Author Archives: New York Irish History Roundtable

The New York “Police Scandal” of 1892

On Saturday, March 4, we will host a provocative program about what became labeled as the New York “Police Scandal” of 1892. With powerful results, charges were sensationally leveled against police practice and Tammany Hall activity in the city of New York by one of Gotham’s leading citizens. The centerpiece of this Roundtable program will… Continue Reading

Building Bridges

In the mid-1800s, Irish Catholics arrived in the U.S. in dramatic numbers. They were often confronted with severe and ugly discrimination, and they reacted in various ways. One such reaction—uncommon in its time—was that of Fr. Sylvester Malone. To hear more about this unique man, join us and Geoffrey Cobb on Saturday, May 6 at… Continue Reading

On Inwood—and Being at the War

On Saturday, Oct. 22, the NYIHR will provide a special program on Manhattan’s Inwood, once the largest Irish community in New York. Author Edward Hagan and Roundtable president John Ridge will collaborate to re-capture Inwood, its institutions, values—and its expectations for its inhabitants. This program will take place at 2 p.m. in the McCloskey meeting… Continue Reading

Shaping Culture: The impact of Irish-American Writers

On Saturday, Dec. 3 author Eileen Sullivan will present a talk on changes in the culture of American Catholicism emerging from the works of nineteenth-century writers who created a distinctive—and influential—Irish-American literature. Examining characters and themes in novels published in 1830s to the 1870s, Professor Sullivan will shed new light on how, for example, Irish… Continue Reading

The Garden Spot

Greenpoint, in northern Brooklyn, is today one of the dynamic neighborhoods in New York City. Sometimes referred to as “Little Poland,” it once was home to large numbers of Irish and Irish-Americans who took advantage of its location and resources. Who were these Irish, and why did they settle in Greenpoint? To find out the… Continue Reading

Irish-Language Mass at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral

For the ninth consecutive year, the New York Irish History Roundtable, Glucksman Ireland House NYU, and the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral will celebrate an Irish-language Mass. Father Andrew O’Connor of St. Mary’s Church in Manhattan will be the celebrant. Liturgical music will be performed on the Basilica’s historic 1868 Henry Erben Organ by… Continue Reading

The 1916 Rising: A NY Walking Tour

On Sunday, May 15, Roundtable President and historian John Ridge will lead a walking tour of locations in lower Manhattan important in the preliminary activities and subsequent actions related to the 1916 Easter Monday Rising in Dublin 100 years ago. This will be a special opportunity to see these New York sites through the perceptions… Continue Reading

The New York Carmelites & Irish Independence

The New York Carmelites & Irish Independence Saturday, October 31, 2–3:30 p.m. at Glucksman Ireland House, NYU Join us on Saturday, October 31 at 2 p.m. at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House (1 Washington Mews at Fifth Avenue just south of Eighth Street) for a revealing talk on the roles of the Carmelite Friars of New… Continue Reading

William Niblo—Not Soon Forgotten

William Niblo—Not Soon Forgotten Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry Street, Manhattan William Niblo was an early nineteenth-century Irish immigrant whose ambition and skill made him one of the first successful Irish entrepreneurs in what today is called the hospitality industry. What did he do, and how did… Continue Reading

Looking for Your Ancestors?

Looking for Your Ancestors? A Lecture by Joseph Buggy Saturday, February 23rd, 2015, at 2 pm, at Glucksman Ireland House 1 Washington Mews (near 5th Avenue & 8th Street, Manhattan) Please join us on Saturday, February 28th, at 2 PM at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House (1 Washington Mews at Fifth Avenue, just south of 8th… Continue Reading

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