Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, located at One Washington Mews (at Fifth Avenue), will host several special events in November and December. All events take place at Ireland House unless otherwise noted. Admission is free to members 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A schedule of events follows:
Thurs., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Ernie O’Malley Lecture Series: “Minds to Hands: The End of a Golden Age for Irish-American Teachers, 1920-1935” by Janet Nolan, Loyola University, Chicago. Based on her book, Servants of the Poor: Teachers and Mobility in Ireland and Irish America, and upon research for a forthcoming volume, Nolan explores the lives of two Irish-American women in Chicago who defended Irish-American teachers in Chicago’s public schools against official opposition to teacher professionalism. Note venue: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South.
Fri., Nov. 4, 9 p.m. Blarney Star Concert Series: Michael Cooney and Pat Egan. Cooney, a three-time All-Ireland uilleann pipes champion and tin whistle great, is joined by singer and guitarist Egan, a fellow Tipperary native best known for his work with the trio “Chulrua.”
Thurs., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Book launch: John M. Hearne, Waterford Institute of Technology, and Rory Cornish, Winthrop University, South Carolina, launch Thomas Francis Meagher: The Making of an Irish American. Republican revolutionary, father of the Irish tricolor, and political exile, Meagher became a U.S. citizen, leading ethnic spokesman, and first commanding general of the Irish Brigade during the Civil War.
Thurs., Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Book launch: Lucy McDiarmid, Villanova University launches The Irish Art of Controversy. In the years before the 1916 Rising, public battles were fought in Ireland over French paintings, a maverick priest, Dublin slum children, and theatrical censorship — McDiarmid offers a witty account of these and other controversies.
Fri., Dec. 2, 9 p.m. Blarney Star Concert Series: Séamus Mac Conaonaigh and Marie Reilly. Connemara native Mac Conaonaigh plays the wooden flute, perfectly complemented by the fiddle playing of Reilly, a New Yorker and veteran of the famed Cherish the Ladies ensemble.