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Apple-tricks and the dangers of dirty water: Irish words and stories associated with Hallowe’en (Live ZOOM Event)

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Date(s) - 30/10/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


A History of Ireland in 100 Words, by Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Gregory Toner, was published by the Royal Irish Academy in October 2019. Covering a vast range of subjects, including murder, bee-keeping, star-gazing and hair-styles, the aim of the book was to explore the history of Gaelic Ireland in the words used by its people. Subsequently shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019, A History of Ireland in 100 Words has attracted extensive media coverage since its launch, including a cover feature in the Irish Times Saturday magazine.

A stunning mobile exhibition, based on the book and entitled ‘A History of Ireland in 10 Words’, opens at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast, on 1 October 2020. In celebration, the authors invite you to join them for a ‘virtual gathering’ with a Hallowe’en theme, exploring Irish words, tales and history in a series of short presentations and open conversation. New material, written especially for this event, will be revealed and questions from the audience are warmly welcomed.

Friday 30th October, 7pm • ZOOM • CLICK HERE to register

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