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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.
Let us not forget that Ireland also boasts four Nobel Prize winners for literature:
- W B Yeats 1923
- George Bernard Shaw 1925
- Samuel Beckett 1969
- and Seamus Heaney 1995
On 26 September, MIAS shall contribute a small reading of texts for the Matrimoine Culturel (Women’s influence in Ireland) at the Princess Grace Irish Library. This is the first year for ‘Journée du Matrimoine‘ (dedicated to ‘Women and Patrimony’) to mark the 26th year of celebrating the annual Journées Européennes du Patrimoine.
We are delighted to announce the First “Bloomsday in Monaco” with the Princess Grace Irish Library and MIAS on 16 June. For those of you who can please feel free to stroll with us on a jocular Joycean journey through the streets of old Monaco. For those of you who can’t be with us – wish us the best and, why not, plan to support us next year for the Bloomsday Centenary. Go mbeirimid beo ag an am seo aris.
MIAS was invited by the Princess Grace Irish Library to provide a short performance on St Patrick’s Day this year, together with a musical interlude by the Academie de Musique, which was filmed.
We were very honoured to give a command performance for H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco.
Photo courtesy of the Princess Grace Irish Library
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