Upcoming events

Spring programme 2021:

Fellow Members,

Until further notice, our meetings  will be held online, to comply with Government Guidance concerning the present pandemic.

Our spring programme will continue on Wednesdays, on  dates to be confirmed,  at  7:30 pm, GMT. 

Our next online event will be held on  Wednesday 10th. March 2021, at 7:30 pm,  with a talk by Dr Natasha Remoundou, which  is entitled- Eoghan Ó Tuairisc’s Lux Aeterna “Poetry after Hiroshima”.  

This event will be held on the Zoom platform only, so 
please register your virtual seat in advance with the link below: 

Zoom registration


The following  links are also provided for your continued enjoyment of events –  for use, please see the Attendance section below.





Please also see below for information on both the Talk and our Speaker for to-night.

We hope you enjoy this event, and we would be delighted to receive your comments and suggestions at info@irishhellenic.ie.

Eoghan Ó Tuairisc’s modernist poem, Aifreann na Marbh – translated by Colbert Kearney as Mass of the Dead – formed the major part of his collection Lux Aeterna (1964). The Irish original and its translation were the highlight of an anthology of poetry in Irish, Leabhar na hAthghabhála: Poems of Repossession, edited by Louis de Paor (2016). The poem deals with the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 and its implications for the city of Dublin and for all civilisation. The poem is highly intertextual and literary scholars have often focused on identifying its sources and explaining its intertextual references. Ó Tuairisc, who learned Greek through Irish at school, had an extensive knowledge of classical mythology and texts, and this is evident from the poem. Dr Remoundou’s talk examines Aifreann na Marbh against the background of other mainly European post-WWII responses by intellectuals such as Albert Camus, Nikiforos Vrettakos and Yiannis Ritsos, whose poem Moonlight Sonata was featured in a performance in the TCD Long Room Hub in 2017.
The event includes live readings in Irish & in English by Dr Rióna Ní Fhrighil and Ms. Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha (School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, NUIG) and the President of the IHS Mr. Paddy Sammon.
To-night’s  Speaker:
Dr. Natasha Remoundou
Dr Natasha Remoundou is a lecturer in English Literature (Drama & Critical Theory) at the International Honours Programme of the American College of Greece. She has held academic positions as a Research Fellow at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway, as Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of Qatar and as a lecturer at NUI Galway. Her research explores classical influences in contemporary Irish literature (especially in drama) at the intersection with human rights. She was born in Athens and has been living in the west of Ireland since 2003. She is also a poet, writer and translator.

For further information, please refer to the section  entitled Attendance below. 


In order to achieve this, we will need to know your email address, if you wish to attend our future online meetings, which will be using the Zoom platform.   Any members whose email addresses are not already registered with the Society should send them as soon as possible to: info@irishhellenic.ie 

You will then be emailed with an “Invitation to Register” before each meeting.

After we receive your registration, we will send you a link with log-in instructions for the meeting. The link is personal to you, as a member, and not for sharing.  For a better experience, we suggest that you have downloaded the Zoom app (application) onto your device.  For computers with Windows, or Mac OS, it is available via the website www.zoom.us, for Android devices from the Google Play Store, and for iOS devices from the Apple Store.

You  will be able to see and hear the Chair and the speaker’s presentation.  If you wish to ask the speaker a question, you should do so only by either typing it using the Chat button on the Zoom screen, or by raising your hand and waiting for your microphone to be unmuted remotely. 

For these webinars, a simplified version of the event will be broadcast simultaneously on our new  YouTube channel: search for the words “Irish Hellenic Society”.  To view the YouTube stream, you don’t need to register or to install any software, but audience participation is very limited. 

We’ll all be learning as we go along.  It will help if we all give the new technology the benefit of the doubt from the outset.  Our meetings will not of course be the same as in the past, but they will be perfectly safe from infection by Covid, and will also offer great new possibilities: we can all attend them from anywhere, not just at one venue in Dublin, and inclement weather is not a deterrent to attending.  If we all try to get on board and contribute to the success of the new technology for our meetings, we will gradually learn about its benefits for our new world.

Please check this page on the Website on a regular basis for updates.

We look forward to working with you as we all adapt to our new world.

For queries, please email: info@irishhellenic.ie

 Irish-Hellenic Society

Email: info@irishhellenic.ie