June 30, 2010

Immersion course in the Irish Language
August 29 – September 4

For details:



June 21, 2010

In case you missed the Bloomsday celebrations, you can prepare early for next year’s by listening to the weekly podcast by Irish author and broadcaster, Frank Delaney.

Re:Joyce: Exploring the World of Ulyssses with Frank Delaney has two Episodes posted.

Episode 0 – Introduction to James Joyce’s Ulysses

Episode 1: We Meet Buck Mulligan

NEWS ALERT – JUNE 15, 2010

June 15, 2010

Breaking news from The New York Times
Cameron Apologizes for 1972 Northern Ireland Killings as Report Is Released

Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain offered an
extraordinary apology on Tuesday for the 1972 killings of
unarmed demonstrators by British troops in Northern Ireland,
saying that a long-awaited investigation into the violence
had left no doubt that the shootings were “both unjustified
and unjustifiable.”

“On behalf of our country, I am deeply sorry,” Mr. Cameron
said in a speech to Parliament. “What happened should never,
ever have happened.”

The violent events on Jan. 30, 1972, in the Northern Irish
city of Londonderry, known as Bloody Sunday, triggered three
decades of bitter and sectarian strife in Northern Island and
became one of the most notorious single events in the recent
history of the Troubles, which claimed more than 3,600 lives.


June 5, 2010

Celebration of Life, Love, Lust, and Language in James Joyce’s ULYSSES
Wednesday, June 16 | 7 pm to 1 am
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre2537 Broadway at 95th Street

New this year!
Broadcast on WNYC 93.9FM starting at 8 pm
Streamed worldwide, from Dublin to Shanghai to Timbuktu, on WNYC-FM and

The 29th annual celebration of James Joyce’s ULYSSES will once again follow selected adventures of Joyce’s hero, Mr. Leopold Bloom, as he makes his way through his ordinary Dublin day, and back home to his ever-loving Molly. As on every Bloomsday, a cast of Broadway and film stars, Selected Shorts regulars, and avid Joyceans will join in the carefully crafted excerpts staged by Isaiah Sheffer. Cast members include Stephen Colbert, Colum McCann, Fionnula Flanagan, Marian Seldes, John Shea, Tony Roberts, Dana Ivey, Stephen Lang, Malachy McCourt, Fritz Weaver, Jonathan Hadary, Lois Smith, David Margulies, Cynthia Harris, Jefferson Mays, Harris Yulin, and Damian Woetzel.
Join us this year as we explore the parallels between Joyce’s ULYSSES and Homer’s ODYSSEY, on which it is modeled. Excerpts will compare Odysseus’ descent into Hades with Mr. Bloom’s visit to the Dublin cemetery, Odysseus’ dalliance with the enchantress Circe and Mr. Bloom’s visit to the brothels, Odysseus’ violent encounter with the monstrous Cyclops and Mr. Bloom’s fracas with the anti-Semitic troglodytic Irish patriot, and Ulysses’ ultimate return home to his beloved Penelope with Leopold Bloom’s return to his bed next to the incomparable Molly.
BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY will conclude with the complete, uncensored, vivid night-time monologue of Molly Bloom performed by Fionnula Flanagan in a prodigious performing feat that lasts two and a half hours.

Admission: General sale $25 /Irish Arts Center Members $20.
Tickets: or 212-864-5400


June 2, 2010

718-482-0909 1040 Jackson Avenue, Queens Parking

Just one stop from Grand Central on the # 7 train !!

Come join us on Wed June 9thfor a joint-session
of readings
by two prominent New York Irish authors.

Colin Broderick

Larry Kirwan
Rockin’ The Bronx
Doors open
6:45pm Admission
Larry Kirwan and Colin Broderick

Back By Popular Demand
The Smash Hit Comedy!
Ardnaglass On The Air
Written by Jimmy Kerr
Directed by Geraldine Hughes
Cast: Jimmy Kerr, Jo Kinsella and Jonathan Judge-Russo

One Weekend Only
Saturday/Sunday June 26th/27th
Showtime: 8pm
Doors Open 7:30pm
Admission $20 (Seniors $15)

To reserve your spot for the events listed here above
call Caitlin at 718-482-0909