Glucksman Ireland House of NYU will host Ireland’s Ambassador to the US for a bi-lingual lecture (Feb. 8), an annual gala honoring Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Paul Muldoon, (Feb. 27), and more in February.

Glucksman Ireland House at New York University

Glucksman Ireland House of NYU will host Ireland’s Ambassador to the US for a bi-lingual lecture (Feb. 8), an annual gala honoring Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Paul Muldoon, (Feb. 27), and more in February.

Glucksman Ireland House is celebrating their 25th anniversary with programming focusing on Irish-Jewish themes. This theme pays tribute to Loretta Brennan Glucksman and the late Lewis L. Glucksman, who believed in the universality of the ethnic and immigrant experience and creating dialogue between immigrants of different backgrounds.   

All events will be held at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House (1 Washington Mews [between Thompson St. and LaGuardia Pl.] unless otherwise specified. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 212.998.3950 or visit

MEDIA ONLY: Reporters interested in covering or attending any of these events, please contact Sarah Binney at 212.998.6829 or email

Thurs., Feb.1, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
“Hasia Diner on Irish and Jewish American Intersections”
Dr. Hasia Diner, Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, will deliver a talk on the American encounters between Jewish and Irish immigrants—on city streets, in the halls of tenement buildings, and in public schools. Both in the meeting rooms of urban political machines and in activities of labor unions, Jewish and Irish women and men experienced numerous times and opportunities to interact, whether as competitors or collaborators. Dr. Diner teaches American Jewish history, American immigration history, and women’s history. Tickets by donation.

Fri., Feb.2, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
“Blarney Star Concert Series: Dylan Foley & Josh Dukes”
Listen to the tunes of four-time All-Ireland fiddle champion Dylan Foley and All-Ireland champion accompanist flute player Josh Dukes (who also plays guitar, bouzouki, and bodhrán). Foley and Dukes recorded the well-received CD The New York Connection.

Free admission to Members of Glucksman Ireland House and to all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card. For non-members: $15 donation at the door for the Blarney Star Concert Series.

Tickets at the door only; the Blarney Star Concert Series does not accept reservations

Thurs., Feb.8, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
“13th Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture: Ambassador Daniel Mulhall”
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. Ireland Ambassador to the US, Daniel Mulhall, will explore Douglas Hyde’s ideas and will look at how they contributed to the broader cultural and political revival that helped transform Ireland a century ago.

This lecture will be delivered bi-lingually (Irish/English). Presented in association with the Irish History Roundtable of New York. Tickets available by donation.

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.

Tues. Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
“Glucksman Ireland House 2018 Gala”
Location: Kimmel Center for University Life, 238 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012
Join us as we honor Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and entrepreneur Carl Shanahan at the 6th annual Glucksman Ireland House NYU Gala. Toast the honorees at a cocktail reception followed by seated dinner with presentations of the Seamus Heaney Award for Arts and Letters and Lewis L. Glucksman Award for Leadership.

Tickets begin at $1000.00 per person. For more information and to purchase a seat please email

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

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