Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 22-24 February 2018:

Symposium: Irish Language Literature and the Folklore of Ireland

Location: Lehman College

Sponsored by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht supported by the Fulbright Commission in Ireland and the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies.

The Irish Language Program of the Department of Languages and Literatures invites you to participate in a symposium entitled “Irish Language Literature and the Folklore of Ireland” which will take place on the campus of CUNY Lehman College 23-24 February 2018. A pre-conference lecture in English will take place at 12:15pm on Thursday, 22 February 2018 at CUNY Queens College. For more information, e-mail us at . Please note that no translation services will be provided at the conference. The symposium registration fee is $20 (degree seeking students enter free). The dinner tickets for Friday evening are $30 for all.

Déardaoin/Thursday 12:15-1:30pm (as Béarla/ in English)

Library: Pres. Conf Room #2, Queens College-CUNY, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Queens, NY (Photo ID Required)

Léacht/Lecturer: Dr. Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann/National Folklore Collection-UCD. From the Ediphone and pen to the digital age: the fortunes of the Irish Folklore Commission. Cathaoirleach/Chair: Sarah Covington, Queens College


Dé hAoine/Friday 11:00-12:00 (as Béarla/in English)

Lehman College-CUNY, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY (Room MU-313) Cartlann/Workshop: Prof. Pádraig Ó Siadhail, Irish Life Writing: from biography to fiction; and from Irish to English. Cathaoirleach/Chair: Janet Butler Munch, Lehman College

12:00-1:00 Lón/Lunch (Room MU-330)

1:00-2:30 (as Béarla/in English) Room MU-330

  • Cathaoirleach/Chair: Diane Auslander, Lehman College, CUNY

  • Cori L. Gabbard, New York City College of Technology, CUNY: A Chronicled Existence: Aethelflaed in the Annals of Ireland

  • John Gillen, Hostos Community College, CUNY, Aspects of Celtic solar deities in medieval Irish and Welsh literature.

  • Lorcán Burns, Drew University/NYU, Uirchill an Chreagáin, The National Anthem of Ulster by Art MacCumhaigh

3:00-4:30 (as Béarla/in English) Room MU-330

  • Cathaoirleach/Chair: Deirdre O’Boy, Lehman College, CUNY

  • Margaret May, New York University, Irish Folklore: stories and legends of the Holy Wells of Ireland embodiedin the cultural and physical landscape throughout the centuries

  • Sarah Covington, Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center, Oliver Cromwell, Folklore, and Ireland: The ArchivalEvidence

  • Caroline Tatem, New York University, Irish Mumming and Its Origins: Heart Stones and Hearth Thrones


6:00-9:30 Dinnéar Mór na Gaeilge (Buffet Dinner/Cash Bar) Rory Dolan’s Restaurant, 890 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704. Honorees: Bernadette Broderick, Paul Ferris & Lynne Van Voorhis


Dé Sathairn/Saturday 9:00-10:30 (as Gaeilge/in Irish)

Lehman College-CUNY, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY (MU-330)

  • Cathaoirleach/Chair: Caoimhe Nic Giollarnáith, Lehman College, CUNY

  • Bernadette Broderick, John Minehan, & Naomi McCooe, Lehman College, CUNY, “Open Up Same”, “OpenSexime”, agus “Oscail”: Bealoideas as Co. na Gaillimhe agus Co. an Chláir

  • Kate Foster, Yor k College, CUNY, Béaloideas Chromail

  • Tomás Ó h-Íde, Lehman College, CUNY, Scéalta Béaloidis agus An Gaodhal (Brooklyn)

11:00-12:00 (as Gaeilge/in Irish) MU-330

  • Cathaoirleach/Chair: Conn Mac Aogáin, CUNY Graduate Center

  • Andrew Carey, Béaloideas agus Iar-Nua-Aoiseachas: Cuaifeach mo Londubh Buí

  • Sorcha Ní Chonraí, Scoil San Treasa, An t-ardú de litríocht na Gaeilge & na finscéalta a mhúintear sna bunscoileanna in Éirinn sa lá atá inniu ann

  • Deaglán de Bréadún, Údar agus Iriseoir, Mo Thréimhse mar Eagarthóir Gaeilge ar an Irish Times

12:30-2:00 Lón/Lunch MU-330

Aoi Speisialta/Special Guest: Dr. Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh, Gnéithe de sheanchas na farraige i gCorca Dhuibhne. (Léacht as Gaeilge/Lecture in Irish)Cathaoirleach/Chair: Séamus de Bláca, New Hibernia Review

2:00-3:00 (as Gaeilge/in Irish)

Cathaoirleach/Chair: Daithí Mac Lochlainn, Club Leabhar Nua-Eabhrac (MU-313)

Cruinniú Club Leabhar: Na Seacht gCineál Meisce agus Finscéalta Eile le Pádraig Ó Siadhail

3:15 Seoladh Leabhar Nollaig Uí Ghadhra (MU-330)

3:30-4:30 (as Gaeilge/in Irish) MU-330

Eochairléacht /Keynote: Aoi Speisialta: An tOllamh Pádraig Ó Siadhail, ‘Ó Chulaith Ghaisce go Culaith Scríbhneoireachta’: An Béaloideas agus an Litríocht Chruthaitheach. Cathaoirleach/Chair: Brian Ó Broin, William Paterson University

Ní bheidh fáil ar aon seirbhís aistriúcháin ag an gcomhdháil. Translation services will not be provided at the conference


International Summer School in Galway, Ireland

The International Summer School offers a range of credit-bearing courses in Irish Studies, Education in Ireland, Irish Language, Geology, Ecology,  Archaeology and Play Therapy. Our courses aim to provide a rich and diverse perspective of the subject area and are taught by lecturers and education professionals who have a vast range of knowledge of their subject matter.

