Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, located at One Washington Mews (at Fifth Avenue), will host several special events in March, including the launch on March 9 of the book, Making the Irish American: History & Heritage of the Irish in the United States, published by NYU Press. Admission is free to members of Ireland House and those with an NYU ID; for all others, $10 admission charge for regular events and $15 for the Blarney Star Concert Series. To reserve a seat call 212.998.3950 or email:

A calendar of events follows:

Fri.-Sun. Mar. 3-5 8th Annual Grian Conference: “Eat Drink, and Be Hungry: Ireland and Consumption.” A three-day conference, hosted by Grian, an Irish Studies organization based at Glucksman Ireland House comprised of emerging and established scholars affiliated with numerous New York-area universities. Hasia Diner, Steinberg Professor of Jewish-American Studies at NYU and author of Hungering for America, will deliver the keynote. For more information visit

Thurs., Mar. 9, 7 p.m. Book Launch: Making the Irish American: History & Heritage of the Irish in the United States, edited by Ireland House’s J.J. Lee and Marion R. Casey. The volume offers a feast of 29 perspectives on the vital, endlessly fascinating story of the Irish in America.

Fri., Mar. 10, 9 p.m. The Blarney Star Concert Series: visit for which traditional Irish musicians will be playing.

Thurs., Mar. 23, 7 p.m. Reading: noted historian and novelist Thomas Fleming presents his eloquent memoir of his father, Teddy Fleming, and his rise from lower-class, immigrant roots to political power in Jersey City in his book, Mysteries of My Father, a unique look at the world of the Irish-American political machine.

Thurs., Mar. 30, 7 p.m. Reading: Joseph O’Connor, author of the acclaimed bestseller Star of the Sea, reads from its sequel, his novel-in-progress, Redemption. Set in 1867 in Manhattan and Montana, the book portrays a group of Irish immigrants drawn into the American Civil War. This will be the first public reading from the book, which is expected to be published in 2007.

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