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“Was Countess Markievicz really a Feminist?” – an evening with Mary Kenny

April 1, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Celebrate the Centenary of the appointment of Countess Markievicz as the first female Government Minister in a modern democracy.

A discussion with Mary Kenny (author of Dearest Old Darling) including a reading from the Markievicz Prison Letters.

Host: Patrick Quigley (Sisters Against the Empire etc.)

Date And Time Thu, 11 April 2019 19:30 – 21:00 Location Polish House 20 Fitzwilliam Place D02 YV58 Dublin 2 Tickets 5.60 euro (You can also get the ticket at the door on the day)

Mary Kenny is one of Ireland’s most versatile writers, the author of an acclaimed biography of William Joyce (“Lord Haw Haw”), Germany Calling, historical studies such as Shamrock and Crown: Love and Hate between Ireland and the British Monarchy, personal reminiscences Something of Myself & Others and polemical works Am I a Feminist? Are You? She also writes fiction, regular columns in the Irish Independent, the Irish Catholic and The Oldie. Her dramatic works include Allegiance on Churchill and Michael Collins and most recently, Dearest Old Darling, based on the prison correspondence of Constance Markievicz and her sister, Eva Gore-Booth.

She will be joined in conversation with Patrick Quigley, author of The Polish Irishman: Life and Times of Count Casimir Markievicz and Sisters against the Empire: Countess Markievicz & Eva Gore-Booth in 1916-17.

We promise a stimulating evening as Mary Kenny explains her attraction to the Gore-Booth sisters and their contested legacy today. The evening will include a reading of extracts from the prison letters with audience questions and discussion.

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