CANCELLED: Flann O'Brien readings

Saturday 21 March 2020, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Quiet Man, Melbourne. 

EVENT CANCELLED. Organisers hope to rescheduled at a later date.

Readings from the works of Flann O’Brien
Master of Ceremonies: Deirdre Gillespie & Guest Readers

The Quiet Man Irish Pub, 271 Racecourse Road, Flemington, Melbourne.

Lunch served from 12pm. Bookings: 03-93766232

The Quiet Man Irish Pub

Brexit, Ireland and the Politics of Victimhood

Fintan O’Toole  2020 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Lecture
University of Melbourne, 11 March 2020 6.45-8pm

Brexit is altering the “totality of relationships” on the British-Irish archipelago, perhaps in fundamental ways.

In this lecture, Fintan O’Toole argues that Brexit espouses not just a nationalist narrative of England’s past, but a bizarrely borrowed version of Irish history. At the same time as Ireland has been struggling to transcend a nationalism based on grievance and victimhood, a new English nationalism has emerged that nurtures an (arguably less justified) sense of oppression, shame and of resistance against a supposed colonial master.

Fintan O’Toole  is a columnist with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg visiting lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton University. He is the winner of both the Orwell Prize and the European Press Prize for his work on Brexit. He is currently working on the official biography of Seamus Heaney. His most recent book is Heroic Failure: Brexit and The Politics of Pain (published in the US as The Politics of Pain). 

This is a free public lecture, however registration is required.

11th March 2020 6.45 pm
Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture Theatre
Arts West
Parkville Campus, University of Melbourne. 

MISS seminar: Making Mannix global

February 11, 2020. Dr Darragh Gannon, Queen’s University, Belfast.
2020 O’Donnell Irish Studies Fellow.
Making Mannix global, 1919-1923: a Melbourne reader.
Newman College, Melbourne

Irish Concert – bushfire recovery fundraiser

Saturday 8 February, 7.30 pm. Gaelic Club, Sydney.

Aisling Vaughan Band & The Celtic Tones
Doors open 6.00, concert at 7.30. $20 entry.
All proceeds to Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund

Supported by Irish National Association

St Brigid’s celebration

Thursday 6 February, 7.00 pm. Gaelic Club, Sydney.

Celebrating Irish Australian women’s creativity
Poet Anne Casey, harpist Cliona Molins
Novelist Gabrielle Carey, ABC broadcaster Daniel Browning.
Free event. For details see:

MISS seminar: The Great Irish Famine Online

Michael Murphy, University College Cork will present on the
The Great Irish Famine Online
Tuesday 4th December 2018 at 6pm

A joint project between Geography Department University college Cork and The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

As always this is a free public seminar open to every one. It starts at 6pm in the Oratory at Newman College, Swanston St, Carlton. After the seminar, the speaker usually joins any interested audience members for dinner at a local cafe or hotel.

MISS co-convenors
Philip Bull (La Trobe University)
Frances Devlin-Glass (Deakin University)
Dianne Hall (Victoria University)
Ronan McDonald, (University of Melbourne)
Elizabeth Malcolm (University of Melbourne)