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Exhibition ‘IRISH IN ITALY’ – Irish Literature and Politics in Italy in the First Half of the 20th Century

Italian Institute of Culture
17:00 - 20:00
Booking required
All Ages


‘Irish in Italy’ exhibition illustrates the complex relationship and interactions between the literary landscape and the political exchanges between the two nations during the first half of the 20th century.

At the start of the century in Italy, Irish literature was primarily identified with the Celtic Revival. The ‘Irishness’ of writers such as Stoker, Wilde, Shaw and Joyce generally passed unnoticed. It was only thanks to a few passionate scholars that the Italian public was made aware of the intricacies of Irish literature and started perceiving it as a separate entity within the system of literatures in English.

‘Irish in Italy’ displays several important documents such as letters by Pavese, Montale, Yeats, and rare first editions of Irish literary works in Italian.

1st Floor - Free access - Guided tours of approx. 20 min (limited availability) will run at 17:45 and at 18:20.

This event is part of the European Culture Trail – a EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture) initiative in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Ireland.
Immerse yourself in the diversity of European languages and cultures on the European Culture Trail, where delights from different European countries await you.

European Commission (Europe House)
French Embassy @ National Gallery of Ireland
Alliance Française
Goethe-Institut Irland
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Embassy of Luxembourg in Dublin
Embassy of the Republic of Malta
Embassy of Portugal
Embassy of Romania to Ireland
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
Instituto Cervantes Dublin

For those visiting European Culture Trail events in person, you are invited to download our “European Culture Trail Treasure Hunt” passport here – – and collect stamps or signatures at each stop. The passports with the most stamps at the end of the night will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win some wonderful prizes.


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