Past Events

Below are Past Events of the
New York Irish History Roundtable.

Roundtable Zoom Session June 10

From a Forgotten Place—A Discussion with Michael J. Dowling On Saturday, June 10 at 4pm, the New York Irish History Roundtable will present an unusual one-on-one discussion with a unique Irish New Yorker. Michael J. Dowling is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwell Health Services, the largest and most complex healthcare organization in the New York metropolitan area. He is also an immigrant from Knockaderry, a poor rural town in County Limerick which was during his years there,

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Roundtable Zoom Session December 10

Save The Date Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, 4pm This session will be on “The Distinctive New York Irish.” Professor Timothy Meagher will discuss why New York Irish are distinctive among the Irish in America. He will discuss: The variables that have differentiated the New York Irish from other Irish urban communities. How Irishness in New York has been unlike experiences of Irishness elsewhere. The importance of the New York Irish community for Irish America in general, particularly in politics, labor,

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Roundtable Zoom Session May 21

On Saturday, May 21 at 4pm the New York Irish History Roundtable will present its first live online session for 2022. It will feature Professor Cian T. McMahon, author of the revealing new book, The Coffin Ship, which focuses on Irish Famine Migration from 1844 to 1857. This ground-breaking work uses diaries and correspondence from Famine emigrants to develop new insights into all stages of the migration process. Based on his extensive research into letters and diaries of the emigrants,

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Shutting the Door on the Irish

On Saturday, Dec.11 2021, at 4pm the New York Irish History Roundtable is presenting an on-line discussion of how U.S. policymakers cut immigration possibilities for Irish men and women looking toward America. Why did this happen? Linda Dowling Almeida will host this discussion using Zoom. Featured in the discussion will be Ray O’Hanlon, author of the new book, Unintended Consequences: The Story of Irish Immigration to the United States and How America’s Door Was Shut to the Irish. Reviews have

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Discussion of Seeing-Eye Boy by Terence Winch, 5/1/2021

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 4pm the New York Irish History Roundtable is presenting a first-time event. Using the internet and Zoom, the Roundtable will host a discussion of Terence Winch’s recent coming-of-age novel, Seeing-Eye Boy. Through Zoom, participants at home can listen to and join discussion with the author and other Roundtable members. Winch’s Seeing-Eye Boy is set in the Irish Bronx of the 1950s and brings to life the Irish immigrant urban world of that time. It

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Mass in Irish Language

The New York Irish History Roundtable is co-sponsoring a Mass in the Irish language on Saturday, March 14, 2020. It is open to all and will begin at 12 noon. The Mass will be held in the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, which is at the corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets in Manhattan. Primary entrance is on Mott Street.

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