60th Anniversary

 Monday 16 April marks the 60 anniversary of the death of Ireland's famous prima donna, Margaret Burke Sheridan.

Born in Castlebar, Co Mayo, 'discovered' by Marconi, trained by Martino, Pucinni and Toscanini, who dubbed her 'Empress of Ireland', she performed with operatic legends, such as Gigli, Pertile,  Lauri Volpi, Badini, Zanelli, Autori,  at La Scala, San Carlos, Rome, Turin, Cremona and many of Italy's other great opera houses, and also at Covent Garden.  

Anne will give a talk on the fascinating life of this famous Irishwoman in

The Little Museum, St Stephen's Green, Wednesday 16 May at .5.30 pm


T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot

In 2002, an eighty-five-year-old former civil servant was voted 'Irishman of the Century'.


Indian Prince KS Ranjitsinhji was the most famous cricket-player of his generation


Fearless leader by land and by sea, political pragmatist and tactician, rebel, pirate and matriarch, the ’most notorious woman in all the coasts of Ireland’ GRACE O’MALLEY challenges and manipulates the turbulent politics of the 16th century

Grace O'Malley: The Biography of Ireland's Pirate Queen, 1530-1603 is the sole published biographical account of Grace O’Malley, sourced from original manuscript material, both in public and in private domain. For the latter, the author, Anne Chambers, had sole and exclusive access. Much of this material was located and decyphered in its original form (i.e.16th century manuscripts) by the author and is exclusive to her book. Furthermore, the presentation, opinions and analyses in the book are exclusive to the author. The author reserves all her rights in this book. No part of her book may be reproduced or utilised in any form or media, written or oral, or by means digital, electronic or mechanical, including photographic, film, video recording, photocopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system. Permission from the author and publisher must first be obtained to reproduce any part of or quotations from the book. Any transgression in this regard will be addressed. For more information, comments or enquiries please contact: Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Copyright © 2021.


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