Poet, essayist and Professor of English Literature at Trinity College Dublin, Gerald Dawe will speak about his latest publication, Of War and War’s Alarms during this year's Belfast Festival.

The study highlights war and revolution and their impact on the writing lives of Irish poets and novelists from the First World War and the Easter Rising through the War of Independence to the Spanish Civil War, Second World War and the ‘Troubles’.

These reflections on literature in wartime include such figures as W B Yeats, Seamus Heaney along with Padraic Fiacc, William Trevor, John Hewitt and Christabel Bielenberg.

In these years of commemoration and remembrance, the book serves as an important reminder of the power of writing and language in the face of war.

The event will be hosted by RTE and BBC broadcaster Poilin Ni Chiarain and tickets are available to purchase HERE.

Event Details


Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
216 Falls Road
BT12 6AH


Friday, October 16, 2015 - 19:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Professor Gerald Dawe launches new publication, Of War and War's Alarms, during Beflast Festival