George Bernard Shaw Photo by: Google Images

Dublin’s George Bernard Shaw conference to focus on literary giant’s Irish identity and influence


George Bernard Shaw Photo by: Google Images

University College Dublin will be hosting “G.B. Shaw: Back in Town” A Shaw conference, in Dublin, from 29th May to 1st June.

The conference will be focused on the Nobel Prize-winner and literary giant’s Irish identity and his influence on world drama.

G. Bernard Shaw was a personal friend of a long list of Irish writers including Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Augusta Gregory, George Russell ("AE"), and Sean O'Casey. Writers from around the world will gather at the conference to honor him and his work.

Opening remarks at the conference will be made by International Shaw Society President Leonard Conolly. The launch will take place at the National Gallery Dublin.

Jay R. Tunney, author of “The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and Bernard Shaw”, will also participate. In 1928, Gene Tunney retired from boxing as the first undefeated world heavyweight champion in modern history, one of the most famous athletes of the “Roaring Twenties”.

Shortly after, Tunney and his new steel heiress bride traveled widely, befriending a host of writers and scholars. At the end of that year, Gene met the man who would become a close mentor, friend, and father-figure for the rest of his life, George Bernard Shaw.

Jay Tunney is the son of the heavyweight champion, and will discuss the unlikely relationship of his father and the playwright at the conference.

For more information on the conference visit their site.


Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:

Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.

Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: