Programme 2022

FRIDAY JULY 29th 2022
Venue: Monasterevin Community Centre
4.00 pm: Art Exhibition: Artists for Peace
Curator: Ann Scully RSM
Venue: Moore Abbey, Baronial Hall
with the piano of John Count McCormack

8.00 pm: Concert: Aaron Doyle, Tenor
Accompanied on piano by Donal Hennessy, Aaron will sing a varied
programme including Classical, Modern and Irish traditional songs.

Venue: Monasterevin Community Centre
11.00 am: Lecture: Dan Carmody
Topic: Should Hopkins have come to Ireland?
In this talk, Dan Carmody will explore the experiences of Hopkins in
Ireland and Hopkins’s attitude to the Irish through an examination of
his correspondence.

12.00 noon: Lecture: Richard O’Rourke
Topic: Hopkins, Punchestown and the Poisoning of the Hounds
In this talk Richard O’Rourke will speak on the background to Hopkins’
reference to ‘Punchestown & the Poisoning of the Hounds’ in his letter
to R W Dixon of 22nd Dec 1887.

1.00 PM-2.15 pm: Lunch Break

Venue: Monasterevin Community Centre
2.30 pm: Poetry Reading: Anni Wilton-Jones, Poet
Anni will read her own poetry.
3.00 pm: My Favourite Hopkins Poem
All those who wish to do so are invited to read a Hopkins poem of their

Call for Papers 2023
The Monasterevin Hopkins Society is always
interested in promoting scholarship in
Hopkins and all things Hopkinsian.
We invite persons interested in presenting a
paper at our Festival to contact us on

Patron: Schlötter Ireland
William Carmody and Mason Hayes and Curran
Moore Abbey and Muiriosa Foundation,
Presentation Generalate, Monasterevin
Kildare County Council
JH Fitzpatrick LTD, Monasterevin

in association with
Monasterevin Hopkins Society
Presents an Art Exhibition
To be held in
Monasterevin Community Centre
Including works by:
National and local artists
Official Opening: Friday, July 29th at 4.00 pm
Exhibitions will run until Sunday, July 31st

Accommodation Monasterevin 2022

  1. Castle View, Lackaghmore, Kildare, Co. Kildare, W34 C525.Ph:045521816/0868224092;;
  2. Cloncarlin House, Globeisland, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare W34 W229; Ph:045525722;; Email:
  3. Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois, R32 PW10; Ph:0578645500;;
  4. Old Rectory, The, Drogheda St., Monasterevin, W34 EF88; Ph:0862313785;
  5. Robins Rest, Old Grange Avenue, Monasterevin, Co Kildare, W34 C525; Ph: 0864469282;
  6. Venice of Ireland Tavern & Bar, Main St., Monasterevin, Co. Kildare, R34 R1W0;

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