Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, located at One Washington Mews (at Fifth Avenue), will host several special events in March. Admission is free to members of Ireland House 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:
Thurs., March 4, 7 p.m.
Gerard Moran, National University of Ireland, Galway, discusses Irish evictions and assisted emigration to America in the 19th century.
Sat., March. 6, 1– 5 p.m.
Lá Gaeilge: Irish Language Day: join Padraig Ó Cearúill for a day of learning conversational Irish through sessions on vocabulary and pronunciation and creative group activities.
Thurs., March 11, 7 p.m.
Irish Times columnist and critic Fintan O’Toole discusses his new book, Ship of Fools: How Corruption and Stupidity Sank the Celtic Tiger.
Fri., March 12, 9 p.m.
The Blarney Star Concert Series: Flute, whistle, and bodhrán player Kevin Crawford and uilleann piper and whistle player Cillian Vallely are two members of the celebrated ensemble Lúnasa.
Sat., March 13, 12 p.m.
Irish-Language Mass at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral: Father Andrew M. O’Connor of Holy Family Church in the Bronx will celebrate the Mass, with Msgr. Donald Sakano, pastor of the Old Cathedral, as a concelebrant. Readings will be done in English by Father O’Connor and in Irish by Pádraig Ó Cearúill, senior language lecturer of Irish Studies, NYU.
After the Mass, a party celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick will beheld in front of the church, with traditional Irish music and refreshments. Location: St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, Mott Street (between Prince and Houston Streets).
Sat., March 13, 7 p.m.
Barra O Donnabháin Memorial Lecture: distinguished poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill reads from her work and discusses Irish language literature.
Tues., March 16, 7 p.m.
Eminent pianist Una Hunt presents a lecture and recital on the work of composer Thomas Moore following the “Moore’s Irish Melodies” concert at Carnegie Hall the previous evening.
Thurs., March 25, 7 p.m.
In Maid as Muse, Aife Murray discusses the intimate story of Emily Dickinson and her Irish immigrant servants, Margaret Maher and Tom Kelley.