Educational field trips are an integral part of the courses and provide you with an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of your specialism to its fullest extent. During your stay, you will also have time to explore Galway City, which is a vibrant, youthful University City with an enchanting array of summer festivals which attract visitors from all over the world.

Please visit the website at:





CHRIST & ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH,120 W 69th Street, NYC (Between Broadway and Columbus Avenues)

Ticket Price: $18.00

100th Anniversary of Victor Herbert’s Eileen

Just before the Irish Rebellion of 1798, a young noblewoman Eileen Mulvaney becomes sweethearts with, and aids in the escape of an Irish revolutionary, Barry O’Day, as the British tighten their control of Ireland. This unabashed gift of love for Ireland came about as America was entering the Great War in 1917 and contains “True Sons of Erin,” “The Irish Have A Great Day Tonight,” and the famous “Thine Alone.” I

      Tuesday: April 25, 2017 8:00PM
      Wednesday: April 26, 2017 8:00PM


The 4th annual New York Trad Fest

New York City's celebration of Irish & Folk Traditional Music

"Keeping it real, local, raw and natural - brilliant" - Michael Flatley

A night of music, featuring Joannie Madden, Tony DeMarco, James Keane, Jerry O'Sullivan, Eamon O'Leary, Patrick Mangan and more!

Date and Time:

Sat, November 19, 2016

7:00 PM – 11:30 PM EST


Pier A Harbor House

22 Battery Place

New York, NY 10004


Where to hear the best traditional Irish music in NYC


Sean McNally Session: 3:30pm-6:30pm.
with Sean McNally band
No cover
The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl St. (Broad St.)
New York, NY
(212) 968-1776.

Tony DeMarco & friends
9:30 pm – 12:30 am
The 11th Street Bar
510 E. 11th St. (between Avenues A & B)
New York, NY
(212) 982-3929

An Beal Bocht Cafe: 445 W. 238th St. (bet. Waldo & Greystone Ave.) Riverdale, Bronx, NY (718) 884-7127
Every Sunday, 4-7pm with John Redmond & friends.
Cuckoo’s Nest: 6104 Woodside Ave. Flushing, NY. (718) 426-5684.
Session Sundays: 6pm-9pm. No Cover.

The Rambling House: 4292 Katonah Ave. Woodlawn, Bronx, NY
Every Sunday

The Gaslight Bar: 43-17 Queens Blvd. (between 43rd & 44th St.) (718) 729-9900

Mondays: Siamsa – Celtic Nights
The evening will be a participatory experience for the audience, including dance lessons and an all welcome seisuin.
8pm – Ceile (Irish Dance) Lessons with Megan Downes. $10
9pm – Seisiun (Irish Music Session) with Deirdre Corrigan, Dan Gurney & friends.
in William Barnacle Tavern adjacent to Theatre 80
Theatre 80
80 St. Marks Place (near 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
212 388-0388


For details of schedule, please go to


CualaNYC: New York City's First Annual Festival of Irish Culture Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising and New Yorkers' Role in the Revolt

Friday April 29 – 8pm:        
Poets and Patriots: The Easter Rising 1916
The Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Sq., Manhattan
Ireland’s Easter Rising was led by a group that included many poets. Their work and that of other Irish and American poets is celebrated in this evening. Readings by Paul Muldoon, Louis de Paor, and others.

SaturdayApril 30 – 12-3pm:        
Dánta (poems) read on the ferry!
NY Waterway’s East River Ferry: South Street and Gouverneur Lane, Manhattan
Actors, poets and musicians read poetry to passengers on the East River ferry line    

Saturday April 30 – 3-6pm:        
New York – Ireland 1916 Ceiliúradh (Celebration)
Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth
Susan McKeown, Mick McAuley, the Solas An Lae dancers and other performers headline the celebration

May 4 – 7pm:        
Leabhar na hAthghabhála/Poems of Repossession: A Reading of Modern Irish Poetry
Kray Hall, Poet’s House, 10 River Terrace, Manhattan
Launch of the first comprehensive anthology of modern Irish poetry with English translations, featuring the book's editor, Irish poet Louis de Paor, and guest poets from Ireland and New York.


1916-Related Maps and Books Now Available for Free, Online at the World Digital Library


‘Thomas Moore in Europe’ Blog launched 20 January 2016

Co- funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, ERIN or “Europe’s Reception of the Irish melodies and National Airs: Thomas Moore in Europe” examines Moore’s cultural network and the dissemination and reception of his works in Europe, in addition to his Irish melodies, national airs and music associated with Lalla Rookh. The blog, Thomas Moore in Europe, provides readers with an opportunity to follow the research project ERIN while also providing a forum for discussion. The blog is moderated by Dr Sarah McCleave, Senior Lecturer, and Dr Tríona O’Hanlon, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, at the School of Creative Arts (Music), Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland and can be accessed through the link above.