Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin Presents 'Irish Women at Home and Away'

News Story: February 1, 2010


Brenda Ní Shúilleabhán

Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin Presents:
Irish Women at Home and Away
Tuesday March 23, 2010
7pm in the Curtis Theatre, Curtis Hall

Documentarian Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin will describe the lives of the last generation of monoglot Irish-speaking women, many of whom emigrated to the U.S. while others stayed home in Ireland.  Brenda has collected their oral histories, and will discuss areas including:

  • Education
  • Courtship and Marriage
  • Family
  • Work
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • The Immigrant Experience

Excerpts from the documentaries directed and produced by Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin will illustrate all topics.
Brenda is a well-known presenter, broadcaster, producer, director, writer and translator. Her book, Bibeanna (Memories from a Corner of Ireland), was nominated for the Glen Dimplex award in 2008. She has a particular interest in West Kerry, where she was born and still has a home. Here, Irish is still spoken as the native language, and there is a rich body of tradition. Brenda has recorded the oral histories of the women of the area in two series of documentaries for TG4, the Irish broadcasting station.
Admission is free but R.S.V.P. is required.  Please respond to: or call 203-365-7626
This event is sponsored by the departments of Sociology, Women's Studies, History and Media Studies & the Center for Irish Cultural Studies.