Archive for June, 2021

Transatlantic Conversations
The U.S. Role in Renewing
the Peace Process

The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool joins with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies (Notre Dame) to launch Transatlantic Conversations. The Zoom webinar three-part series is dedicated to the Next Generation of the Irish Peace Process. The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union raised concerns that a hard border would beRead more..

The Irish Woman Whose Weather Forecast Influenced D-Day Scheduling

On June 3, 1944, Maureen Flavin turned 21, on the same day she also changed the course of history with the meteorological information she recorded while working as a post office assistant. During World War II, Maureen, who hails from Knockanure, County Kerry was working overnight in Blacksod, County Mayo, when she completed one of herRead more..

Ghosting

Showing June 22 – July 4, 2021 A Theatre Royal, Waterford and Throwin Shapes Production Written by Jamie Beamish & Anne O’Riordan Directed for streaming by Jamie BeamishOriginally directed for the stage by Aidan Kelly Starring Anne O’Riordan GHOSTING: noun; The practice of ending a personal relationship with somebody by suddenly, and without explanations, withdrawing from all communication.  Sí never sleeps well. SíRead more..

James Joyce Celebrated in Buffalo, NY

Downtown Buffalo’s latest mural – a 36-foot-​tall homage to renowned Irish author and poet, James Joyce. The University at Buffalo Libraries, home to world’s largest collection of James Joyce materials, celebrated Bloomsday, with the creation of Buffalo’s newest mural, a 36-foot-tall, vibrant artwork of Irish writer of world renown, James Joyce. The unveiling on June 14,Read more..

Dr. Grasett’s Sacrifice

The story of Canadian caregivers who risked their lives to treat typhus-stricken Irish emigrants in Toronto in 1847. The documentary, “Dr. Grasett’s Sacrifice,” premiering on Sunday June 20, is the story of those who risked their lives to care for Irish famine immigrants arriving in Canada in 1847. It is presented by Canada Ireland FoundationRead more..

“Zoomsday”
A Virtual Celebration of
James Joyce’s Ulysses

Bloomsday, Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm EDT “in Ulysses, in spite of its unusual frankness, I do not detect anywhere the leer of the sensualist…my considered opinion, after long reflection, is that whilst in many places the effect of Ulysses on the reader undoubtedly is somewhat emetic, nowhere does it tend to beRead more..

Why Biden Should Appoint a
U.S. Envoy to Northern Ireland

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Irish America and President Joe Biden urgently need to reach out to unionism and loyalism in Northern Ireland to help bring political stability and repeat the success of the Clinton/Irish-America axis from the early 1990s. In the throes of the Brexit crisis, Biden is the one outside player who could makeRead more..

IBO June Virtual
Evening Event

Featuring Charlotte Moore and Ciarán O’Reilly Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST The Irish Business Organization (IBO), which promotes, fosters and advances the business interests of Irish and Irish American business people in the tri-state area and beyond, is hosting, on June 9, an evening with Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciarán O’Reilly,Read more..

Songs of the Irish American and Canadian Diaspora

The National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park and Irish Heritage Trust have released a new film, Songs of the Irish American and Canadian Diaspora (with Brendan Graham). It is funded by the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme. Brendan Graham’s songs such as You Raise Me Up and Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears have become modern-day classics,Read more..

Hurling Matches June 5 & 6, 2021

GAAGO has six games available this weekend from the Allianz Hurling League’s top tier are comfortably spaced apart, so a decent opportunity exists to assess the form of the main contenders later this summer. Cork/Limerick and Galway/Waterford may be the most immediately appealing, but each of the other four matches scheduled for this weekend haveRead more..