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Fall 2014 Events


  • September
    Photo: a sign for the Gaeltacht

    Saturday, September 13th, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Lá Gaeilge: Irish Language Day

    Discover the Irish language in a program designed for learners of all levels, led by Paul Ferris, Hilary Mhic Suibhne, Pádraig Ó Cearúill, and Shane Ó Ruairc.

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    Saturday, September 13th, 7:00 p.m.

    In conversation: Micheál Ó Ceárna and Pádraig Ó Cearúill

    Spend an evening with Micheál Ó Ceárna, born on the Blasket Islands in 1920, as he is interviewed by Pádraig Ó Cearúill about his life and memoir. In Irish.

  • Thursday, September 18th, 7:00 p.m.

    1st Irish: Reading of Four Women & a Boat

    Join this 7th annual 1st Irish Theatre Festival with a reading of a new comedy in two acts by Geraldine Hughes and Jimmy Kerr.

  • Friday, September 19th, 7:00 p.m.

    Seamus Heaney & Dermot Healy: A Celebration

    In the past year two of Ireland’s most respected writers, Seamus Heaney and Dermot Healy, left us. Join us for this unique tribute as we present two award-winning documentaries for their US premiers.

  • Thursday, September 25th, 7:00 p.m.

    An Evening with singer-song writer Lisa Hannigan

    An intimate acoustic set with Dublin-born singer songwriter Lisa Hannigan who has come into her own with two acclaimed solo records after coming on the scene as a beautiful, breathy accompaniment to Damien Rice.

  • Image of Rose and Laura

    Friday, September 26th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Laura Byrne and Rose Flanagan

    Fiddler Rose Flanagan and flute player Laura Byrne recently collaborated to produce a duet recording, Forget Me Not, that showcases their exceptional technique and solidly traditional musical taste.

  • October
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    Thursday, October 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

    Prof. Emmet O'Connor speaks on Big Jim Larkin

    Prof. Emmet O'Connor of University of Ulster speaks about the life of Irish political and labor figure Big Jim Larkin and his controversial involvement with the Socialist Party of America.

  • Friday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 5th

    Irish Film New York

    The very best in contemporary Irish cinema comes to Glucksman Ireland House NYU with a special three-day festival including a special retrospective of the films of six-time Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan on the 25th anniversary of the release of My Left Foot.

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    Thursday, October 9th, 7:00 p.m.

    Matthew Thomas reads from We Are Not Ourselves

    Debut novelist Matthew Thomas will read from his debut novel, We Are Not Ourselves, a powerful epic capturing what it means to long for a better life as an Irish American in NYC during the American Century.

  • Image of Ian McBride

    Thursday, October 16th, 7:00 p.m.

    Historian as Healer? Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland

    Prof. Ian McBride discusses political life in Northern Ireland as it continues to be dominated by the violence of the recent past.

  • Saturday, October 18th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    20th Century Masters of Irish Traditional Music and Dance

    This panel discussion moderated by Mick Moloney with Joanie Madden, Dylan Foley, and Donny Golden is part of Trad Fest.

  • Photo: The Empire State Building on St. Patrick's Day, with green lights

    Friday, October 24th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    MA Open House

    Learn more about NYU's MA in Irish and Irish-American Studies, including significant new scholarships. Meet faculty, students, and alumni.

  • Image of Damien Connolly

    Friday, October 24th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Damien Connolly

    County Clare-born Damien Connolly is equally proficient on the fiddle and button accordion, a rare accomplishment given the high level of technique involved in mastering these instruments.

  • November
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    Thursday, November 6th, 7:00 p.m.

    The Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry: Tara Bergin

    Named for Philadelphia educator and life-long lover of poetry who recently completed his 65th year of teaching, the Tom Quinlan Lecture will be delivered by Tara Bergin

  • Friday, November 7th, 6:00 p.m.

    Launch of Belfast Noir

    Join award-winning writers Stuart Neville, Lee Child, and other surprise guests for the launch of their new anthology, Belfast Noir, published by Brooklyn-based Akashic Books.

  • Friday, November 7th – Sunday, November 9th

    IAC PoetryFest

    A three-day festival of contemporary poetry from both sides of the Atlantic. Presented by the Irish Arts Center. In association with Glucksman Ireland House NYU and Poetry Ireland. Curated by Belinda McKeon and Aengus Woods.

  • Thursday, November 13th, 7:00 p.m.

    Tales of New York: A Brief History of the GAA in America

    Donie O'Sullivan discusses the topic of a new documentary examining the growth and development of Gaelic Games in New York.

  • Thursday, November 20th, 7:00 p.m.

    The Ernie O'Malley Lecture: New York's Hill of Assembly

    GIH faculty member Prof. Marion R. Casey discusses "New York's Hill of Assembly: Archbishop John Hughes & St. Patrick's Cathedral" -- EVENT FULL

  • Image of Eliot Grasso

    Friday, November 21st, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Eliot Grasso

    Former University of Oregon professor of ethnomusicology Eliot Grasso is a famed piper with many radio performances and a master recording to his name.

  • December

    Thursday, December 4th, 7:00 p.m.

    Prof. Nicholas Wolf launches An Irish-Speaking Island

    Nicholas Wolf, Assistant Professor/ Faculty Fellow at Glucksman Ireland House NYU, launches An Irish-Speaking Island: State, Religion, Community, and the Linguistic Landscape in Ireland, 1770–1870.

  • Photo: the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra

    Thursday, December 11th, 7:00 p.m.

    Airneál na Nollag

    Irish Language Lecturer Pádraig Ó Cearúill hosts an evening of traditional music and song with NYU students and local musicians.

  • Photo: The Empire State Building on St. Patrick's Day, with green lights

    Friday, December 12th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    MA Open House

    Learn more about NYU's MA in Irish and Irish-American Studies, including significant new scholarships. Meet faculty, students, and alumni.

  • Image of Willie and Siobhan Kelly

    Friday, December 12th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Siobhán & Willie Kelly

    New Jersey fiddler Willie Kelly is drawn to the music of older Irish masters and his wife, Siobhán Kelly's, own gorgeous flute playing meshes perfectly with Willie's deeply traditional fiddle style.