Autumn Term 2014



Tues 16th Jack Burtchael – “Talamh an Éisc : Newfoundland, the story and the Irish”
Mon 22nd Gabriel Murray – The Countess of Desart, Her Life and Charities
Mon 29th
Rudolph Heltzel – PAINT, TATTOOS, FEATHERS, DIAMONDS – 4000 YEARS OF BODY ORNAMENTS. Rudolf, explores in this lecture how, where, when and why people, throughout history, loved to ornament their bodies


Tues 7th Turtle Bunbury – ‘Around the World in 1847 – ‘Wuthering Heights’ in a Global Context’.
Mon 13th / Tues 14th ISBN9780141023540

A wild passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff.  One of the greatest nineteenth century novels, possibly the most original.

Exile from Love

Mon 20th / Tues 21st Kerry Hardie – Poet & Novelist.  Aspects of Exile, Explored Through Poetry and Discussion.


Mon 3rd John McKenna – The Poetry of John Clare
Mon 10th / Tues 11th Kerrie Hardie – Poet & Novelist
Tues 18th James Heaney – “Heaven did not seem to be my home”: Exile & Longing in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights
 Mon 24th / Tues 25th Alan Counihan – Exiles


Mon 1st / Tues 2nd Eibhear Walshe – The Picture of Dorian Gray & Dr. Wilde
Guest Speaker – Padraig Comerford – Wild Life Ranger
Mon 8th / Tues 9th Michael Cody – Writer – Exiles – The Use of Memory

 BOOKS FOR 2014/2015

Autumn 2014Wuthering Heights
Selected Poems John Clare, edited Paul Farley.
The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene

Spring 2015

New selected Poems – Ted Hughes – ISBN 0571173785
The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan – ISBN 9780749399573

Please note All of the books will be looked at in the above order.

Please be sure to get edition recommended, as the use of different editions slows the class.

Stonehouse books will have all of the above (An Independent Kilkenny Bookshop).

A list will be available in other bookshops also.