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April 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

0006a7fb-642Pawel Strzelecki

The life of Pawel Strzelecki isn’t very well documented in Ireland, despite the fact that he changed the course of many Irish people’s lives.

This week, to mark the PolskaEire Festival, his life will be celebrated by Hanna Dowling, the secretary of the Irish Polish Society.

Louise Denvir spoke to Hanna about Pawel’s life and work.

Who was Count Markievicz?

Myles spoke to Pat Quigley, the biographer of Casimir Markievicz, the Polish artist. playwright and theatre director, best known to us as the husband of Constance Markievicz.

Pat Quigley’s book The Polish Irishman: The Life and Times of Casimir Markievicz is published by The Liffey Press.

And as part of the 2015 PolskaÉire festival, Pat will be giving a lecture this Wednesday the 25th of March at 1PM at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, entitled Casimir and Constance Markievicz: Artists in Poland and Ukraine.

He’ll also be conducting a walking tour of Dublin this Saturday the 28th of March, all about the city as Constance and Casimir knew it. Assemble on the day at 10.30AM at Connolly Books, 43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Click here for more information on the PolskaEire festival, and to view a full programme of events.

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