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Events

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

January Director’s Book Club

31 January 2023 | 17.00 | Online

For our next Director's Book Club – on Tuesday, 31 January, at 5pm on Zoom– we will be reading Alice Ryan's debut novel, There’s Been a Little Incident, with the author joining us to discuss the book. Check the latest MoLI Members' Bulletin for details, or become a member today to join the book club. We also have a number of copies of the book available in the MoLI shop, as well as a book bundle featuring the books for the first three book club sessions. 

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Launch of The Writer’s Torch: Reading Stories from The Bell

1 February 2023 | 20.00 | MoLI

Join MoLI and The Stinging Fly on Wednesday, 1 February, at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm) for the launch of The Writer's Torch: Reading Stories from The BellThe Writer's Torch, edited by Phyllis Boumans, Elke D'hoker and Declan Meade, brings together eighteen short stories originally published during the 1940s and 1950s in Dublin's iconic literary magazine, The Bell. Each story in the anthology is followed by a specially commissioned response from a leading contemporary writer. For the launch event, Phyllis Boumans will be joined by Evelyn Conlon, Mia Gallagher, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and Philip Ó Ceallaigh who will discuss their responses to stories by Kate O'Brien, Val Mulkerns, Margaret Barrington and Frank O'Connor. Guest Speaker: Dr Paul Delaney.The event will be followed by a drinks reception. 
The Stinging Fly is supported by The Arts Council and the T.S. Eliot Foundation.

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February First Fridays

3 February 2023 | 18.00 | MoLI

Join us on Friday, 3 February, from 6pm to 9pm for First Fridays. The museum will be open late, with free admission and a range of programmed events, including a talk by Clare O'Connor on climate action and a reading by Nithy Kasa. The Commons Café will also be open late.

Please note for February all events are extremely limited capacity (due to performances of Ulysses 2.2 Episode 18 – Old Ghosts taking place in the museum) and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Your ticket does not guarantee entry to the events, just to the exhibitions.

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March Director’s Book Club

28 March 2023 | 17.00 | Online

For our March Director's Book Club – on Tuesday, 28 March, at 5pm on Zoom– we will be reading Brendan Behan's book, The Borstal Boy, with writer Patrick McCabe joining us to discuss the book. Check the latest MoLI Members' Bulletin for details, or become a member today to join the book club. We also have a number of copies of the book available in the MoLI shop, as well as a book bundle featuring the books for the first three book club sessions. 

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May Director’s Book Club

30 May 2023 | 17.00 | Online

For our May Director's Book Club – on Tuesday, 30 May at 5pm on Zoom– we will be reading Anne Enright's novel, The Gathering, with the author joining us to discuss the book. Check the latest MoLI Members' Bulletin for details, or become a member today to join the book club. We also have a number of copies of the book available in the MoLI shop, as well as a book bundle featuring the books for the first three book club sessions.

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Previous events at MoLI

May Director’s Book Club

30 May 2023 | 17.00 | Online

For our May Director's Book Club – on Tuesday, 30 May at 5pm on Zoom– we will be reading Anne Enright's novel, The Gathering, with the author joining us to discuss the book. Check the latest MoLI Members' Bulletin for details, or become a member today to join the book club. We also have a number of copies of the book available in the MoLI shop, as well as a book bundle featuring the books for the first three book club sessions.

March Director’s Book Club

28 March 2023 | 17.00 | Online

For our March Director's Book Club – on Tuesday, 28 March, at 5pm on Zoom– we will be reading Brendan Behan's book, The Borstal Boy, with writer Patrick McCabe joining us to discuss the book. Check the latest MoLI Members' Bulletin for details, or become a member today to join the book club. We also have a number of copies of the book available in the MoLI shop, as well as a book bundle featuring the books for the first three book club sessions. 

February First Fridays

3 February 2023 | 18.00 | MoLI

Join us on Friday, 3 February, from 6pm to 9pm for First Fridays. The museum will be open late, with free admission and a range of programmed events, including a talk by Clare O'Connor on climate action and a reading by Nithy Kasa. The Commons Café will also be open late.

Please note for February all events are extremely limited capacity (due to performances of Ulysses 2.2 Episode 18 – Old Ghosts taking place in the museum) and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Your ticket does not guarantee entry to the events, just to the exhibitions.

Launch of The Writer’s Torch: Reading Stories from The Bell

1 February 2023 | 20.00 | MoLI

Join MoLI and The Stinging Fly on Wednesday, 1 February, at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm) for the launch of The Writer's Torch: Reading Stories from The BellThe Writer's Torch, edited by Phyllis Boumans, Elke D'hoker and Declan Meade, brings together eighteen short stories originally published during the 1940s and 1950s in Dublin's iconic literary magazine, The Bell. Each story in the anthology is followed by a specially commissioned response from a leading contemporary writer. For the launch event, Phyllis Boumans will be joined by Evelyn Conlon, Mia Gallagher, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and Philip Ó Ceallaigh who will discuss their responses to stories by Kate O'Brien, Val Mulkerns, Margaret Barrington and Frank O'Connor. Guest Speaker: Dr Paul Delaney.The event will be followed by a drinks reception. 
The Stinging Fly is supported by The Arts Council and the T.S. Eliot Foundation.

January Director’s Book Club

31 January 2023 | 17.00 | Online

For our next Director's Book Club – on Tuesday, 31 January, at 5pm on Zoom– we will be reading Alice Ryan's debut novel, There’s Been a Little Incident, with the author joining us to discuss the book. Check the latest MoLI Members' Bulletin for details, or become a member today to join the book club. We also have a number of copies of the book available in the MoLI shop, as well as a book bundle featuring the books for the first three book club sessions. 

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