Ireland and Irish America Program at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

March 29, 2010

“Who Do We Think We Are?: Ireland and Irish America”

Saturday, April 17th, 9am to 4:30pm

Tickets $75-$100

Glucksman Ireland House NYU

and NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall in the Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East

Join a day-long program exploring Irish and Irish-American genealogy, literature, language, history, and science.

Participants include:

  • William Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (Ironweed)
  • Alice McDermott, National Book Award-winning novelist (Charming Billy)
  • John Patrick Shanley, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director (Doubt); Academy Award-winning screenwriter
  • Professor Dan Bradley of Trinity College Dublin, foremost scientist in discovering Irish genetic history; established Professor Henry Louis Gates’s Irish genes for PBS’ African-American Lives documentary series
  • Brian Donovan, Dublin-based heritage research specialist; CEO of Eneclann
  • Niall Burgess, Consul General of Ireland in New York
  • Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Chair of Glucksman Ireland House Advisory Board
  • Faculty of NYU Irish and Irish-American Studies Program

Please see full program for details  at


Monday, March 22 at the Tenement Museum

March 20, 2010

 Monday, March 22 at 6:30 PM

108 Orchard Street (Delancey).  Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


King of the Bowery:  Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era

Richard F. Welch introduced by Peter Quinn

 A poor Irish kid from the Five Points, Tammany chieftain “Big Tim” Sullivan used ambition, wiles, and charisma to become the most powerful politician in New York. He shrewdly embraced everyone, recruiting Jewish and Italian newcomers into his largely Irish organization, earning votes and creating a personal following that made him “King of the Lower East Side” for over two decades.