice movements, EU membership, the Peace Process, and the Celtic Tiger, to share their work and reflect on the social and cultural influences at home and abroad.

Presented by MoLI in partnership with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature: Stephen Sexton/ Carlo Gébler

28 January 2021 | 19.00 | Online

The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature is awarded annually for an outstanding body of work by an emerging Irish writer under 40 years of age. Irish poet Stephen Sexton was recently awarded the Rooney Prize for his works Oils  & If All the World and Love Were Young. In this online event, he will be in conversation with writer Carlo Gébler about his work.

Frederick Douglass in Ireland

26 January 2021 | 19.00 | Online

Born into slavery in the early 19th century, writer and activist Frederick Douglass remains one of the most important and influential figures of the American abolitionist movement. With Douglass' great-great-granddaughter Nettie Washington Douglass in conversation with historian Professor Christine Kinealy and Dennis Brownlee (founder and president of African American Irish Diaspora Network), this online event coincides with MoLI's exhibition about Frederick Douglass. Hosted by MoLI in partnership with the African American Irish Diaspora Network and the Department of Foreign Affairs, the event will be introduced by Ciarán Madden, Consul General of Ireland in New York.

Past/Present/Pride: Mary Dorcey

21 January 2021 | 19.00 | Online

 In the next episode of Past/Present/Pride, a series of conversations that celebrates LGBTI+ writers, psychologist Dr Paul D'Alton speaks to poet and fiction writer Mary Dorcey

Past/Present/Pride is a collaboration between MoLI and UCD’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme. Over the last number of years UCD has made an explicit commitment to promoting an inclusive community where people identifying as LGBTI+ feel safe, valued and provided equal opportunity.

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