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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: September 20, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    Peig speaks back

    Pól Ó Muirí

    Professor Emeritus and former Head of Irish Folklore at UCD, Bo Almquist, will give a bilingual lecture on Peig Sayers – “Labharfad le cách/I will speak to you all” – on Saturday, 25th September, at 8pm in Cullenswood House, Dublin. Former arts editor of this paper, Victoria White, sends a note, saying that Almquist presents “a wholly new vision of Peig, who was of course a mainland woman, with her own English Protestant name from the English Protestant side of her family. She certainly could read and the tragedy and scandal in the book was absolutely nothing compared with what she did not put in. Almquist remembers her and has pics,etc. Fantastic stuff.”

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