A Walk with Yeats on Cave Hill
Catherine Morris is curator of the National Library of Ireland exhibition Alice Milligan and the Irish Cultural Revival at Kildare Street, Dublin. Next Tuesday she will present a guided tour of the exhibition dealing with the life of an intriguing woman.
Alice Milligan (1866-1953), from the Northern Ireland Protestant Unionist tradition, put Northern Ireland at the centre of the Irish Revival. Her use of gas-powered magic lanterns as a Gaelic League lecturer, and tableaux vivants to promote Irish theatre, also put visual culture at the heart of that Revival.
To reflect Alice Milligan’s use of innovative visual techniques, the exhibition includes a series of projected images related to her life, including a photo of Cave Hill, Belfast -symbolically associated with Wolfe Tone – where Alice and W B Yeats walked together.
The curator tour of the exhibition takes place at the National Library of Ireland this Tuesday, 8 March at 2.30 pm.