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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? – 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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Ireland’s Generation X? – Claire Kilroy

7 July 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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Previous events at MoLI

Launch of ‘Nora’ by Nuala O’Connor

9 April 2021 | 19.00 | Online

MoLI, in association with New Island Books, is delighted to host the online launch of Nuala O'Connor's latest novel, Nora.  To celebrate the publication, the author will be in conversation with Katherine McSharry, Deputy Director of the National Library of Ireland. 

Described by Edna O'Brien as 'a lively and loving paean to the indomitable Nora Barnacle', O'Connor's new novel follows Nora Barnacle from her first meeting with James Joyce, through her years in Dublin and later across Europe. The novel tracks the Joyces as Nora is torn between their intense and unwavering desire for each other, and the constant anxiety of living hand to mouth, often made worse by her husband's compulsion for company and attention.

MoLI is delighted to partner with the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, where Nuala wrote part of her novel during a residency.

Director’s Book Club

8 April 2021 | 17.00 | Online

The monthly online Director’s Book Club is a lovely way to meet other museum members and share ideas – and to hear from a special guest. The next edition of our Director's Book Club is on Thursday, 8 April, at 5pm. This month, we'll be exploring Acts of Desperation, Megan Nolan's debut novel. Keep an eye out for an announcement of our special guest. If you haven't got a copy, Acts of Desperation is now on sale in the MoLI shop.

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.

Launching ContemporaryIrishWriting.ie

1 April 2021 | 19.00 | Online

MoLI, in partnership with the UCD School of English, Drama and Film, is pleased to launch a new digital platform for Contemporary Irish Writing. The online platform – at ContemporaryIrishWriting.ie – features an exciting selection of 100 titles from the wealth of contemporary Irish literature. The website is a must-use resource for readers, book club members, teachers and enthusiasts! 

To celebrate the launch of ContemporaryIrishWriting.ie, the project team – Professor Margaret Kelleher and Dr Jennifer Preston – speak to MoLI's Director, Simon O'Connor, about the development of the resource. And to give a flavour of the rich body of work featured, the event will include readings by Emilie Pine, Anna Heussaff, Peadar Ó Guilín and Michelle Gallen – four Irish writers included in the project.

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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