Sant Jordi in Cork 2015

20 Apr 2015

24th April - ORB 1.24 - 16:30

25th April - Cork City Library - 17:30

The Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, in conjunction with the Institut Ramon Llull, Cork City Libraries and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures, is delighted to invite you to participate in the Catalan traditional “Diada de Sant Jordi", with the celebration of two events in Cork during this week.


La diada de Sant Jordi (Saint George's Day) is celebrated every year on the 23rd of April, and it is the second most important celebration in Catalonia. During this day, couples typically show their love by exchanging a Rose and a Book, and through the years this tradition has become equivalent to a Catalan St. Valentine’s Day. It is also a very important day for the literary scene in Catalonia, as book markets are set up in the streets of Catalan cities, representing a unique opportunity for writers and editorial houses to showcase their latest works.

In Cork we are also joining this celebration, by organising two events, both in UCC and the Cork City Library. 

As every year, we take the opportunity to join the Cork City Libraries' initiative, the Cork World Book Festival, which includes a Catalan night in its program (Saturday the 25th).

Please see more details of these events below:


Friday the 24th

UCC ORB 1.24 


'Literary Translation and the Aftermath of Civil War: The Case of Catalonia'  

Talk by awarded translator Peter Bush, part of the CASiLaC War and Culture Seminars.


Saturday the 25th

Catalan Night at the Cork World Book Festival

Cork City Library (Grand Parade)



Catalan & Irish Traditional Music session 


Readings by Translator Peter Bush 


Catalan & Irish translated Poetry Exhibition & refreshments 


All welcome!

Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

First Floor - Block B East O'Rahilly Building University College Cork Ireland