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March 14, 2005

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WHAT:             Irish Lecture Series:  “Poetry and the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ ”


WHEN:             7 p.m., Thursday, March 31


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351                         

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         Gerald Dawe, Burns Library Professor of Irish Studies at Boston College for 2004-05 and a prominent Irish poet, will give the fifth lecture of Catholic University’s 20th Irish Studies Speakers Series. Dawe will discuss “Poetry and the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ ” from his own unique perspective. Born in Belfast and educated in Northern Ireland, Dawe has been a lecturer in English and a director of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing at Trinity College in Dublin since 1987. He has published several poetry collections, including “The Lundy’s Letter” (1985), which was awarded the Macaulay Fellowship in Literature.

The Irish speakers series features lectures by visiting scholars and artists from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the United States who discuss Irish arts, history and politics. The next lecture is April 7.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about the series, contact Robert Mahony, professor of English, at mahony@cua.edu or 202-319-5488.


SPONSOR:       CUA Center for Irish Studies


MEDIA:             To cover the event, contact Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.











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