TITLE - Swift & His World
Leader - Dr.Andrew Carpenter

Tue, 14/07/2020

11:00 - 12:00  ZOOM meeting

Andrew Carpenter is Emeritus Professor of English at University College Dublin and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He has published many books and articles on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Irish poetry in English, as well as several on Swift. He is best known for two anthologies, Verse in English from Tudor and Stuart Ireland (2003) and Verse in English from Eighteenth-Century Ireland (1997). He was General Editor of the five-volume Art and Architecture of Ireland, published by Yale University Press and the Royal Irish Academy in 2014. His most recent publications are The Irish Poet and the Natural World: an anthology of Verse in English from the Tudors to the Romantics (co-edited with Lucy Collins, 2014) and an edition of The Poems of Olivia Elder (2017).

TITLE - Edward Lee: Model Employer & Man of Moral Courage
Leader - Michael Lee

Tue, 28/07/2020

11:00 - 12:00  ZOOM meeting

Edward Lee was born in 1853 in Tyrrellspass, Co.Westmeath, to a methodist family. In 1885 he opened his first drapery shop, Edward Lee and Co. in Bray Co Wicklow, quickly followed by a second shop in Kingstown, now Dun Laoghaire. Recognised for his caring attitude towards his employees, he also had a strong social conscience. As Chairman of Bray Housing Committee, Edward Lee oversaw the erection of houses for the working people of the borough. During the Dublin Lockout of 1913 he disagreed with the tactics of the other employers headed by William Martin Murphy and joined the Dublin Peace Committee set up by Tom Kettle. A devoted family man, Edward and his wife Annie had nine children, but only four boys survived into adulthood. During the Great War of 1914-18 two of his sons were killed. While the business prospered, there was also great sadness. Michael Lee, a great grandson will tell Edward Lee's story. Bio Michael Lee is a great-grandson of Edward Lee. he has researched the Lee family history for many years. he has also carried out much research into Irish involvement in the Great War of 1914-1918 and has written over 40 mini biographies of local Irish people who died, including Edward Lee's two sons. Retired from RTE where he worked as Senior news Cameraman, Michael has worked on numerous TV Documentaries for RTE, including Gallipoli: Ireland's Forgotten Heroes and Fr.Browne's Forgotten War. He is also a photographer and painter.

Print Date: 03 Jul 2020