Celebrating Dorothy Macardle with Dr Leeann Lane and Nuala O Connor.
16.00 Saturday 23rd November
Venue: The Dingle Bookshop
”I am a propagandist, unrepentant and unashamed’’ (Dorothy Macardle, June 1939)
Dorothy Macardle – teacher, playwright, journalist and novelist – is best known as the author of The Irish Republic (1937), the first history of the revolutionary period from an anti-Treaty perspective. This biography by Dr Leeann Lane places Macardle in the context of her republicanism after 1916 and later within the politics and religious ethos of the post-colonial state – revealing a determined, intelligent and independently minded woman.
Leeann and Nuala will talk about Macardle, her role in Irish society against the backdrop of republicanism after 1916.
Nuala O’Connor lives in Co. Galway. In 2019 she won the James Joyce Quarterly competition to write the missing story from Dubliners, ‘Ulysses’. Her fourth novel, Becoming Belle, was recently published to critical acclaim in Ireland, the US and the UK. She is currently writing a bio-fictional novel about Nora Barnacle, wife and muse to James Joyce. Nuala is editor at new flash e-zine Splonk. www.nualaoconnor.com