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 be implemented on the...


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 her daily tasks at 1:00, am, examining the air pressure...



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...


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 Foundation as part of the lead-up...

IABANY 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 be an aphrodisiac. Ulysses may, therefore, be admitted into the...