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Charity and the Great Hunger: The Kindness of Strangers Charity and the Great Hunger: The Kindness of Strangers [ 2014 ] [ Hits:188 ]
Description: Dr. Christine Kinealy, Professor of History and Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University, presents "Charity and the Great Hunger: The Kindness of Strangers." The Great Irish Famine was one of the most devastating humanita

Northern Ireland Conflict and Peace: Lessons Learned Northern Ireland Conflict and Peace: Lessons Learned [ 2013 ] [ Hits:248 ]
Description:  Speakers: Lori GallagherDate: November 14, 2013Location: Cullen HallLength: 71 mins Video Link:

Irish Saints in Medieval Ireland: Models of Local Spirituality Irish Saints in Medieval Ireland: Models of Local Spirituality [ 2013 ] [ Hits:322 ]
Description:  Speaker: Dr. Catherine SwiftDate: October 8, 2013Location: Ahern Room, Crooker CenterLength: 63 mins Video Link:

Genetic Genealogy: Discussion, Debate and DNA Genetic Genealogy: Discussion, Debate and DNA [ 2013 ] [ Hits:315 ]
Description: Genealogy is the oldest known Irish academic discipline; inscriptions written on ogam stones at the time of St. Patrick were used to encode the ancestry of important local warlords. This interest continued through the middle ages and into the sevente

Dick Dowling: Early Days in Ireland and Texas Dick Dowling: Early Days in Ireland and Texas [ 2013 ] [ Hits:340 ]
Description: Many years of hard work of Ann Caraway Ivins, a long-time Friend of the Center, has come to fruition in the publication of Dick Dowling: Galway’s Hero of Confederate Texas through Irish author Tim Collins. Collins presents aspects of the book fo

Dancing at Lughnasa 15 Years Later Dancing at Lughnasa 15 Years Later [ 2013 ] [ Hits:365 ]
Description: In this presentation, which includes watching the 95-minute film adaptation of Brian Friel’s award-winning play, Dr. Janet Lowery of UST's Department of English briefly highlights distinctions among critics’ views on both the play and film, disc

The Queen Comes to Ireland: The Story of Queen Victoria's Four Visits The Queen Comes to Ireland: The Story of Queen Victoria's Four Visits [ 2013 ] [ Hits:344 ]
Description: Queen Victoria visited Ireland four times during her 63-year reign as the Queen of England and the British Empire. The visits took place in: 1849, 1853, 1861, and 1900. The purpose and results differed for each trip to Ireland. None of the visits was

Celtic Spirituality and its Contribution to the Roman Catholic Church Celtic Spirituality and its Contribution to the Roman Catholic Church [ 2013 ] [ Hits:401 ]
Description: The Roman Catholic Church has been endowed with numerous schools of spirituality, normally stemming from the giftedness or charism of an individual in reference to one’s approach to God. Celtic Christian Spirituality cannot trace its origins to one

A Tale of Two Hemispheres: Charles Gavan Duffy & the 19th Century Irish Experience A Tale of Two Hemispheres: Charles Gavan Duffy & the 19th Century Irish Experience [ 2012 ] [ Hits:437 ]
Description: Charles Gavan Duffy had a rich life. A founder and editor of the Irish nationalist newspaper, the Nation, a leader of the Young Ireland movement, and a tenant rights advocate, he became Prime Minister of Australia and then returned to Ireland to bec

What Does It Mean to Be Irish American? Exploring Through Time What Does It Mean to Be Irish American? Exploring Through Time [ 2012 ] [ Hits:525 ]
Description: Dr. Timothy Meagher (Ph.D. Brown University, 1982), is an Associate Professor of History, and University Archivist, at The Catholic University of America. His foci of teaching and research are: American immigrant history, the Irish in America, and Ca

Ritual & Belief Transformed Under Empire: Effects of Rome’s Conquests on the Celts Ritual & Belief Transformed Under Empire: Effects of Rome’s Conquests on the Celts [ 2012 ] [ Hits:619 ]
Description: The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies and the Houston Society of the Archaeological Institute of America present The Celtic Project lecture series. The second lecture is entitled "Ritual and Beliefs Transformed Under Empire: Effects of Rome

"The Jig is Up!" Benefit Concert [ 2012 ] [ Hits:932 ]
Description: The Jig Is Up! is a little piece of Ireland created in Houston.  Bound together by a love of traditional Irish music, the five members of The Jig Is Up! have formed a band that remains true to tradition while presenting their music in a creative and

