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Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757: The Voice of an Irish Community Abroad

It started in 1757 with the capture of an Irish wine ship on its way home from Bordeaux during the Seven Years’ War. Most of the 125 letters carried aboard the Two Sisters of Dublin remained unopened until a member of New York University’s Irish Studies faculty discovered them in a London archive in January 2011. The voice of this little-known Irish community in the heart of French wine country comes to life in a book, academic conference, and exhibition centered on the Bordeaux-Dublin Letters and the story of Irish expatriates in the early-modern world

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 Join Glucksman Ireland House NYU as we celebrate our 20th anniversary! We are delighted to look forward to another 20 wonderful years of presenting the best of Irish culture in New York City. Become a 20th anniversary member and support our dual mission of excellence in academic study and the presentation of cultural events to the New York public. Members receive free admission or discounted tickets to most events, as well as many other benefits. New members receive the coveted GIH tote bag!