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Fall 2016 Events


  • September

    Tuesday, September 13th, 7:00 p.m.

    The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel" and "So Say the Fallen"

    Writers John Connolly, Declan Hughes, and Stuart Neville will participate and sign books, as will Professors Elizabeth Mannion, Fiona Coffey, and Brian Cliff.

  • Friday, September 16th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Patrick Ourceau and Jimmy Coen

    The first Blarney Star Concert of the fall season features lively music from fiddler Patrick Ourceau and guitarist Jimmy Coen.

  • Thursday, September 22nd, 7:00 p.m.

    Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival

    Join us for Origin's 1st Irish 2016, New York's annual festival of Irish theatre.

  • Friday, September 23rd, 7:00 p.m.

    Documentary: The Irish Rebellion

    Narrated by Liam Neeson, this documentary tells the story of a small group of Irish rebels who took on the might of the British Empire in Dublin during Easter Week 1916.

  • Friday, September 30th – Sunday, October 2nd

    Irish Screen America

    The very best in contemporary Irish cinema comes to Glucksman Ireland House NYU with a special four-day festival.

  • October

    Saturday, October 8th, 10:00 a.m.

    Dúchas: Irish Landscapes and Environmental Legacies

    This symposium will consider Ireland’s cultural and environmental heritage, with special attention to the work of writer, cartographer and historian Tim Robinson.

  • Wednesday, October 12th, 7:30 p.m.

    Launch of The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

    Emma Donoghue (Room) launches her new novel, The Wonder, which delves into the life of an English nurse brought to an Irish village to scrutinize the miracle of Anna O'Donnell, a girl who miraculously survived without food for months.

  • Saturday, October 15th, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Lá Gaeilge: Irish Language Day

    Discover the beauty of the Irish language in a program designed for learners of all levels, led by Paul Ferris, Hilary Mhic Suibhne, Pádraig Ó Cearúill, and Eimear Kennedy.

  • Thursday, October 20th, 7:00 p.m.

    The Ernie O'Malley Lecture: Creating a Catholic Popular Culture

    Dr. Eileen P. Sullivan of Rutgers University will deliver her lecture entitled "Creating a Catholic Popular Culture in 19th Century America: The Contribution of Irish-American Novelists".

  • Friday, October 21st, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Len Graham and Brían Ó hAirt

    Antrim native Len Graham has been a leading voice in Irish traditional song for four decades. He is joined by Brían Ó hAirt, a performer of sean nós Irish-language song and dance and player of concertina, accordion, and whistle.

  • Friday, October 28th – Saturday, October 29th

    ACIS Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

    Glucksman Ireland House at New York University will be the host of the 2016 American Conference for Irish Studies Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. With the theme of "Ireland's Global Dimensions".

  • Friday, October 28th, 8:00 p.m.

    Launch of Famine Folios

    Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University launches its latest Famine Folios, a visually rich series of essays.

  • Saturday, October 29th, 8:00 p.m.

    "By Memory Inspired" with Mick Moloney

    Mick Moloney will lead some of Irish America's most eminent musicians including Robbie O'Connell, Athena Tergis, Billy McComiskey, and Ivan Goff, in concert and discussion on themes of nationalism and insurrection.

  • November

    Thursday, November 3rd, 7:00 p.m.

    The Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry: Kate Miller

    Named for a Philadelphia educator with a life-long love of poetry, the fifth annual Tom Quinlan Lecture will feature a reading by the 2016 winner of the Seamus Heaney Prize, Kate Miller (The Observances), with an introduction by Nick Laird.

  • Friday, November 4th – Sunday, November 6th

    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.

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

    Building Communities in Northern Ireland

    Belfast-based historian Dr. Francis Costello speaks about his work with Charity Building Communities to build a wider understanding on the impact of Ireland's "Great Hunger" throughout the Province of Ulster.

  • Friday, November 18th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Siobhán & Willie Kelly

    Siobhán Kelly has been playing the traditional wooden, "simple system" flute since she was a young girl. Her style meshes perfectly with the acclaimed fiddle playing of her husband, Willie Kelly.

  • December

    Friday, December 2nd, 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 2nd, 8:00 p.m.

    The Blarney Star Concert Series: Eugene, Rose & John Clancy

    Singer, guitarist and harmonica player Eugene Clancy is joined by his daughter Rose Clancy on the fiddle and her brother John Clancy on the bass for a night of Irish folk music.

  • Thursday, December 8th, 7:00 p.m.

    Airneál December 2016

    GIH faculty member Pádraig Ó Cearúill hosts an evening of traditional music and song performed by NYU students and local musicians.

  • Monday, December 12th, 8:00 p.m.

    The Letters of Samuel Beckett

    A words-and-music evening to mark the publication of the fourth and final volume of The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1966-1989, which shows the author struggling to cope with ever-growing international fame.