Past Events

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

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 immigration transformed America’s Catholic population and its institutions. This special program will take place at 2 p.m. in the McCloskey meeting room in the Parish

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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 surprising details, join us and historian Geoffrey Cobb on Saturday, February 27 at 2 p.m. in the McCloskey meeting room in the Parish House for

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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 resident organist Jared Lamenzo, and Paddy Connolly will be the Cantor. There will be readings in Gaelic by several guests. After the Holy Mass, there

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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 of a widely recognized expert on the history of the New York Irish. The tour will begin at the Nathan Hale Statue at City Hall

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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 York in supporting efforts on behalf of Irish freedom in the early decades of the twentieth century. As institutions concerned with understanding the Easter Rising

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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 he do it? For some answers from a recognized Niblo expert, please join us and author Benjamin Feldman on Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m.

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