The Ineluctable Modality of the Visible Sometimes it seems to me that libraries are the most democratic institutions in the world. From Dublin to New York, you will eventually find most if not all the great books within the walls of our great libraries. I often find myself in the hallowed halls of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd … [Read more...] about A Taste of Joyce
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President Higgins in the U.S.A.
October / November 2019
President Michael D. Higgins was in New York in September for the United Nations General Assembly, where he attended many high-level bilateral meetings with other world leaders. While in New York, he also participated in various other events around the city with the Irish diaspora. At the U.N., Higgins delivered Ireland’s national statement to the General Assembly and later … [Read more...] about President Higgins in the U.S.A.
Our Steps, Our Story: An Irish Dance Legacy
September / October 2018
For 10 days in July, the New York Public Library (N.Y.P.L.) partnered with choreographer and original Riverdance star dancer Jean Butler to lead a workshop celebrating the history and variety of Irish dance. Titled “Our Steps, Our Story: An Irish Dance Legacy,” the program took the form of live discussion and performance, and was filmed in what will be the first of four … [Read more...] about Our Steps, Our Story: An Irish Dance Legacy
New York City Celebrates Irish Heritage Day
August / September 2003
The Comptroller of the City of New York William C. Thompson, Jr. honored prominent New Yorkers of Irish descent in a celebration of Irish heritage on May 13 at the New York Public Library. "We pay tribute to the memory of the irish New Yorkers who literally built this town. And we know a special group of men and women who are continuing the tradition of achievement, community … [Read more...] about New York City Celebrates Irish Heritage Day