Link to article on the funeral of Martin Mc Guiness.
Links below to articles and interview with Olwen Fouéré on the play ‘Danse, Morob’, written by Laurent Gaudé.
The play opens with the recording in 1965 of Yann Fouéré being interviewed by a Times journalist, phoning from London to the West of Ireland where telephone lines were still very poor at times…See section 4.a) ‘Audio archives’, to listen to this recording.
Bloavezh Mad, Bonne année, Happy New Year…..2017
May this new year be a successful one, with health and happiness all around, and we hope to share many important events for Brittany with you.
The premises of the IDBE, situated 16, rue de la Madeleine 22200 Guingamp, will be closed on Mondays from 2nd January to 30th June 2017, but open on Saturdays from 10h00 to 16h00.
We are at your disposal every day by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 06 81 87 54 63, as it is imperative to make an appointment for the consultation of our archives. Many of our documents can be consulted on the internet, on our digital library: http://bibliotheque.idbe-bzh.org But also all archives etc… concerning Yann Fouéré on: http://fondationyannfouere.org
Many rare works are on sale: http://idbe-bzh.org
The campaign for donations will continue throughout the month of January on: http://bibliotheque.idbe-bzh.org , with many thanks to all those who have already donated and to those who are about to do so!!!
- Nedeleg Laouen – Joyeux Noël – Happy Christmas – 2016 –
The team of the l’IDBE/Fonds de dotation de Bretagne wish you a happy Christmas. May it bring you warmth and joy and an opportunity to bring families and friends together.
‘Peace on earth to men of good will’ Saint Luke
See French site for photos and reports of the Commemoration and Conference on Saturday 15 October, and also of the IDBE/Fondation Yannn Fouéré’s participation at the Carhaix Book Fair on 29th/30th October.
The beloved wife of Yann Fouéré has left us for Tir na nÓg (the land of eternal youth).
Marie-Magdeleine Mauger passed away on 3rd October 2016, at the age of 99 years, in the home of her son Erwan in Brussels.
Her children: Rozenn, Jean-Francois, Erwan, Anne Benedicte (Benig), Olwen, their spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all her family, although grieving, are celebrating the accomplishments of their parents throughout their long lives.
The funeral of Marie-Magdeleine will take place on Monday 10 October at 14.30, in the Basilica of Notre Dame de Bon Secours in Guingamp ( 22 ), Brittany.
The burial will take place at the La Trinity cemetery, and will be followed by a commemorative reception at the IDBE/Fondation Yann Fouéré.
The planned Commemoration and Conference for Saturday 15 October will still take place in homage to both of them (see program on French site).
Wales has the Daffodil, Scotland has the Thistle, Ireland has the Shamrock. And Brittany ? We do not have a plant as an emblem, yet there is no reason why we should not have one. Plants as emblems are numerous in the world. All the states of Brazil and the United States of America have theirs. Australia chose the Golden Wattle in 1988 and Quebec decided on the the Yellow Birch.in 1993.
Which is why we invite you to propose a plant to become the emblem of Brittany.
The IDBE has joined this campaign, which will take place from 1st May to the 30th September 2016. Roland Mogn’s idea, (see his site: plantkelt.net),is simple, consisting of choosing a plant which originates from Brittany. This project was launched by the ‘Institut Culturel de Bretagne’. The IDBE is one of the administrators, and as such it will form part of the advisory committee, and one or several plants will be considered. Pass the word around and choose just one plant name or submit a dossier.
There is no shortage of plants that have been honoured in Brittany: le Bleun-Brug, the Feast of the Gorse in Pont-Aven, the Feast of Daffodils in Saint-Étienne de Montluc, the Feast of the Broom in Bannalec are some examples.
The IDBE will centralise all your choices and, if a plant emerges, we will support it for the final choice. Should you prefer to do so, you can support the project on an individual, associative or professional basis and integrate the advisory committee.
Links to articles on National Concert Hall commemorative events in Dublin, with the participation of Olwen Fouéré:
Dublin City University, Olwen Fouéré conferred Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa).
Click here for Olwen’s Fouéré’s PHD acceptance speech
Click here for Marina Carr’s Citation for Olwen Fouéré
See also article and photo on the link: https://www.dcu.ie/news/2016/apr/s0416c.shtml