June 29, 2021

This week censored literature, port history and an online exhibition about Cork in 1920. Also do look at our recently released 2021 programme which you can see here – most will be free to view on our website over the Festival weekend, and tickets for paid events go on sale in early July.

Nano Nagle Place have put online their exhibition Small Lives: at Home in Cork in 1920 featuring the stories of lives lived inside and outside the North and South Presentation Convents in that extraordinary year.

Also related to the Decade of Centenaries, we logged in this week to an interesting discussion – War in Peacetime: The British in Ireland 1920-21 – featuring Dr Edward Madigan and Professor Dan Todman. It was hosted by the the National Army Museum in London and you can watch it here.

Another online exhibition we discovered is about the Women’s Pioneer Housing organisation, set up in London in 1920 to provide homes for women. Its founder was the remarkable Etheldred Browning, born in Dublin in 1869 and an artist, suffragette and activist.

Liverpool and Dublin: as one of a series of discussions hosted by the Little Museum of Dublin Festival contributor Lar Joye, Port Heritage Director with the Dublin Port Company, discusses the history of the ports of Dublin and Liverpool with Ian Murphy, Head of Merseyside Maritime Museum.

And finally to mark Bloomsday on 16 June, the RIA published on its blog an article about authors who were banned in Ireland. This is also a subject explored very entertainingly by Festival contributor Aoife Bhreatnach on her podcast Censored!, which we can highly recommend.