Poetry & Peace: Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney & Northern Ireland Poetry & Peace: Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney & Northern Ireland [ 2011 ] [ Hits:981 ]
Description: Dr. Richard Rankin Russell is an Associate Professor of English at Baylor University, where he teaches modern and contemporary British and Irish literature. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina a

Intersection & Illumination: New Insight into Ancient Irish Tales Intersection & Illumination: New Insight into Ancient Irish Tales [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1069 ]
Description: The ancient myths of pre-Christian Ireland, which were written down by Christian monks in early medieval times, include the earliest vernacular literature in Europe. Treasured for their rich language, vivid characters, captivating stories and grippin

The Spanish Armada in Ireland, 1588-1589 The Spanish Armada in Ireland, 1588-1589 [ 2011 ] [ Hits:836 ]
Description: Lecture by Dr. Joseph McFadden, UST President Emeritus and professor of history, on the landing of the Spanish Armada in Ireland and the fate of the survivors.  Speaker(s): Dr. Joseph McFaddenDate: April 28, 2011Location: Cullen HallLength: 78 minsV

Traditional Music from the West of Ireland by the Brock McGuire Band Traditional Music from the West of Ireland by the Brock McGuire Band [ 2011 ] [ Hits:919 ]
Description: The Center for Irish Studies presents traditional music from the West of Ireland by the Brock McGuire Band. Date: March 2, 2011Location: Cullen HallLength: 104 minsVideo Link:

The 'Greatest Generation,' Irish Style The 'Greatest Generation,' Irish Style [ 2010 ] [ Hits:906 ]
Description: The 'Greatest Generation,' Irish Style: The Mid-Twentieth Century Re-invention of the Irish in America  Noted author, editor and poet, Jim Rogers, managing director of the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Center for Irish Studies, ventures south

No Ordinary People: The Role of Irish Artists in Irish Revolutionary Politics 1900-1923 No Ordinary People: The Role of Irish Artists in Irish Revolutionary Politics 1900-1923 [ 2010 ] [ Hits:1092 ]
Description: In the first decades of the twentieth century, Ireland saw an explosion of cultural activity. Those who took part in the Easter 1916 Rising, the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War were at the forefront of creating a new culture for

Céilí House: An Evening of Traditional Tales from Ireland Céilí House: An Evening of Traditional Tales from Ireland [ 2010 ] [ Hits:1215 ]
Description: These award-winning storytellers are local Houston artists who specialize in Irish and Celtic folktales, tales from the Irish Mythological Cycles, participation stories, urban legends, ballads and much more.  As integral members of the Houston story

Mosaics of Faith: The Irish Experience - Part II Mosaics of Faith: The Irish Experience - Part II [ 2010 ] [ Hits:1078 ]
Description: Mosaics of Faith: The Irish Experience presents a comprehensive perspective of Christian Ireland, from those early years when the seeds of faith were planted on the island to the current years of peace and reconciliation.   Lecture: Dr. Peter Har

Mosaics of Faith: The Irish Experience - Part I Mosaics of Faith: The Irish Experience - Part I [ 2010 ] [ Hits:1121 ]
Description: Mosaics of Faith: The Irish Experience presents a comprehensive perspective of Christian Ireland, from those early years when the seeds of faith were planted on the island to the current years of peace and reconciliation.   Two-part lecture: Rev.

The Irish Harp - It's History, Repertoire and Role in Irish Society The Irish Harp - It's History, Repertoire and Role in Irish Society [ 2006 ] [ Hits:1350 ]
Description: Award-winning harpist Máire Ní Chatasaigh is one of Ireland's most important and traditional Irish musicians.   Using her knowledge of the idiom of the living oral Irish tradition, she developed a variety of new techniques, particularly in rel

Whisperings of Ireland by Storyteller Batt Burns Whisperings of Ireland by Storyteller Batt Burns [ 2010 ] [ Hits:1181 ]
Description: As a child, Batt Burns experienced the seanachie (storyteller) tradition firsthand when he lived with his grandfather in the Hills of County Kerry, and heard him tell stories by the fire during the harsh winter nights. Today Burns helps to preserve

Irish performer Sean Tyrrell presents “Cry of the Dreamer-The Amazing Story of Irish Hero John Boyle Irish performer Sean Tyrrell presents “Cry of the Dreamer-The Amazing Story of Irish Hero John Boyle [ 2008 ] [ Hits:1362 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Sean TyrrellDate: October 8, 2008Location: Jones HallLength: 118 minsDescription: Irish singer, musician and storyteller Seán Tyrrell presents the story of John Boyle O’Reilly (1844-1890) through song, music, poetry and other writ

