Michael Keyes charts the links between money and the advance of nationalist politics in nineteenth century Ireland. Beginning with the ‘Catholic Rent’ the story of how pounds, shillings and pence fuelled the shift in power from the landed elite to democratic nationalism is explored. Daniel O’Connell became the ‘paid servant’ of the Irish people who raised vast sums to keep him in Parliament but he struggled to counter the economic advantage of landlord backed Tory candidates at election time.
Later Parnell would take on the landlords in a land war that was funded almost exclusively by American dollars and it was American money that funded his highly effective party political machine that came close to winning Home Rule. Michael Keyes completed a PhD in history at NUI Maynooth in 2009. His book, Funding the Nation: money and nationalist politics in 19thcentury
Ireland was published by Gill and Macmillan in 2011.
Time: 2pm, Tuesday 18th
Price: Free Location: Meeting Point outside the Barge Pub, Charlemont Street, Dublin 2.
Tour to be led by historian, Pat Liddy and last approximately 90 minutes. All welcome.This event forms part of Dublin City Council’s ‘Let’s Walk & Talk’ programme of events.
Time: 7pm, Tuesday 18th
Price: €7 Location: Sandford Church
Eoin Flood is a classical guitar performer based in Ireland. Eoin began his studies with John Feeley at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. This year he auditioned and was accepted into The Manhatten School of Music in New York and is due to study with guitarist Mark Delpriora there in September. This recital will feature some of the great works for classical guitar and should be a very enjoyable evening.
Time: 8pm, Monday 17th
Price: €10 Location: The Salon, 10, St Annes, Northbrook Road, Dublin 6.
Renowned Concert pianist Kevin Fitzpatrick comes to Ranelagh to play a selection of the delectable 19 Valses, 6 preludes, 4 etudes of Fredrick Chopin. This should be an evening of joy, pathos and zest as expressed in these beautiful tone poems.
Enda Reilly and Stephen James Smith
Time: 8pm, Tuesday 18th
Price: €5 Location: Village Market
Dublin singer-songwriter Enda Reilly writes in both English and Irish, and his Irish songs can be heard regularly on RTE Radio na Gaeltachta. He also reaches out to younger generations through his Climate Change Songs Workshops initiative, bringing fun songs and environmental issues into schools and other groups. Stephen James Smith is a remarkable spoken word poet and a bit of a legend in Dublin. He is a multi award winning poet and playwright. He has performed at numerous literary fe stivals, such as the Dublin Writers’ Festival, the Festival of World Cultures and the Electric Picnic to name a few. To gether they effo rtlessly blend music, spoken word and the odd bit of Gaeilge thrown in! One not to be missed!
Time: 8pm, Tuesday 18th
Price: €10 Location: Upstairs in Arts Centre
A Play in One Act Devised and Performed by
Sinéad Flynn and Aisling Meehan. Presented by
Confessions of a.... Theatre Company.
A darkly comic tale about childhood with a twist... Meet Jennifer and Elizabeth Lynch - two sisters given the unenviable but inevitable task of clearing out their Father’s home after his death. Daddy’s-girl Elizabeth - who takes after their writer father-, just wants to drink wine, look at photos and reminisce. Jennifer, the organised one, wants to pack everything away in boxes and get out of there as quickly as possible. As the sisters confront the past their evening of clearing and sorting becomes a shocking battle for the truth...