The Highland Lady and Ireland’s Great Famine

Wednesday, 24 October at 7.00pm

BiblioFiles Lecture

The Highland Lady and Ireland’s Great Famine

Join Dr Enda Delaney author of The Curse of Reason: The Great Irish Famine 1845-52 for an insight into his research on the Elizabeth Smith papers held in the NLI, which provide a contemporary account of conditions in Wicklow during the Great Famine.

Admission Free. All welcome. No booking required.


This lecture is the second of a new monthly lecture series entitled ‘BiblioFiles’. The lectures will provide a platform for writers, academics and others who have used the NLI’s facilities to talk about the research and other work they have carried out here.

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