Peace in Northern Ireland: Is it Lasting Peace? Peace in Northern Ireland: Is it Lasting Peace? [ 2005 ] [ Hits:1264 ]
Description: Speaker(s): William J. FlynnDate: October 25th, 2005Location: Scanlan Rm, JerabeckLength: 64 minsDescription: Mr. Flynn has recently returned from Ireland and Northern Ireland and will give us his perspective on the current peace process. He wil

The Liberating Fiction of Community in Brian Friel's: The Freedom of the City The Liberating Fiction of Community in Brian Friel's: The Freedom of the City [ 2006 ] [ Hits:1504 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Dr. Richard Rankin RussellDate: February 16, 2006Location: Cullen HallLength: 48 minsDescription: Brian Friel’s two perennial themes of potential and community coalesce in The Freedom of the City as the characters trapped in the De

An Evening with Ken O'Malley An Evening with Ken O'Malley [ 2006 ] [ Hits:1298 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Ken O'MalleyDate: March 2, 2006Location: Cullen HallLength: 112 minsDescription: The Irish bardic tradition continues in the guise of Dublin-born and reared Ken O’Malley, widely regarded as the finest Irish folk singer/songwriter i

The Role of Irish Americans in the History of American Catholicism The Role of Irish Americans in the History of American Catholicism [ 2006 ] [ Hits:1769 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Dr. David O’BrienDate: March 30th, 2006Location: Scanlan Rm, JerabeckLength: 60 minsDescription: The lecture will concentrate on three turning points in US Catholic History: (i) the formation of the American Church under John Carro

An Afternoon of Irish Song and Story with Danny O'Flaherty An Afternoon of Irish Song and Story with Danny O'Flaherty [ 2006 ] [ Hits:1350 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Danny O'FlahertyDate: August 20th, 2006Location: Jones HallLength: 60 minsDescription: Danny O'Flaherty performs music from his native Ireland about the sea-faring Celts and others who made their living from the sea and the land.Vide

My Life With The Clancy Brothers My Life With The Clancy Brothers [ 2006 ] [ Hits:1358 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Mary ClancyDate: October 31st, 2006Location: ScanlonLength: 72 minsDescription: Ms. Clancy discusses her research on "various problems during and after the Second World War and how people and families coped with these economically di

The Celtic Tiger: A Period of Rapid Economic Growth in Ireland The Celtic Tiger: A Period of Rapid Economic Growth in Ireland [ 2007 ] [ Hits:1248 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Dr. Joseph McFaddenDate: February 1st, 2007Location: Cullen HallLength: 54 minsDescription: The "Celtic Tiger" period began in the mid-1990s and lasted until the global economic downturn of 2001. From 1994 to 2000 GNP rate growth ran

Return to Flight Mission Return to Flight Mission [ 2007 ] [ Hits:1266 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Eileen CollinsDate: April 29th, 2007Location: Cullen HallLength: 63 minsDescription: Irish-American U.S. Air Force Colonel, retired, Eileen Collins will present a lecture about the STS-114 Discovery flight. The STS-114 Discovery (Jul

Celtic Balladeer - An Evening of Story and Song Celtic Balladeer - An Evening of Story and Song [ 2007 ] [ Hits:1384 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Danny O'FlahertyDate: September 29th, 2007Location: Jones HallLength: 123 minsDescription: Back by popular demand, Celtic Balladeer Danny O’Flaherty will take us on a tour of the West of Ireland through songs of his native Aran Isl

Challenges for Ireland as a Knowledge based Economy Challenges for Ireland as a Knowledge based Economy [ 2007 ] [ Hits:1639 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Dr. Fergal McGrathDate: September 19th, 2007Location: Cullen HallLength: 90 minsDescription: Ireland is undergoing rapid change as an economy and society. The success of the economy over the last 10 years has drastically altered the

Northern Ireland: Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones Northern Ireland: Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones [ 2007 ] [ Hits:1330 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Rev. Harold Good, Fr. Alec ReidDate: October 10, 2007Location: Cullen HallLength: 96 minsDescription: Rev. Harold Good and Fr. Alec Reid speak on the stumbling blocks and stepping stones that were encountered on the road to peace in

Kilmainham Gaol Kilmainham Gaol [ 2007 ] [ Hits:1594 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Niall BerginDate: November 1st, 2007Location: Cullen HallLength: 72 minsDescription: Niall Bergin discusses the impact of the Kilmainham jail on the history of Ireland.Video:

