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Exhibition: 1916-2016: Proclaiming the American Story | Consulate General of Ireland

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Portraits of contemporary Irish-American historians with a selection of historic images and text create an American perspective of Ireland’s struggle for Independence. On view through mid-October, 2016. Exhibition free and open to the public by appointment only. Please call +212 … Read More

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In Conversation: Proclaiming the American Story (1916-2016) | Consulate General of Ireland

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Hear vital voices from across the US as leading historians and writers reveal the American story behind Ireland’s Easter Rising. With New York Irish History Roundtable members and Special Guests. Moderated by journalist, author and historian Terry Golway. 1:00pm Consulate General … Read More

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Adrian Flannelly Receives Honorary Degree | Quinnipiac University

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Quinnipiac University salutes Adrian Flannelly for his lifelong service to the Irish American community. Photograph by Kit Defever at the Irish Hunger Memorial, Battery Park, New York City, 2016. Produced by Turlough McConnell Communications for Quinnipiac University.

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A “Very Irish Day” | Rededication of the Robert Emmet Memorial in Washington, DC

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On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Three Centenaries were celebrated in Washington DC: the 1916 Easter Rising, the founding of the National Park Service and the commissioning of the Robert Emmet Memorial Statue by Irish sculptor, Jerome Connor. This “very Irish day,” introduced by Tara … Read More

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1916-2016: Proclaiming The American Story | Irish America Magazine

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As Ireland commemorates the centennial of the Easter Rising we remember the American connection. 1916-2016: Proclaiming The American Story is a special feature in Irish America Magazine by Turlough McConnell that highlights the recent scholarship on the Easter Rising and … Read More

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Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Sisters of Charity of NY celebrate 200 years | Irish Central

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Turlough McConnell Communications had the honor of coordinating an historic event on November 22, 2015 at the Sheen Center in Manhattan: A ceremony commemorating the twin Bicentennials of the founding of the Sisters of Charity of New York (1817–2017) and … Read More

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The Bronx Is Learning | Irish Voice Education 100

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Legacy Thrives at Monsignor Scanlan High School By Turlough McConnell “A turnaround is happening in the Bronx. The decline of Catholic education in New York City is being reversed by the creative efforts of civic-minded donors who have contributed dollars … Read More

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From Dingle to Washington, D.C. | Irish Central

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“In his inspiring speech, Emmet proclaimed: ‘I wished to procure for my country the guarantee which Washington procured for America.’ His concluding words have echoed through the ages: ‘When my country takes her place among nations, then and not till … Read More

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How The Nuns of New York Tamed The Gangs of New York | Irish Central

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In 1817, Mother Elizabeth Seton, America’s first Saint, sent three Sisters to her native New York to begin the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, located near Saint Patrick’s [Old] Cathedral on Prince and Mott Streets. “…The situation grew increasingly dire, and … Read More

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Made in (18th Century) Ireland | Irish America Magazine

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To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, Turlough McConnell is pleased to share his latest story, “Made In (18th Century) Ireland,” published in Irish America Magazine about the wonderful exhibition of 18th Century Irish art opening today at The Art Institute of … Read More

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