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Spring 2015 Events


Events

  • January
    Image of Marie Reilly

    Friday, January 30th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Marie Reilly and Friends

    Hear tunes off fiddler Marie Reilly's newly released album, The Road to Glannagh: Music of South Leitrim.

  • February

    Thursday, February 12th, 7:00 p.m.

    Colm Tóibín reads from Nora Webster

    Acclaimed writer Colm Tóibín reads from his best-selling novel, Nora Webster, the story of a newly-widowed mother struggling to recover until she begins to sing again.

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

    Friday, February 13th, 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, February 13th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Ivan Goff and Cleek Schrey

    Dublin native Ivan Goff is a master of the uilleann pipes and flute will preform with Cleek Schrey on both standard fiddle and hardangerfele, a ghostly sounding Norwegian violin.

  • Thursday, February 19th, 7:00 p.m.

    Maureen O. Murphy launches Compassionate Stranger

    Prof. Maureen O’Rourke Murphy launches the first biography of Asenath Nicholson, an extraordinary woman whose important contributions have been largely forgotten.

  • Thursday, February 26th, 7:00 p.m.

    Marie-Louise Coolahan on Women's Writing & Early Modern Ireland

    Marie-Louise Coolahan of National University of Ireland, Galway, shares her pioneering research with a lecture, “Women's Writing and Early Modern Ireland,” a previously under-explored area of study.

  • Saturday, February 28th, 2:00 p.m.

    Joseph Buggy talks about Finding Your Irish Ancestors in NYC

    Sociologist and genealogist Joseph Buggy discusses the myriad resources available to those who wish to explore their Irish ancestry.

  • March

    Thursday, March 5th, 7:00 p.m.

    Airneál na Féile Pádraig

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

  • Photo: a sign for the Gaeltacht

    Saturday, March 7th, 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 Shane Ó Ruairc.

  • Saturday, March 7th, 7:00 p.m.

    Tenth Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture: Dr. Mac Ionnrachtaigh

    Dr. Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh will deliver the tenth annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture on the bottom-up community language revival in the north of Ireland.

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

    Friday, March 13th, 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 13th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Noel Hill and Martin O'Connell

    Concertina great Noel Hill teams up with Martin O'Connell whose technique and taste on the box accordion are impeccable.

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

    Saturday, March 14th, 12:00 p.m.

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

    Come celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick with mass in Irish!

  • Image of Theo Dorgan

    Thursday, March 26th, 7:00 p.m.

    Theo Dorgan reads from Nine Bright Shiners

    Theo Dorgan reads from Nine Bright Shiners, a sequence of elegies that reflect on early and recent deaths, from the loss of his infant sister to that of a contemporary by suicide.

  • April

    Thursday, April 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

    Prof. Luke Gibbons on 'Joyce’s Ghosts'

    In his lecture, “Joyce’s Ghosts,” Prof. Luke Gibbons proposes that Joyce’s Irishness is intrinsic to his modernism, and is not just a source of subject matter but of form itself.

  • Thursday, April 9th, 7:00 p.m.

    Lucy McDiarmid launches Poets and the Peacock Dinner

    100 years after W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, and five other poets gathered to eat a peacock, Prof. Lucy McDiarmid explores the meal’s far-reaching implications with the launch of Poets and the Peacock Dinner: The Literary History of a Meal.

  • Friday, April 10th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: David Power

    David Power is a magnificent uilleann piper, one whose masterly technique and soulful musicianship invite comparison to the acknowledged greats of the piping world.

  • Saturday, April 11th, 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.

  • Thursday, April 16th, 7:00 p.m.

    Economic Forum with Eamon Gilmore, TD

    Eamon Gilmore, TD, talks about the Irish economy’s road from IMF bailout toward recovery, followed by a roundtable discussion with members of the business and university communities.

  • Thursday, April 30th, 7:00 p.m.

    Ballymaloe in the Irish food Renaissance' with Darina Allen

    Irish chef and author Darina Allen visits Ireland House to discuss the role of the famed Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland's food Renaissance.

  • May
    Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 4th, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May - May 4th

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

  • Image of The Negotiator

    Monday, May 4th, 7:00 p.m.

    Senator George Mitchell launches memoir, The Negotiator

    Senator George Mitchell, an architect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland, US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace among other important contributions launches his new memoir, The Negotiator.

  • Friday, May 8th, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    PEN World Voices 2015 at NYU

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

  • Daniel Neely Thumb

    Friday, May 8th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    PEN World Voices Festival: Dan Neely and Company

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

  • Friday, May 8th, 5:30 p.m.

    Novelist Cormac James launches The Surfacing

    Novelist Cormac James launches The Surfacing in his North American debut.

  • Friday, May 8th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Chathasaigh & Newman

    Harpist Máire Ní Chathasaigh, from west County Cork, and the talented guitarist Chris Newman fuse traditional melody and jazzy improvisation.

  • Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 11th, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May - May 11th

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

  • Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 18th, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May - May 18th

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

  • Logo: Origin Theatre Company

    Monday, May 25th, 7:00 p.m.

    Mondays in May - May 25th

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