Princess Grace Irish Library announces spring writer-in-residence

In a blend of cultural history and literary celebration, the Princess Grace Irish Library, under the patronage of the Fondation Princesse Grace, has welcomed Flor MacCarthy as its Writer-in-Residence for the spring of 2024.

Flor MacCarthy, a journalist and author specialising in Irish history and culture, is the new Writer-in-Residence, in perfect timing as St Patrick’s Day approaches. She will explore the palace archives and the library’s extensive collection to gather material for her next book.

Supported by The Ireland Funds Monaco, the residency program underscores the deep historical and personal connection between Monaco and Ireland.

During her residency, Flor MacCarthy will share insights on the correspondence between Monaco’s Princely family and Irish presidents, highlighting the nations’ friendship. Her lecture, based on her book ‘The Presidents’ Letters’, will feature stories about notable figures including Presidents de Valera and McAleese, John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Ireland in 2011.

The Princess Grace Irish Library will host a talk by Flor MacCarthy on Tuesday 19th March at 2:30pm. Before the event, there’s a special luncheon in collaboration with the American Club of the Riviera. To book a ticket, priced at €10, click here.

The Writer-in-Residence program at the Princess Grace Irish Library, celebrating the Monaco-Ireland connection, invites fans of literature, history, and Irish culture to spring events. Collaborations with the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival and The Ireland Funds Monaco highlight the library’s dedication to cultural and educational growth, continuing Princess Grace’s legacy in the arts.


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