Irish History Circle

Monday 27th of November 2017 7:30pm

Monday 27th November 7.30pm

This month’s Irish History Circle meeting will look at a riveting documentary exploring the life, work and sensual poetic imagination of a revolutionary Irish poet, Máire Mac an tSaoi (Mary MacAntee), one of the most acclaimed of Irish Language poets and writers.

Born in Dublin in 1922 her story is set against a backdrop of a tumultuous century in Irish history in which she and her family were centrally involved. Called to the Irish Bar in 1944, a diplomatic career followed in 1949. Máire won the O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award of the Irish American Cultural Institute, 1992 and was also awarded a Doctor of Letters Celt honoris causa by the National University of Ireland in 1992.

The documentary, Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion is a beautiful and revealing chronicle of politics, rural joy and freedom from a lost era. It was voted by the Irish Times as one of the ‘must see’ films in recent years.

The IHC currently meets at The Celtic Club now relocated to  Level 1, 420-424 William Street, Melbourne West.   Entrance is by a narrow door beside the XIN FANG Supermarket on William St. Meetings are open to the public, though please RSVP to Deirdre  Gillespie 0423 080 677 or dtmg3032@gmail.com.