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Spring 2014 Events


Events

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

    Friday, January 31st, 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.

  • Patty Furlong, Margie Mulvihill, and Rose Flanagan Image

    Friday, January 31st, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Flanagan, Furlong, & Mulvihill

    Fiddler Rose, button accordionist Patty and flute player Margie are among the New York area's leading Irish music teachers and will perform with their daughters.

  • February
    John Patrick Shanley Image

    Thursday, February 6th, 7:00 p.m.

    Evening with John Patrick Shanley

    Spend an evening with Tony- and Oscar-winning playwright, screenwriter and director John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck) as he discusses his influences, his career, and his new production Outside Mullingar

  • Photo: a sign for the Gaeltacht

    Saturday, February 8th, 1:00 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 Jonathan O'Neill.

  • Christine Kinealy Image

    Thursday, February 20th, 7:00 p.m.

    Charity & the Great Hunger in Ireland: The Kindness of Strangers

    Prof. Christine Kinealy, Director of the new Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, delivers a talk based on her new book, Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland: The Kindness of Strangers.

  • Donal Clancy Photo

    Friday, February 21st, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Dónal Clancy

    Dónal, one of the top guitarists in Irish music, embraces the Clancy family singing tradition.

  • Loretta Glucksman 2013 Gala

    Tuesday, February 25th, 6:30 p.m.

    Glucksman Ireland House Annual Gala

    The Gala honorees are two prominent Irish Americans: long-time, devoted Glucksman Ireland House Advisory Board member, journalist and author, Pete Hamill: and noted restaurateur Michael “Buzzy” O’Keeffe of the Michelin-starred River Café and the acclaimed Water Club.

  • March
    An Greann Conference Image

    Friday, March 7th – Saturday, March 8th

    An Greann agus an Ghaeilge conference

    This conference investigates the intricacies of the relationship between humor and the Irish language with contributions from academia, members of Irish language cultural organizations, and the performing arts.

  • Image of Iarla O Lionaird

    Friday, March 7th, 7:00 p.m.

    Conference Concert: Iarla Ó Lionáird & Friends

    Sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird on harmonium, uilleann piper Ivan Goff, fiddler Cleek Schrey on hardanger and other friends explore timber in voice, pipes and strings through innovation and experimentation. Ticketed.

  • Thumbnail Image of Brian O Conchubhair

    Saturday, March 8th, 7:00 p.m.

    Ninth Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture: Brian Ó Conchubhair

    Prof. Brian Ó Conchubhair will deliver the Ninth Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture on “Ó Chúirt an Mheán Oíche go Cré na Cille: Greann na Gaeilge,” or “The Midnight Court to Graveyard Clay: Humor in Irish.”

  • Bordeaux Dublin Letters exhibit banner

    Thursday, March 13th, 7:00 p.m.

    The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757

    In celebration of the American launch of The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757: Correspondence of an Irish Community Abroad. Co-editors Prof. John Shovlin and Tom Truxes discuss the accompanying exhibit at Bobst Library.

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

    Saturday, March 15th, 12:00 p.m.

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

    Come celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick! Father Andrew O'Connor of St. Mary's Church in Manhattan will be the celebrant followed by ceili (great music), craic (great conversation), dancing, and refreshments.

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

    Friday, March 28th, 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.

  • Paddy Keenan Image

    Friday, March 28th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Paddy Keenan & John Walsh

    Bothy Band veteran Paddy Keenan plays traditional dance tunes and slow airs, accompanied by John Walsh, a guitarist well known in the New York area for his work with the group Jameson's Revenge.

  • April
    Geraldine Higgins Image

    Thursday, April 3rd, 7:00 p.m.

    “News that stays New: The Future Life of W.B. Yeats”

    Prof. Geraldine Higgins of Emory University discusses Nobel-winning poet and writer W.B. Yeats's afterlife in the news media in “News that stays New: The Future Life of W.B. Yeats.”

  • Drawing: W.B. Yeats

    Saturday, April 5th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Taste of the Yeats Summer School

    Every summer, aficionados of the poet William Butler Yeats enjoy two weeks of lectures, readings, and theater in Sligo, Ireland. Sample the Yeats International Summer School for a day in New York.

  • Image of Gold Coin

    Thursday, April 17th, 7:00 p.m.

    Whither the Irish Economy with Donal Donovan

    Donal Donovan, former Deputy Director at the International Monetary Fund, analyzes the past, present, and future of the Irish economy in light of recent developments.

  • Ernest Omalley Image

    Friday, April 25th – Saturday, April 26th

    Ernie O'Malley Symposium on Modern Ireland and Revolution

    Renowned academics come together to discuss social, cultural, and political revolution in modern Ireland, featuring keynote lectures by Luke Gibbons, R.F. Foster, David Loyd, Nicholas Allen, and Róisín Kennedy.

  • John Faulkner Image

    Friday, April 25th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: John Faulkner

    John Faulkner's prowess as a singer, guitarist and bouzouki player is as remarkable as ever. It has been years since John toured the USA, and this is a much-anticipated musical visit.

  • May
    Image of NYU Mews

    Friday, May 2nd, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    PEN World Voices 2014 at NYU

    Washington Mews transforms into a literary street fair. Join outdoor performances, workshops, and an indie book fair.

  • Daniel Neely Thumb

    Friday, May 2nd, 12:00 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.

    PEN World Voices Festival: Dan Neely and Company

    As part of the PEN World Voices Festival, Dan Neely and Company will perform traditional Irish tunes outdoors on Washington Mews.

  • Image of Temporary Gentleman Book Cover

    Friday, May 2nd, 5:30 p.m.

    PEN World Voices Festival: Reading by Sebastian Barry

    As part of the PEN World Voices Festival, highly acclaimed author Sebastian Barry reads from his new book, The Temporary Gentleman.

  • Kevin Barry

    Friday, May 2nd, 7:30 p.m.

    PEN World Voices Festival: What's Your Muse?

    A group of distinguished international authors talk about their muses—and how creative musings lead to finished manuscripts. Featuring Kevin Barry, Tarfia Faizullah, Chinelo Okparanta, Benjamin Moser and moderated by Eric Banks.

  • Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 5th, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May

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

  • Photo: the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra

    Thursday, May 8th, 7:00 p.m.

    Airneál na Bealtaine

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

  • Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 12th, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May

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

  • Alice McDermott Image

    Thursday, May 15th, 7:00 p.m.

    Alice McDermott reads from Someone

    National Book Award-winning Alice McDermott reads from her newest novel, Someone, “a deceptively simple tour de force” of recollections in this story of an unremarkable woman’s unforgettable life.

  • Noel Hill Thumbnail

    Friday, May 16th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Noel Hill

    Ireland's greatest concertina player, Noel Hill, will perform at Glucksman Ireland House.

  • Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 19th, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May

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

  • Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 26th, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May

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

  • June
    Logo: TEG

    Saturday, June 7th, 9:00 a.m.

    European Certificate in Irish Language Examination Level A1

    European Certificate in Irish Language Examination Level A1. Application deadline is March 14, 2014.