Being Irish, Being New York

By Irish America Staff
November / December 2018

New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House opened a quarter-century ago, and since then has led and witnessed tremendous changes in both nations’ cultures. Being New York, Being Irish gathers many of Ireland and Irish America’s finest writers and critical thinkers to consider and celebrate its 25th anniversary. This beautifully illustrated hardback is a wonderful recognition of this vibrant institution’s work, and of its benefactors: Lew and Loretta Glucksman. Being Irish, Being New York is a vital and fitting tribute that will engage, entertain and provoke.

Being Irish, Being New York, is edited by Terry Golway, historian and senior editor at Politico, and includes contributions by Seamus Heaney, Alice McDermott, John Connolly, Colm Tóibín, Patricia Harty and Colum McCann. It was launched on October 25 at New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House. Available now in bookshops and online from www.iap.ie – €24.95 / $29.95. ♦

2 Responses to “Being Irish, Being New York”

  1. Seán Mac Curtáin says:

    Is mór an chabhair atá Lew agus LorettaGlucksman ag tabhairt don Ghaeilge. Murach iadsan, bheadh teanga náisiünta ag lagü in ionad ag neartü.

  2. Sean Curtain says:

    On Veterans Day – Nov. 12 – , I addressed the veterans in the dining room of nursing home at Oneonta, N.Y., where 17 former military men and 6 staff members were present. In my ‘speech’ I mention 2 Irish immigrants who served in Korea with the U.S. Army. They were Maurice Angland who was K.I.A., and Denis Forde, who returned safely with sergeant’s stripes on his sleeves and a BRONZE STAR on his chest.

Leave a Reply




Share



More Articles

Irish Arts Center Board Chair Gerrard Boyle; Ciarán Madden, Consul General of Ireland; IAC Executive Director Aidan Connolly; Actor and IAC Honorary Chair Gabriel Byrne; Capital Campaign Co-Chair and IAC board member Loretta Brennan Glucksman; IAC Vice Chair Pauline Turley; Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council; Architect Carl Krebs; Capital Campaign Co-Chair and IAC board member Robert M. Devlin.
Irish Arts Groundbreaker

Decades of work by so many culminated in the breaking of ground on the new New York Irish Arts Center in early October....

More

John P. Curtin

Dr. Curtin is a gynecologic oncologist currently practicing at NYU Langone Health. He is also the Director of...

More

John Wolfe Ambrose Monument is Restored

Nearly 30 years after the bust of John Wolfe Ambrose, the Irishman who helped New York become one of the greatest sea...

More

Our Steps, Our Story: An Irish Dance Legacy

For 10 days in July, the New York Public Library (N.Y.P.L.) partnered with choreographer and original Riverdance star...

More