Irish Studies News

 

Fisher Hosts a “Rochester Irish Gathering”

Fisher Hosts a “Rochester Irish Gathering”

06/07/2013

On Sunday, May 19, the St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program and the Rochester Chapter of the Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI) hosted a Rochester Irish Gathering Commemoration for the victims of the Great Irish Famine of 1845-1850. Read More

Bain to Present at Fall Conference in Ireland

05/28/2013

Officials from the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) paid a visit to St. John Fisher College on Friday, May 24, for a meeting with President Bain to discuss his presentation at an upcoming conference in Ireland this fall. Read More

Madigan, Plata, and McGregor Honored During Commencement Weekend

Madigan, Plata, and McGregor Honored During Commencement Weekend

05/14/2013

Three faculty were honored with prestigious awards from the College during Commencement Weekend. Read More

Local Author Deirdre McKiernan Hetzler to Hold Book Launch at St. John Fisher College Sunday, March 24

03/19/2013

On Sunday, March 24, the St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program and the local chapter of the Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI) will host the book launch for Irish America Reawakening: The Eoin McKiernan Story, written by McKiernan’s daughter, Deirdre McKiernan Hetzler. Read More

Irish Reverend Serves as Guest Lecturer

Irish Reverend Serves as Guest Lecturer

02/28/2013

On Monday, February 25, the Irish Studies Program hosted a guest lecture by Reverend Bill Shaw, OBE, Director of the 174 Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland. He presented, “Building Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: A Personal Perspective.” Read More

Frederick Douglass Irish Studies Conference Attracts 450 to Campus

Frederick Douglass Irish Studies Conference Attracts 450 to Campus

02/28/2013

“Frederick Douglass in Ireland,” the 2nd annual Irish Studies Conference, brought about 450 people to campus on February 22, including Douglass himself. Read More

St. John Fisher College to Host “Frederick Douglass in Ireland” Conference February 22

St. John Fisher College to Host “Frederick Douglass in Ireland” Conference February 22

01/16/2013

St. John Fisher College will host its 2nd annual Irish Studies Program Conference during Black History Month to celebrate and honor the legacy of Rochester’s own Frederick Douglass. Read More

St. John Fisher College Receives Grant from New York Council for the Humanities

10/24/2012

St. John Fisher College has received a $7,967.00 grant from the New York Council for the Humanities to support the “Frederick Douglass in Ireland” conference in 2013. Read More

O’Rorke Bust Dedication Draws Crowd of 120

O’Rorke Bust Dedication Draws Crowd of 120

10/03/2012

St. John Fisher College and the Col. Patrick O’Rorke Memorial Society dedicated a new bust of Colonel Patrick O’Rorke in Lavery Library on Saturday, September 23. The event attracted a crowd of 120 and included Civil War re-enactors, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of Columbus, the Emerald Society, and the Irish American Cultural Institute, a representative from West Point, and several Fisher faculty, staff, and students. Read More

Madigan Interviewed by Waterford, Ireland’s Leading Newspaper

09/21/2012

Dr. Tim Madigan, Associate Professor of Philosophy, visited Rochester’s sister city, Waterford, Ireland, in late August, and his trip was covered by The Munster Express, the leading daily newspaper in Waterford. Read More

 

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