10 June, Willy Reilly and His Colleen Bawn, accompanied by the
On Monday, June 10th (20.30) at Cinema le Balzac, Paris, the Irish
Film Institute presents a remarkable Irish film, Willy Reilly and
His Colleen Bawn, which is one of the few surviving Irish features
from the silent era. The film will be accompanied by a
pitch-perfect new score composed by Bernard Reilly and performed
under his baton by the 11-piece CinéTheatre Ensemble. Read
more about this even here .
13 June, Special evening with the poet Seamus Heaney at the Centre
20h00, admission free (in the courtyard), seating not
guaranteed, reservation recommended, in English and French. In case
of bad weather, check our website: www.centreculturelirlandais.com
Organised in conjonction with the Périphérie du Marché de la
Seamus Heaney is one of the greatest living poets in the
English-speaking world. Born in Derry in 1939, he has published a
dozen collections including Death of a Naturalist (1966), Door into
the Dark (1969), Wintering Out (1972), Electric Light (2001), Human
Chain (2011). The Nobel Prize in Literature 1995 was awarded to
Seamus Heaney “for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which
exalt everyday miracles and the living past”. A poet who is most
beloved of Irish people, he will read in the courtyard of the
Centre Culturel Irlandais which saw 800 people gather for its
celebratory Poetry Hour last September.
For more information see here.
Ireland holds the Presidency of the Council of the
European Union for the first half of 2013. This is the
seventh occasion on which Ireland has held the Presidency and it
occurs on the fortieth anniversary of Ireland’s accession to the
The official Presidency website, www.eu2013.ie,
provides the latest news, information, features and
videos related to Ireland’s Presidency and will keep
visitors up to date on the key priorities, policy areas and
meetings. It is available in English, Irish, French and German.