We are delighted to welcome ESSE to Ireland, for what promises to be a memorable and stimulating conference. NUI Galway is one of Ireland’s oldest universities, and is located at the heart of Galway city – a place that is both compact and culturally rich. A visit to Galway will allow you to travel to sites associated with Ireland’s major writers, from W.B. Yeats to James Joyce and beyond. But you will also have opportunities to experience the living literary and cultural activity of a city that is often spoken of as Ireland’s unofficial cultural capital.

We are planning an exciting conference that will host readings by important writers and lectures by major international scholars – set in a location that is beautiful, easily accessed, affordable and culturally rich. We look forward to seeing you in 2016!

Professor Patrick Lonergan
Conference organiser