Princess Grace Irish Library

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The Princess Grace Irish Library is situated in Monaco.

Foundation and collections[edit]

Opened in November 1984 by Rainier III in honor of Princess Grace's Irish origins, it contains the princess's personal collection of Irish books and Irish-American sheet music.

The library was co-founded by the novelist Anthony Burgess.

Events and publications[edit]

The library regularly sponsors public lectures[1][2] and issues literary monographs. The library also hosted at one time a large, detailed, comprehensive and definitive online reference database of Irish writers, but this is now available instead at Ricorso.

Bursaries[edit]

In association with the Ireland Fund of Monaco, residential bursaries have been established "to enable literary and academic writers born or living in Ireland to pursue a current project during a one-month residency at The Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco". The bursaries are available in the spring and the fall.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Upcoming events, PGIL webpage. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
  2. ^ Speakers' gallery, PGIL webpage. Past speakers from 1984. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
  3. ^ Bursaries, PGIL webpage. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
  4. ^ The IFM Bursaries, The Ireland Funds webpage. Retrieved 2011-11-09.

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Coordinates: 43°43′52.5″N 7°25′26″E / 43.731250°N 7.42389°E / 43.731250; 7.42389