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Lecture at The Linenhall Arts Centre.
28, Feb 2011 - 17:16

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LECTURE by Dr Tom Duddy, under the auspices of the Linenhall Arts Centre. - From Folklore to Philosophy: The Life and Work of William Larminie of Castlebar a talk by Tom Duddy, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, NUI Galway.Poet, folklorist and translator William Larminie was born in Castlebar in 1849.
Dr, Tom Duddy, NUI Galway.
In this talk, Tom Duddy will give a brief account of Larminie's life, and then discuss the three areas in which Larminie made a meaningful contribution to Irish cultural life - the collection of the folklore of the West of Ireland, and the advocacy of both Irish poetry and Irish philosophy. Among the works discussed will be Larminie's West Irish Folk-Tales and Romances, his own poetry, and his translation of the work of the great Irish-born philosopher John Scottus Eriugena. Tom Duddy teaches Philosophy in the School of Humanities at NUI Galway. His academic publications include A History of Irish Thought and, as editor, Dictionary of Irish Philosophers. He has also published two volumes of poetry - The Small Hours and The Hiding Place. This talk is part of the ‘Humanities in the West' series of talks sponsored by the School of Humanities, NUI Galway.Admission: FREE

Venue: Linenhall Arts Centre

Address: Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Thursday 3rd March @ 8.00pm

Tel: 094 9023733

Email: linenhall@anu.ieWebsite:

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