Breaking The Silence

Online, Saturday 29th May

Featuring Elaine Feeney, Loah, Terri Harrison, The Mary Wallopers, Majella Moynihan, Noelle Brown, Phil Mullen, Jess Kav, Alison Lowry, Caelainn Hogan & more.

This special evening of words and song broadcast from the stage of the National Concert Hall presents personal responses from a range of leading Irish writers, musicians and artists to the ongoing legacy of Ireland’s mother and baby home institutions.

Until alarmingly recently, religious orders and the Irish state operated a network of institutions for the concealment, punishment and exploitation of women called ‘fallen' and ‘offenders', a secretive system that forcibly separated families.

Through breaking silences and sharing testimonies, survivors of Ireland's religious-run institutions have become catalysts of change. In the search for answers, their voices must continue to be heard. 
Working with generational survivors of the institutions, this one-off live event is curated by acclaimed author of Republic of ShameCaelainn Hogan.

More artists to be announced.

Presented by the International Literature Festival Dublin and the National Concert Hall.

Saturday 29th May

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