Glucksman Ireland House of New York University, located at One Washington Mews (at Fifth Avenue), will host several special events in March, including the March 13 launch of David McWilliams’ new book, The Pope’s Children: The Irish Economic Triumph and the Rise of Ireland’s New Elite, an irreverent discussion of how economic success has changed Ireland. Admission to events is free to Ireland House members and those with an NYU ID; for all others, $10 admission to regular events and $15 for Blarney Star Concert Series events. To reserve a seat, call 212.998.3950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A schedule of events follows:
- Thursday, Mar. 6, 7 p.m. Reading: Distinguished poet Michael O’Siadhail reads from his latest collection, Globe. In this book he explores how a world is shaped and how the past and our memories bear on the present.
- Thursday, Mar. 13, 7 p.m. Book launch: The Pope’s Children: The Irish Economic Triumph and the Rise of Ireland’s New Elite (Wiley, 2008) by David McWilliams. This is an irreverent and brilliant discussion of how economic success has changed Ireland and how this newfound prosperity has unleashed a variety of forces that are changing the landscape of the country and the way the people live. Note that this event is free to all.
- Thursday, Mar. 20, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Shoveling out the Paupers: The Poor Law and Emigration from Irish Workhouses in the 19th Century” by Gerard Moran, National University of Ireland, Galway. This discussion is based on Moran’s recent book which examines assisted emigration schemes to North America and Australia. He is the author of Sending Out Ireland’s Poor: Assisted Emigration to North America in the Nineteenth Century and The Mayo Evictions of 1860.
- Wednesday, Mar. 26, 7 p.m. Lecture: University College Cork’s Dermot Keogh speaks on Taoiseach Jack Lynch and the growing crisis in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s and 1970s, based on his forthcoming monograph on Lynch, who served as Taoiseach from 1966 to 1973 and from 1977 to 1979. Presented in collaboration with Notre Dame. Note that this event is free to all.
- Friday, Mar. 28, 9 p.m. Blarney Star Concert Series: Two members of the instrumental supergroup Lúnasa - Clare flute player Kevin Crawford and Armagh uilleann piper Cillian Vallely - will join Waterford guitarist Dónal Clancy of the band Danu for this concert. This is a powerhouse trio who could form a world-class band all by themselves, and it will be a rare treat to see three such renowned performers in the intimate setting of Glucksman Ireland House.