St. Brigid’s Celebration

June 2, 2008

We received the following update about St. Brigid’s Church from Karen Daly–

 

Come celebrate the good news with a special evening

filled with great writers & musicians.

Funds are still needed to help us finish our mission!

Hosted by Black 47’s LARRY KIRWAN

 

with readings by

PETE HAMILL • MALACHY McCOURT •

PETER QUINN

COLUM McCANN • THOMAS KELLY

MICHAEL PATRICK McDONALD •

CHRIS KELLY

& many more, with music by

JOE HURLEY & a special guest

THE RUFFIANS • EAMONN RYAN

 

Suggested donation $20.00

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Doors open @ 6:30 PM

 

CONNOLLY’S 45 

121 W. 45th Street, 3rd Floor,

NYC

 

For more info, visit: www.SaveStBrigid.com

 


More on St. Brigid’s

May 3, 2008

A few weeks ago we had an entry here about St. Brigid’s in Manhattan. At the New York Irish History Roundtable’s program today I met Sheila Houlihan, who is involved with the Committee to Save St. Brigid‘s Church, at 8th St and Ave. B on the Lower East Side.  She told me some of the fascinating history of the buiding that has become known as the Famine Church because it welcomed many of the Irish who came to the city during the Great Hunger

Sheila reported that the committee will be running a fundraiser on Thursday, June 12.  We will supply details about the event as they become available.