Her mother's daughter? The formative years of the writer, Maeve Brennan. A free illustrated talk with Irish Historian, Sinéad McCoole.

 

Her mother's daughter? The formative years of the writer, Maeve Brennan. A free illustrated talk with Irish Historian, Sinéad McCoole.

This illustrated talk will take place in Wexford Town Library on Thursday 20th April from 7pm to 8.30pm.

The talk is FREE and all are welcome.

To book your place, please call 053 919 6760.

This illustrated talk will explore the story of Anastasia Bolger, who became known as Úna Brennan, and her daughter Maeve Brennan. Sinéad will discuss Úna Brennan’s part in the Rising and her arrest in its aftermath (already pregnant with Maeve) and the formation of Maeve Brennan, the writer, tracing her life from early years during the War of Independence and Civil War, to her father Bob Brennan's career which brought the family to America.

Using excerpts from Maeve Brennan’s writing, Sinéad will examine the impact of a revolutionary childhood on the New Yorker writer.

Sinéad McCoole is an Irish historian, author, broadcaster, script writer, historical and picture researcher and exhibition curator.

 

 

Dates: 
Thu 20th Apr 2017