Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, located at One Washington Mews (at Fifth Avenue), will host several special events in September. All events take place at Ireland House unless otherwise noted. Admission is free to members of Ireland House and those with an NYU ID; for all others, $10 admission charge to regular events and $15 for Blarney Star Concert Series. To reserve a seat call 212.998.3850 or email:

A schedule of events follows:

Thurs., Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Remembering Skibbereen: Writing an Irish American Memoir” by Sharon O’Brien, John Hope Caldwell Professor of American Cultures and professor of American Studies and English at Dickinson College. O’Brien discusses her book The Family Silver (University of Chicago Press, 2004), an odyssey into Irish American history as it was experienced by the Quinlans and O’Briens of Elmira, NY and Lowell, MA, respectively.

Thurs., Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Discussion: Gemma Tipton, editor of Space: Architecture for Art, explores how Ireland’s historic and colonial legacy, and more recent economic success, has been reflected in its buildings and in the development of a new, confident, architectural approach to building for art.

Fri., Sept. 23, 9 p.m. Blarney Star Concert Series: June McCormack and Michael Rooney. Draiocht, the title of the latest recording by Sligo flute player McCormack and Monaghan harper/concertina player Rooney, means “magic” in Irish, and that is an apt description of their virtuosi duet playing.

Thurs., Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Film screening: Songs and Stories: New York Remembers Rory Gallagher, an hour-long documentary about the late Irish blues guitar great, produced and directed by Victor Zimet, Stephanie Silber, and Seamus Kelleher, followed by a conversation with Kelleher and Donal Gallagher, brother, former manager, and executor of the artist’s estate. Gallagher’s fiery guitar work rivaled that of his contemporaries Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, putting his country on the R&B map at the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland. Note venue: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St.

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