Department of English Event: ‘Come, let the blazing truth blind': readings by Irish writers on the subject of Mother and Baby Homes

How can we bear witness in literature to suffering, trauma and historical memory? What are the challenges? What are the responsibilities? Bringing together a range of contemporary Irish poets, this online event will feature readings on the subject of Irish Mother and Baby Homes, as well as the wider system of institutions run by church and state. Introduced by Caelainn Hogan, author of Republic of Shame, with readings and/ performances by Kimberly Campanello, Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Connie Roberts, Vicky Langan and Jess Kavanagh, the event is co-funded by Poetry Ireland, Maynooth University and The Arts Council.

When: Saturday, 17 April 2021

Where: Online, tickets from Eventbrite

EARMA 2021 Conference, April 14-20

Orla Duke, Programme Manager at SAR Europe will be presenting on the Inspireurope project at this year's EARMA Digital Conference from April 14-20, 2021

When: Wednesday, 14 April 2021 to Tuesday, 20 April 2021


EPALE Community Education Webinar Series

EPALE Community Education Webinar Series aims to explore some key themes relevant to Community Education in Ireland. Please see details about some exciting upcoming webinars that include eminent speakers including our own Camilla Fitzsimons, Lilian Nwanze and also Mae Shaw and Stephen Brookfield. Places are limited to advise you to book early to make sure you get a spot. The webinars are free.

When: Thursday, 01 April 2021 to Wednesday, 06 October 2021


Using MU Library resources effectively in your teaching & work

Training sessions for faculty: March - July 2021

When: Wednesday, 31 March 2021 to Thursday, 29 July 2021

Where: Online

Collaborative learning seminar with University of Makeni, Sierra Leone

The Department of International Development (DID) has a long-established relationship with the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) in Sierra Leone (initiated in Kimmage Development Studies Centre). The Department welcomes its’ renewed engagement with the Department of Development Studies, UNIMAK, particularly in the current context of a global pandemic and the challenges for engagement which that presents.

When: Monday, 15 March 2021 to Tuesday, 27 April 2021