Fall 2015 Events
Saturday, September 12th, 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a panel discussion on the vibrant cultural landscape of Northern Ireland as part of the eighth annual 1st Irish theatre fest.
Thursday, September 17th, 7:00 p.m.
Join us as we kick off "America & Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising" series with an evening of traditional Irish music featuring Donie Carroll, Liz Hanley, Ivan Goff, Mick Moloney, Jerry O'Sullivan, and Caitlin Warbelow.
Friday, September 18th, 8:00 p.m.
The first Blarney Star Concert of the season features lively music from fiddler Brian Conway, accordionist John Whelan, and guitarist Don Penzien
Saturday, September 19th, 2:00 p.m.
Scholars and writers come together to discuss the relations between African-American and Irish-American identities and the complex socio-cultural issues that shaped them.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 6:30 p.m.
Paul Moses launches his dramatic and fascinating new book about the tumultuous, complex relationships that developed between New York's Italians and Irish.
Saturday, September 26th, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Discover the Irish language in a program designed for learners of all levels, led by Paul Ferris, Hilary Mhic Suibhne, Pádraig Ó Cearúill, and Fullbright TA Antoin Ó Dubhaigh.
Thursday, October 1st, 7:00 p.m.
Professor Tom Bartlett discusses how Napoleon Bonaparte impacted Irish history, culture, and folklore.
Friday, October 2nd – Saturday, October 4th
The very best in contemporary Irish cinema comes to Glucksman Ireland House NYU with a special four-day festival.
Thursday, October 8th, 7:00 p.m.
Prof. Sean McGraw discusses how Ireland's three major political parties gained and maintained dominance.
Thursday, October 15th, 7:00 p.m.
Biographers Shane Kenna and Terry Golway discuss Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and John Devoy, Irish Americans who were pivotal to context of the Easter 1916 Rising.
Friday, October 16th, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Scholars, directors, and writers gather to discuss famed novelist, poet, and playwright Samuel Beckett in conjunction with performances of Waiting for Godot by the Lazare Players at NYU's Skirball Center.
Thursday, October 22nd, 7:00 p.m.
Novelist Paul Murray launches his new novel, a hilarious, profound, and topical examination of the ever-evolving relationship between art and business.
Friday, October 23rd, 8:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of Irish folk music with guitarist, pioneer of the Irish bouzouki, and singer Jimmy Crowley.
Saturday, October 24th, 10:00 a.m.
Attend a day of talks, roundtables and exhibits, including a lecture by Gavin Foster of Concordia University
Thursday, October 29th, 7:00 p.m.
Prof. Francis M. Carroll of the University of Manitoba presents the seventeenth annual Ernie O'Malley Lecture on American support for the United Irish League.
Saturday, October 31st, 2:00 p.m.
Vincent Begley, archivist for the Carmelite Friars, gives an illuminating talk on New York Carmelites' crucial involvement in the Irish struggle for freedom.
Thursday, November 5th, 7:00 p.m.
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 Fiona Benson, recent winner of the Seamus Heaney Prize.
Friday, November 6th – Sunday, November 8th
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.
Saturday, November 7th, 1:00 p.m.
GIH faculty member Mick Moloney moderates a panel discussion on “The Genius of Ed Reavy: His Contribution to Irish American Music.”
Thursday, November 12th, 7:00 p.m.
Pádraig Ó Cearúill hosts an evening of traditional music and song with NYU students and local musicians.
Friday, November 13th, 8:00 p.m.
Accordionist Paddy O'Brien & fiddler Nathan Gourley perform liveley tunes from their recent album Bright and Early.
Tuesday, November 17th – Saturday, November 21st
Don't miss celebrated dancer/choreographer/GIH faculty member Jean Butler’s new duet, this is an Irish dance, created with cellist Neil Martin.
Wednesday, November 18th, 7:00 p.m.
A troupe of New York's finest actors brings the sounds, words, and stories of Ireland's Easter Rising to life to capture the American voice of this historic event.
Thursday, November 19th, 6:15 p.m.
Prof. Declan Kiberd delivers "The Future of the Past: Revival Ireland 1891-1922"at Columbia University's Heyman Center for the Humanities.
Thursday, December 3rd, 7:00 p.m.
Oral historian Íde B. O'Carroll, PhD, launches the 25th anniversary groundbreaking collection of her Irish women's oral histories spanning three waves of emigration to America.
Friday, December 4th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Learn more about NYU's MA in Irish and Irish-American Studies, including significant scholarships. Meet faculty, students, and alumni.
Friday, December 4th, 8:00 p.m.
Hear tunes from All-Ireland champion piper Patrick Hutchinson and his frequent collaborator, fiddler Armand Aromi.
Thursday, December 10th, 7:00 p.m.
GIH faculty member Abby Bender launches her new book, Israelites in Erin: Exodus, Revolution, and the Irish Revival (Syracuse University Press).