Posts Tagged ‘Turlough McConnell’

“FOR JACK YEATS AND FOR IRELAND…”

By Margy Kinmonth Filmmaker Margy Kinmonth writes about making To The Western World, a film inspired by the paintings of Jack B. Yeats, and how she enticed film director, screenwriter, and actor, John Huston to narrate the film. The New York Irish Center will present To The Western World on Tuesday, January 19 at 3:00Read more..

The New York
Irish Center Presents

Home Away From Home This ChristmasAirs December 24 @ 2 PM EST (7PM Ireland) A celebration of Ireland’s greatest writers from Ireland’s most loved artists From W. B. Yeats to Frank McCourtDirected by George C. HeslinProduced by Turlough McConnell The New York Irish Center brings comfort and joy to those prevented from returning to Ireland due to Covid-19. Last year, around 1.2Read more..

Eugene O’Neill:
An Irish-American Boyhood

Presented by Irish American Writers & Artists Presents an Online Production of Eugene O’Neill: An Irish-American Boyhood By Turlough McConnellFeaturingCiaran Byrne, Maria Deasy and Colin Ryan DATE:      Saturday, October 17, 2020TIME:      2PM – 3: 30PM EST (Ireland 7PM)PLACE:   Zoom – email iasalon@hotmail.com for link Enjoy a LIVE and FREE online presentation of this workRead more..

Photo Album:
Kilcar, My Donegal Playground

When we were children, my brother and I spent our summers in southwest Donegal in the village of Kilcar, with my mother’s people. Our parents sent us there so they could build their business in Buncrana, a tourist town 100 miles north. For me the journey southwest was an opportunity to switch one thriving locationRead more..

Ulster at Play Pays Homage to Northern Irish Theatre

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Origin 1st Irish Theatre Fest, which ran during the month of January, welcomed all those with a love of the Irish arts scene to attend any of its seven productions and nine special events over its three-week run. Among the featured productions was playwright and producer Turlough McConnell’s Ulster atRead more..

How the Nuns of New York Tamed the Gangs of New York

I was able to sniff back tears during most of the moving presentation of the 200 years history of the Sisters of Charity, entitled How the Nuns of New York Tamed the Gangs of New York, at the Sheen Centre on June 3, but I couldn’t stop myself from sobbing when a group of childrenRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Turlough McConnell Receives Holyoke Ambassador Award

On February 23, 2017, Turlough McConnell, a producer and writer of the Irish-American story, was announced as the 26th recipient of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke’s Ambassador Award. The Ambassador Award is given every year in Massachusetts to a worthy individual committed to promoting Irish heritage and relationships with the Republic of Ireland. “IRead more..

Irish Scholarship Landmark at Boston College: 25th Anniv. Salute to the Burns Scholars

Since 1991, the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies program at Boston College has invited various academics and experts in Irish Studies to live on campus, where they teach, confer, and conduct research for their own projects. Every year, the scholars credit the program as beneficial and crucial in the development of their work. AsRead more..

1916 – 2016:
Proclaiming the American Story

Leading historians reveal the American story behind Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising with new books and exhibitions that explore America’s role in the Rising. ℘℘℘ “No people ever believed more deeply in the cause of Irish freedom than the people of the United States.” —President John F. Kennedy, Leinster House Dublin, June 1963 On April 24,Read more..

Made in (18th Century) Ireland

The new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690 – 1840, is a legacy tribute to the last Knight of Glin.  Popularly known as the “long 18th century,” beginning with the ascendancy of William and Mary over the Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1689 and culminating atRead more..

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