The Beauties of Bernard MacLaverty's 'Grace Notes' The Beauties of Bernard MacLaverty's 'Grace Notes' [ 2008 ] [ Hits:1342 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Dr. Richard Rankin RussellDate: Jan. 23, 2008Location: Cullen HallLength: 67 minsDescription: Dr. Rankin focuses on the birth of his protagonist Catherine McKenne's two New Creations.Video:

The Early Irish Church: The City of God in Early Ireland The Early Irish Church: The City of God in Early Ireland [ 2008 ] [ Hits:1458 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Charles DohertyDate: March 13th, 2008Location: Scanlan Rm, JerabeckLength: 60 minsDescription: The study of the church in early Ireland has engendered much debate. It is popularly viewed as being predominantly monastic. Of course thi

Northern Ireland: Steps Toward Reconciliation and Peace Northern Ireland: Steps Toward Reconciliation and Peace [ 2006 ] [ Hits:1229 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Rev. Bill ShawDate: September 14th, 2006Location: Jones HallLength: 60 minsDescription: Rev. Shaw discusses community-based solutions for reconciling the conflict between Northern Irish Catholics and Protestants. His organization, th

Biolink: A Renaissance in Irish Technological Innovation Biolink: A Renaissance in Irish Technological Innovation [ 2006 ] [ Hits:1512 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Denis Headon, PhDDate: October 5th, 2006Location: Cullen HallLength: 60 minsDescription: Dr. Denis Headon, president of BioLink USA - Ireland, a cooperative organization bringing together specialists in the life sciences in the US an

An Evening with Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman An Evening with Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman [ 2007 ] [ Hits:1288 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris NewmanDate: March 1st, 2007Location: CullenLength: 102 minsDescription: Irish harpist Máire Ní Chathasaigh and acoustic guitarish Chris Newman will perform music from their new album 'Firewire', which

The Reel Thing: Traditional Music by the Brock McGuire Band The Reel Thing: Traditional Music by the Brock McGuire Band [ 2008 ] [ Hits:1581 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Brock McGuire BandDate: February 28th, 2008Location: Cullen HallLength: 120 minsDescription: Master musicians Paul Brock, Enda Scahill, Manus McGuíre and Denis Carey evoke the atmosphere and artistry of the Irish dance hall era in d

Photography in Ireland - A Photographer's Journey Photography in Ireland - A Photographer's Journey [ 2008 ]
Original title: Photography in Ireland - A Photographer's Journey [ Hits:1215 ]
Description: Speaker(s): James FraherDate: Sept. 24, 2008 Location: Cullen Hall Length: approx. 60 minutes Video Link: 

Caimin OBrien - Stories from a Sacred Landscape from Pagan Country to Christian Ireland Caimin OBrien - Stories from a Sacred Landscape from Pagan Country to Christian Ireland [ 2007 ]
Original title: Caimin Obrien - Stories from a Sacred Landscape from Pagan Country to Christian Ireland [ Hits:1399 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Caimin OBrien Date: March 29th, 2007Location: Cullen Hall Length: approx 60 mins Video Link: 

The Irish Language - a Lecture by Joe Mac Donnacha The Irish Language - a Lecture by Joe Mac Donnacha [ 2007 ] [ Hits:1461 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Joe Mac DonnachaDate: April 26, 2007Location: Cullen Hall Length: Video Link:

From Protest to Peace: A Lecture by Bogside Artist Tom Kelly from Derry, Northern Ireland From Protest to Peace: A Lecture by Bogside Artist Tom Kelly from Derry, Northern Ireland [ 2009 ] [ Hits:1585 ]
Description: Speaker(s): Tom Kelly Date: February 11, 2009Location: Cullen Hall Length: 70 minsVideo Link:

A Lonestar Stout Evening with Celtic Musician Jed Marum and Special Guest Hugh Morrison A Lonestar Stout Evening with Celtic Musician Jed Marum and Special Guest Hugh Morrison [ 2009 ] [ Hits:1520 ]
Description: Celtic Musician Jed Marum and special guest Hugh Morrison perform a mix of Irish ballads, stories, and songs celebrating Irish and American heritage. Date: March 12, 2009Location: Cullen HallLength: 118 minVideo Link: 

Early Irish Saints’ Lives: St. Brigid and St. Brendan Early Irish Saints’ Lives: St. Brigid and St. Brendan [ 2009 ] [ Hits:1269 ]
Description: Dr. John McNamara, from the UH English Department, explores the somewhat less well known cultural memories of Sts. Brigid and Brendan, together with their continuing influence on the development of medieval Christianity both in Ireland and on the Con

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