Welcome to the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society website. Our aim
is to promote Irish literature and the arts by various means,
such as public readings, stage presentations, lectures and friendly
get togethers, and even musical evenings for the enjoyment and entertainment
of all those interested, not only in the works of our great writers
and artists, but also in Irish folklore.
For a comparatively small country, Ireland has made a disproportionate
contribution to world literature in both the
Irish and English languages. The island's most widely-known
literary works are those of James Joyce, Brian Friel, Jonathan Swift
and Oscar Wilde.
not forget that Ireland also boasts four Nobel Prize winners for
- W B Yeats
- George Bernard Shaw
- Samuel Beckett
- and more recently, Seamus Heaney
Our next show will be on Friday, 24 March 2017 and will consist of two plays by Brian Friel, who died in October, last year:
- An adaptation of Faith Healer, and
- The Bear, an adaptation of Chekov's play, published under the title Three Plays After.
Our last event was The Abbey Theatre, W B Yeats and Lady Gregory, a commemoration of the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising and held on Friday, 18 March, 2016, with a repeat performance on Saturday, 26 March at Salle Saint Exupéry, Menton at the request of the British Association of Menton.
Our 20th Anniversary Celebration was held on Friday, 14 March 2014. Click here for details of our programme.
H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco attended the performance on the works and sayings of Brendan Behan, the 20th Century's most controversial Irish dramatist and drinker, at the Auditorium of the Lycée Techique... (more)