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Forthcoming Events and News

April 16th: Nicole Flattery, Wendy Erskine and Eoghan Smith will take part in a reading at Books Upstairs, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 on Sunday, April 28th at 3pm. Nicole Flattery’s stories have appeared in The Irish Times, the Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly and other journals. Her debut collection, Show Them a Good Time, has just been published by The Stinging Fly Press in Ireland and Bloomsbury in the UK. Wendy Erskine’s debut short story collection, Sweet Home, was published by The Stinging Fly Press last September and will be published by Picador in the UK in June. Eoghan Smith’s first novel is The Failing Heart (Dedalus Original Fiction). He has published criticism in a wide number of literary publications, including the Dublin Review of Books. He is the author of John Banville: Art and Authenticity.

April 14th: A debate on the legacy of Conor Cruise O'Brien will take place between Niall Meehan and Frank Callinan SC at Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth on Tuesday, April 23rd at 8 pm. The event is organised by the Howth Peninsula Heritage Society. Those wishing to attend are reminded that the event will start at eight o'clock sharp, so it would be best to aim to be there by 7.30 pm.

April 12th:  Tom Wall, author of Dachau to the Dolomites: The Untold Story of the Irishmen, Himmler’s Special Prisoners and the End of World War II, will be in conversation with David Blake Knox at Books Upstairs, D’Olier Street, Dublin on Thursday, April 18th at 6.30 pm. The event is free but space is limited, so please book a seat at [email protected]. Nicole Flattery, Wendy Erskine and Eoghan Smith will be reading at Books Upstairs on Sunday, April 28th at 3pm. Nicole Flattery’s debut collection, Show Them A Good Time, has just been published by The Stinging Fly Press and Bloomsbury.

April 11th: Where townscapes meet seascapes, ports are a significant feature of our nineteenth century urban inheritance. The topographical, environmental and cartographical impact of the port is well represented in the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series, as exemplified by the IHTA published fascicles for Dublin, Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Drogheda, Dundalk, Galway, Limerick, Sligo and Youghal; Cork, Dungarvan and New Ross are forthcoming. The 2019 annual seminar of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas will explore the evolution of port topography on the island of Ireland, as well as its associations with broader nineteenth century urban experience in Britain and Europe. “Seascapes and Townscapes – Ports and the Nineteenth-Century City” is an all-day seminar under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy and Dublin Port Company and will take place on May 17th. Attendance is free but booking is essential (go to www.ria.ie). On the previous day, May 16th, at 6pm, Professor Colm Lennon will give a lecture at Dublin Port HQ on “The Shaping of Dublin Port. Again attendance is free but booking essential.