The American Irish Historical Society has announced a book launch for The Writing Irish Of New York, a collection of original essays and remembrances by Colum McCann, Billy Collins, Luanne Rice, Malachy McCourt and many others who provide personal accounts of how generations of Irish authors found their voice in the Big Apple, has been set for Tuesday, February 12th at 7 pm. [Read more…] about Book Launch: The Writing Irish of New York
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A Musical History of the Lower East Side, presented by Charles R. Hale has been set for Tuesday, June 12 at 7 pm at the American Irish Historical Society, 991 5th Avenue, New York, NY. Charles R. Hale has developed a reputation as a storyteller who blends imagery and performance art to create uniquely New York experiences.
This concert will present songs reflecting the historically rich ethnicity of the New York City’s Lower East Side. The cast will perform Irish laments, Yiddish and Ladino music, operatic and Neopolitan songs, German lied, jazz and blues, all representative of the ethnic groups who have passed through the Lower East Side. The show will also include images and historical narration provided by Charles. [Read more…] about A Musical History of the Lower East Side
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 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. [Read more…] about 1917: An Irish Suffrage Leader Tours America
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. [Read more…] about Exhibit: Punk In Northern Ireland 1977-1982