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13th Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture: Ambassador Daniel Mulhall”—Feb. 8 Lecture at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House


NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House will host Ireland’s Ambassador to the US, Daniel Mulhall, on Feb. 8 for a lecture exploring the ideas of Douglas Hyde and how they contributed to the broader cultural and political revival that helped transform Ireland a century ago.

Ambassador Daniel Mulhall

NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House will host Ireland’s Ambassador to the US, Daniel Mulhall, on Feb. 8 for a lecture exploring the ideas of Douglas Hyde and how they contributed to the broader cultural and political revival that helped transform Ireland a century ago. Douglas Hyde’s ‘The necessity for de-anglicising the Irish nation’ is one of the key documents of the Irish revival that helped pave the way for Irish independence. Hyde was instrumental in establishing the Gaelic League in 1893. The League became a magnet for a younger generation of Irish nationalists, many of whom took part in the events of 1916-22.

This lecture will be delivered bi-lingually (Irish/English), presented in association with the Irish History Roundtable of New York at NYU’s Glucksman Irish House from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m (1 Washington Mews [between Thompson St. and LaGuardia Pl.]).

Tá ‘The Necessity for De-Angliscing Ireland’, a scríobh Dubhghlas de híde, ar cheann na cáipéisí is tábhachtaí a foilsíodh i rith Athbheochan na Gaeilge agus réitigh sé an bealach do shaoirse na hÉireann. Bhí híde ríthábhachtach i mbunú Chonradh na Gaeilge in 1893. Mheall an Conradh glúin óg náisiúnaithe Éireannacha, ar ghlac go leor acu páirt in imeachtaí na mblianta 1916-1922. Pléifidh an tAmbasadóir Mulhall ina léacht smaointe Dhubhghlais de hÍde agus breathnóidh sé ar an gcaoi ar chuir siad leis an athbheochan fhairsing cultúir agus polaitíochta a d’athraigh Éire ó bhonn céad bliain ó shin.

MEDIA ONLY: Reporters interested in covering or attending the event, please contact Sarah Binney at 212.998.6829 or email sarah.binney@nyu.edu.

Tickets are available by donation. Free admission to Members of Glucksman Ireland House and to all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card. For more information and to reserve your ticket, call 212.998.3950 or visit www.as.nyu.edu/irelandhouse/events/spring-2018/13th-annual-barra-o-donnabhain-lecture--ambassador-daniel-mulhal.

Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

About Glucksman Ireland House:
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Glucksman Ireland House is New York University’s Center for Irish and Irish-American Studies and one of the top-ranked academic Irish Studies programs in the world. It provides access to the best in Irish and Irish-American culture through innovative undergraduate and graduate academic curricula and extensive public programming. With faculty in Irish and Irish-American literature, history, music, language, and cultural studies, Glucksman Ireland House NYU provides its students and the community with an integrated approach to understanding the dynamic arts and humanities that represent Ireland and Irish-America’s past, present, and future. Learn more about Glucksman Ireland House at www.as.nyu.edu/irelandhouse.