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Dublin 2 - D02 KN81
Tel: 00 353 (1) 662 0509 / 662 1507 
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A reading of Dante's Commedia

To mark the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri and to give us all a chance to revisit his masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, and University College Dublin have joined forces to organize a public reading of the entire poem, one of the greatest works of world literature.

The reading of the 34 Cantos of Inferno will take place at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin on Saturday 28th November starting at 11am; it is expected to last up to six hours.
Purgatorio will be read in Cork on Friday December 4th from 2pm onwards.
The reading of Paradiso will conclude our journey from Hell to Heaven and will take place on Friday 11th December in the Chapel of Trinity College Dublin.

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Image: Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An, “Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante” (2006)

New Term of Italian Language Courses

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We regret that due to the volume of requests and proposals that the Institute receives daily, we cannot guarantee a reply to all. Copies of books sent for event proposals will not be returned.




-Reading Dante at the IIC

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - Thursday, September 17, 2015

Reading Dante at the IIC

Have you already read Dante’s Comedy? Would you like to read it again? Do you think the Italian text is too complex to be tackled without assistance? The Istituto Italiano di Cultura offers you the possibility to be accompanied in your journey through >>>



Wednesday, September 09, 2015


Churubusco tells the story of Rizzo, an Italian migrant who arrives in America in 1846 seeking fortune and dignity. There, he winds up fighting in the ranks of the United States army which has just invaded Mexico.For different reasons, some connected >>>

Special Event

-Il giro del mondo in 80 pensieri

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Il giro del mondo in 80 pensieri

In Around the World in Eighty Days the French writer Jules Verne targeted a concept of travelling typical of an “English travel agency”: going around the globe as fast as possible, with no interest in what could be seen and trying to get back home as >>>



Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Published in the USA and UK - after seven years of work - the first complete translation in English of the Zibaldone, the personal notebook written by Giacomo Leopardi between 1817 and 1832. A team of English and American professional translators collaborated >>>


-Culture Night 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Culture Night 2015

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 18th September 2015. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including >>>


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