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Jim (165.123.243.168 - 165.123.243.168)
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 08:49 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Dia daoibh,

I received an e-mail that I thought might be of interest to some:

Irish-language poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi will be reading at Princeton U. on Friday Dec. 12 at 4:30. Program is free and open to the public.

I realize for many of you this is the height of exam period, but if any of you can make it, it will be well worth your while and a unique
opportunity.

Máire Mhac an tSaoi was born in 1922 and is the daughter of Sean MacEntee, former Minister of Finance. Last I spoke to her, she was working on a memoir of her childhood during the early years of the Irish Free State.

Sean MacEntee (1889 - 1984) was sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising in 1916 but his sentence was changed to life imprisonment.
He was actually released under amnesty in 1917.

Máire Mhac an tSaoi is a prolific poet, researcher, editor, translator,
and reviewer, and her works have been translated into English, Hebrew, French, German, and Japanese.

Details, and directions, at:
http://www.princeton.edu/~visarts/Irish_Studies.htm

I hope this is helpful.

Ádh mór!

Jim

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Cormac Ó Donnaile (217.209.114.167 - 217.209.114.167)
Posted on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Off topic: I was wondering how come Máire’s surname is Mhac an tSaoi (son of the carpenter) and not Nic an tSaoi (daughter of the carpenter)…or am I way off here :)

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palmer (159.134.136.198 - 159.134.136.198)
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 01:44 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Saoi - wise. Mac an tSaoi therefore is son of the wise man.

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Cormac Ó Donnaile (217.209.114.167 - 217.209.114.167)
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 03:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

ah, indeed, what about the *Mhac" part?

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