National Literary Society


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Family and Intimate relationships Dora Sigerson
George Sigerson , DS 's father, was a doctor specialising in nervous disorders (a new area of research), a poet, and a Gaelic scholar. He lectured on biology at the National University of Ireland ...
politics Maud Gonne
Maud Gonne became an Irish nationalist during her father's lifetime; she influenced him to espouse the cause of Home Rule. Her growing resolve for political change stemmed from observation of absentee English landlords and Irish...
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Activist Constance, Countess Markievicz, addressed the Students' National Literary Society on the topic of Women, Ideals and the Nation. The Inghinidhe na hEireann (Daughters of Ireland ) published the lecture in pamphlet form...
politics Dora Sigerson
DS 's early exposure to Irish nationalism, Celtic literary revivalism, and political liberalism led her to become involved in Celtic nationalist societies, and made her a member of the Irish Literary Revival or Renaissance, which...
politics Katharine Tynan
The Society was co-founded by Sir Charles Gavan Duffy and Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde , while George Sigerson served as president. The Irish National Literary Society in Dublin was also formed in this year.
Yeats, W. B. Letters to Katharine Tynan. Editor McHugh, Roger, Clonmore and Reynolds.
Boyd, Ernest. Ireland’s Literary Renaissance. Grant Richards.
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Textual Production Constance, Countess Markievicz
Shortly after CCM spoke to the Students' National Literary Society in March 1909, her lecture, Women, Ideals and the Nation was published as a pamphlet by the Inghinidhe na hEireann (Daughters of Ireland )...


December 1891: William Butler Yeats established (in London)...

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December 1891

William Butler Yeats established (in London) the Irish Literary Society ; the National Literary Society at Dublin followed the next year.


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