Fall 2013 Events
Thursday, September 19th, 7:00 p.m.
National Book Award-winning novelist Colum McCann reads from his bestselling TransAtlantic, in which three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history.
Friday, September 20th – Tuesday, October 29th
This exhibit is on display at the Consulate General of Ireland, 345 Park Avenue at 51st street, New York City until October 30th. Public hours: Monday -Friday, 10am -1pm; a photo ID and appointment are necessary to enter the Consulate offices. Please contact Iain Coleman at (646)532-2778 to make an appointment.
Saturday, September 21st, 1:00 p.m.
Discover the Irish language in a program designed for learners of all levels, led by Louis de Paor of NUI Galway, Paul Ferris, Hilary Mhic Suibhne, Pádraig Ó Cearúill, and Jonathan O'Neill.
Thursday, September 26th, 7:00 p.m.
Join this 6th annual 1st Irish theatre festival with a reading of hot, up-and-coming Northern Irish playwright Jimmy Kerr's newest work, Maybe, a "romantic comedy" set in NYC's only fish and chip shop.
Friday, September 27th, 8:00 p.m.
With harmony vocals, bouzouki, banjo and guitar, the Murphy Beds' sound recalls the legendary 1970s recordings of Andy Irvine and Paul Brady, with a dose of Appalachian flavor.
Friday, October 4th – Sunday, October 6th
The very best in contemporary Irish cinema comes to Glucksman Ireland House NYU with a special three-day festival including filmmaker Q&A, panel discussions, and filmmaker receptions. Tickets on sale now.
Friday, October 11th, 8:00 p.m.
Galway-based duo Emmett Gill (uilleann pipe) and Jesse Smith (fiddle) perform traditional Irish music in a style that recalls the energetic sound of Irish recording artists of the 1920s.
Thursday, October 17th, 7:00 p.m.
Prof. Elliott J. Gorn of Loyola University Chicago discusses the life of labor leader Mary Harris, better known as Mother Jones, "the grandmother of all agitators," focusing on her Irish origins and influences, her life as an American labor organizer, and her recent repatriation back to Ireland.
Saturday, October 19th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
"Masters of Irish Traditional Music and Dance in New York in the 20th century," a panel discussion moderated by Mick Moloney with Jerry O'Sullivan, Brian Holleran, Siobhan Butler and Tony De Marco.
Friday, October 25th – Tuesday, April 1st
This special exhibit explores the world of 1757 through 125 letters, most of them unopened until 2011, taken from captured Irish ship on its return to Ireland from France during the Seven Years' War.
Friday, October 25th – Saturday, October 26th
The 1757 Bordeaux-Dublin Letters Conference will investigate historical issues raised in a collection of 125 letters, most of them unopened, taken from captured Irish ship on its return to Ireland from France during the Seven Years' War.
Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 p.m.
Cathal Mac Coille, co-presenter of "Morning Ireland," one of Ireland's most popular radio news programs, explores the duties, challenges, and opportunities inherent in broadcasting in troubled times for this Seventh Annual Irish Institute of New York Lecture.
Thursday, November 14th, 7:00 p.m.
Prof. Joe Lee marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Irish Volunteers, the Irish nationalist movement which saw its membership split between those who joined the British effort in WWI and those who formed the Irish Republican Army.
Friday, November 15th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Learn more about NYU's MA in Irish and Irish-American Studies.
Friday, November 15th, 8:00 p.m.
This outstanding Massachusetts-based duo makes a rare appearance in NYC with Matt Heaton, master of guitar and bouzouki, and Shannon Heaton, a superb flute player and singer.
Tuesday, November 19th, 7:30 p.m.
At the Irish Arts Center, celebrated Bronx writer Peter Quinn marks the final installment of the detective Fintan Dunne series with special guests Dan Barry, Aedin Moloney, Mary Tierney and Terry Golway for a discussion and readings from the detective Fintan Dunne trilogy (Dry Bones, The Man Who Never Returned and Hour of the Cat.)
Thursday, November 21st, 7:00 p.m.
Named for Philadelphia educator and life-long lover of poetry who recently completed his 64th year of teaching, the Tom Quinlan Lecture will be delivered by poet Sarah Jackson, winner of the 2013 Seamus Heaney Prize.
Friday, November 22nd – Saturday, November 23rd
Trinity College Dublin and Glucksman Ireland House, New York University are holding a festival devoted to Irish crime fiction, featuring more than a dozen of the most exciting Irish and Irish-American crime novelists. Located in Dublin, Ireland.
Saturday, November 23rd, 1:00 p.m.
Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, renowned singer from County Donegal, Máirín Uí Chéide, originally from Connamara, will teach an afternoon sean nós workshop.
Saturday, November 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, renowned singer from County Donegal, performs with Máirín Uí Chéide of Connamara.
Thursday, December 5th, 7:00 p.m.
Historian Rosemary Cullen Owens of University College Dublin and author of A Social History of Women in Ireland considers "A Turbulent Decade: Women Activists in Social, Labour and Nationalist Movements in Ireland, 1912-1922."
Friday, December 6th, 8:00 p.m.
Taking their band name from an old Irish slip jig, fiddler Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O'Hare and singer/bouzouki player Pat Broaders have formed as powerful a trio as you'll find anywhere in the world of Irish music.
Saturday, December 7th, 2:00 p.m.
Historian Terry Golway reconsiders the legacy of Tammany Hall by examining the Irish climb to power and their unique influence on American politics. Presented with the New York Irish History Roundtable.
Thursday, December 12th, 7:00 p.m.
Irish Language Lecturer Pádraig Ó Cearúill hosts an evening of traditional music and song with NYU students and local musicians.