The Oneida’s County History Center’s 3rd Annual Irish Tea Fundraiser is set for March 17th, from 1 to 3 pm.
The Irish Tea features a three course tea with finger foods, desserts, door prizes, and more.
Entertainment to include a presentation by Bob Sullivan on one of our country’s most famous Irish descendants, John F. Kennedy. Continue reading
Author Eileen McGough is set to give a talk on Diarmuid Lynch: A Forgotten Irish Patriot, on Wednesday, February 28th, at 6:30 pm at the American Irish Historical Society.
Diarmuid (Jeremiah) Lynch, a native of Tracton, was at the heart of the 1916 Easter Rising.
The Annual Conference of the Irish Association for American Studies will be held on April 27-28, 2018 at the University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Proposals for individual papers or full panels are now being accepted.
Topics and areas might include (but are not restricted to) the following:
The American Irish Historical Society in New York City and the Irish Amnerican Heritage Museum in Albany will both host a program entitled “A Century of Protest: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington in the US.”
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was Ireland’s most famous suffragette. When her husband Francis was shot by British firing squad during the Easter Rising, despite his being a pacifist.
Hanna undertook a lecture tour of the US, publicizing what had happened. This autumn her granddaughter, Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, also known for her fight for gender equality and justice, is repeating Hanna’s tour of the US all which will be filmed for a documentary. Continue reading
The American Irish Historical Society in New York City will hold a new exhibit “Teenage Kicks: Punk In Northern Ireland 1977-198” from Thursday, September 21st, through Friday, October 13, 2017. Continue reading
The Oneida County History Center will host an Irish Tea Fundraiser on Saturday March 11, 2017 at 1 pm. This event features hot beverages, finger foods, desserts, door prizes, and more. Entertainment includes a vocal performance by Rachel DePalma, and presentations by Utica City Historian Lou Parrotta and Sister Maureen Deen. This event is co-sponsored by the Anchor Light Inn (Sylvan Beach), Anchor Heating (Utica), and Betty Abel-Jellencich. Continue reading
The Irish American Heritage Museum will host a Governor Martin Glynn Symposium on February 18, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm. The symposium will take a look at New York’s 40th Governor, and its first Irish American Roman Catholic Governor.
The son of Irish immigrants, Glynn attended public school in Kinderhook and graduated from Fordham University in 1894. While serving in the US Congress (1899-1901), he championed the rights of labor, political reform, and religious tolerance. Glynn was as elected lieutenant governor in 1912. Continue reading
In the 19th century extremely violent conflicts took place between mostly Northern Irish Protestants (Orangemen) and Irish Catholics. The Orange Riot of 1870 began on July 12 (known as Marching Day in Northern Ireland), when a parade was held in Manhattan by Irish Protestants celebrating the victory at the Battle of the Boyne of William III, the King of England and Prince of Orange, over James II in 1690. Continue reading
Today we would label them a “paramilitary organization.” In the years immediately following the American Civil War, life in the Adirondacks was briefly interrupted by the Fenians, also known as the Fenian Brotherhood.
The Fenian Brotherhood was an Irish Republican organization founded in New York in 1858 by John O’Mahoney. Their name is derived from legends about ancient Irish warriors called the Fianna.
Their goal was an Irish Republic free of British rule. Continue reading
Military living historians and authors will cover the grounds of the Hancock House in Ticonderoga on Saturday, August 13 for a day-long event celebrating Irish history. The evening will feature a concert by “Hair of the Dog,” the well-known Celtic band with a large fan base across the United States and Europe. Opening for the band is the popular local trio “Loose Monkeys.”
The afternoon will also include several brief programs highlighting the Irish in the American Civil War and How the Adirondacks worked for Irish Freedom. William L. McKone, author of Vermont’s Irish Rebel – Captain John Lonergan and President of the Fenian Historical Society, will present a program on the Fenians. Continue reading