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Fall 2015 Events


  • September

    Saturday, September 12th, 3:00 p.m.

    Northern Irish Culture Today

    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.

    "Her Exiled Children...": Music of the 1916 Easter Rising

    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 Blarney Star Concert Series: Conway, Whelan and Penzien

    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.

    Black Irish Identities: A Symposium

    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 An Unlikely Union

    Paul Moses launches his dramatic and fascinating new book about the tumultuous, complex relationships that developed between New York's Italians and Irish.

  • Photo: a sign for the Gaeltacht

    Saturday, September 26th, 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 Fullbright TA Antoin Ó Dubhaigh.

  • October

    Thursday, October 1st, 7:00 p.m.

    Napoleon Bonaparte and Ireland

    Professor Tom Bartlett discusses how Napoleon Bonaparte impacted Irish history, culture, and folklore.

  • Friday, October 2nd – Saturday, October 4th

    Irish Screen America

    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 on How Parties Win

    Prof. Sean McGraw discusses how Ireland's three major political parties gained and maintained dominance.

  • Thursday, October 15th, 7:00 p.m.

    Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, John Devoy, and the Road to the Rising

    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.

    Samuel Beckett Symposium

    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.

    Paul Murray launches The Mark and the Void

    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.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Jimmy Crowley

    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.

    Genealogy over Generations

    Attend a day of talks, roundtables and exhibits, including a lecture by Gavin Foster of Concordia University

  • Thursday, October 29th, 7:00 p.m.

    The Ernie O'Malley Lecture: The United Irish League of America

    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.

    The New York Carmelites & Irish Independence

    Vincent Begley, archivist for the Carmelite Friars, gives an illuminating talk on New York Carmelites' crucial involvement in the Irish struggle for freedom.

  • November

    Thursday, November 5th, 7:00 p.m.

    The Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry: Fiona Benson

    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

    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.

  • Saturday, November 7th, 1:00 p.m.

    New York Trad Fest Panel Discussion

    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.

    Airneál November 2015

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

  • Friday, November 13th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Paddy O'Brien & Nathan Gourley

    Accordionist Paddy O'Brien & fiddler Nathan Gourley perform liveley tunes from their recent album Bright and Early.

  • Tuesday, November 17th – Saturday, November 21st

    this is an Irish dance

    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.

    Voices in America and the 1916 Easter Rising

    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.

    "The Future of the Past: Revival Ireland 1891-1922”

    Prof. Declan Kiberd delivers "The Future of the Past: Revival Ireland 1891-1922"at Columbia University's Heyman Center for the Humanities.

  • December

    Thursday, December 3rd, 7:00 p.m.

    Ide O'Carroll launches Models for Movers

    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.

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

    Friday, December 4th, 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, December 4th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Pat Hutchinson & Armand Aromin

    Hear tunes from All-Ireland champion piper Patrick Hutchinson and his frequent collaborator, fiddler Armand Aromi.

  • Thursday, December 10th, 7:00 p.m.

    Prof. Abby Bender launches Israelites in Erin

    GIH faculty member Abby Bender launches her new book, Israelites in Erin: Exodus, Revolution, and the Irish Revival (Syracuse University Press).