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Spring 2016 Events


Events

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

    Friday, January 29th, 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 scholarships. Meet faculty, students, and alumni.

  • Friday, January 29th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Sean Clohessy and Friends

    The first Blarney Star Concert of the spring season features lively music from fiddler Sean Clohessy, who will be accompanied by a host of other superb musicians.

  • February

    Thursday, February 4th, 7:00 p.m.

    Poetry in America and the 1916 Easter Rising

    Colum McCann hosts a sold out night of Irish and Irish-American poems read by some of literature's biggest names. Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Muldoon will also debut a new poem.

  • Wednesday, February 10th, 6:00 p.m.

    Performance Art in Ireland: A History

    Artist Áine Phillips discusses the evolution of performance art in Ireland from the 1970s to present day.

  • Friday, February 12th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Coogan and Foley

    Join us for a night of Irish music with Mary Coogan, an original member of the celebrated Cherish the Ladies, and singer, guitarist, and piper Bruce Foley.

  • Thursday, February 18th, 7:30 p.m.

    Anne Enright reads from her recent work

    Inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction and NYU's Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Anne Enright reads from her recent work.

  • March

    Saturday, March 5th, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    America, Irish-Ireland, Education and Politics

    Join us as we investigate relationships between Ireland and Irish-America through the lens of the Irish language movement.

  • Saturday, March 5th, 4:00 p.m.

    11th Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture: Breandán Mac Suibhne

    Prof. Breandán Mac Suibhne delivers the 11th Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin on "The Green Stubble of the Fall: The Revolutionary Generation and Other Generations in the West of Ireland."

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

    Friday, March 11th, 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 scholarships. Meet faculty, students, and alumni.

  • Friday, March 11th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Murphy and Friends

    Button accordionist Loretta Egan Murphy has played for many a feis, fleadh, and ceili. She will be joined by past musical collaborators.

  • Drawing: Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC

    Saturday, March 12th, 12:00 p.m.

    Irish-Language Mass at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

    Come celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick with mass in Irish, followed by food and music.

  • Thursday, March 24th, 7:00 p.m.

    Launch of John Hume: Irish Peacemaker

    An international group of scholars and policymakers launch John Hume: Irish Peacemaker with a panel on Hume's role through the Troubles to the Good Friday Agreement.

  • Thursday, March 31st, 7:00 p.m.

    Helen Klein Ross reads from What Was Mine

    Author Helen Klein Ross reads from her debut novel, What Was Mine, depicting every parent's worst fear. Ross starts where tabloid writers leave off, mining the depth and complexity of how humans cope in the aftermath of trauma.

  • April

    Friday, April 1st, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Connolly and O'Sullivan

    Button accordionist and fiddler Damien Connolly joins forces with uilleann piping standout Jerry O'Sullivan, a scholarly exponent of the bagpipes and student in our Master's program.

  • Saturday, April 2nd, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Taste of the Yeats Summer School

    Sample the Yeats International Summer School for a day in New York with talks by Lauren Arrington (U Liverpool), Lucy McDiarmid (Montclair), and more.

  • Thursday, April 7th, 7:00 p.m.

    Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads from her work

    Renowned poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads from her work with local high school students at this unique event.

  • Saturday, April 9th, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Women at Work, Women at Play

    This event has been postponed to Fall 2016.

  • Thursday, April 14th, 7:00 p.m.

    Irish Institute of New York Lecture: The GPO Staff in 1916

    Famous as the headquarters for the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, the General Post Office in Dublin was also the nerve center for communications throughout Ireland. Stephen Ferguson, Assistant Secretary of An Post, will discuss the role of GPO staff, revealing their involvement in and response to the events of Easter week.

  • Sunday, April 17th, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Public Memorabilia Collection Day - New York City

    Join us for a public memorabilia collection day held by the Digital Repository of Ireland in partnership with Glucksman Ireland House, New York University as part of the Irish Government’s 1916 Centenary Programme.

  • Wednesday, April 20th, 7:00 p.m.

    Screening of A Terrible Beauty

    This 90-minute docudrama is the first to tell the story of 1916 from three different perspectives, showing the human cost of fighting on all sides. Commentary by filmmakers Colin and Dave Farrell will follow.

  • Thursday, April 21st – Friday, April 22nd

    Independent Spirit: America & the 1916 Easter Rising

    The Independent Spirit: America & the 1916 Easter Rising symposium at New York University will interrogate and locate Ireland's Rising in its trans-Atlantic context.

  • Friday, April 22nd, 6:00 p.m.

    A Reading of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic

    Actress Fionnula Flanagan reads the Proclamation of the Irish Republic

  • Friday, April 29th, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    PEN World Voices 2016 at NYU

    Washington Mews transforms into a literary street fair. Join outdoor performances, workshops, and food trucks.

  • Friday, April 29th, 5:30 p.m.

    Glenn Patterson and Juan Villoro on Working Around Violence

    Writers Glenn Patterson of Northern Ireland and Juan Villoro of Mexico discuss the complexity of working in a geographic area known for violence.

  • May
    Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May - TBD

    Origin theatre company returns for the twelfth annual reading series with five works by contemporary European playwrights.

  • Thursday, May 5th, 7:00 p.m.

    Airneál May 2016

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

  • Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 9th, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May - TBD

    Origin theatre company returns for the twelfth annual reading series with five works by contemporary European playwrights.

  • Friday, May 13th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Corrigan and Fee

    Sligo-inspired flutist Deirdre Corrigan and fiddler Bernadette Fee perform their first concert as a duo after years of playing together in sessions and groups.

  • Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 16th, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May - TBD

    Origin theatre company returns for the twelfth annual reading series with five works by contemporary European playwrights.

  • Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 23rd, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May - TBD

    Origin theatre company returns for the twelfth annual reading series with five works by contemporary European playwrights.

  • Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 30th, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May - TBD

    Origin theatre company returns for the twelfth annual reading series with five works by contemporary European playwrights.

  • June

    Wednesday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 26th

    UpRising

    Dance Research Forum Ireland (DRFI) holds its sixth international conference in commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.