'The Wild Geese' to Host 2nd Annual Irish College at SHU

News Story: October 28, 2009
The Wild Geese, a Connecticut organization promoting Irish culture and Ireland’s contributions to western civilization, will offer its second annual Irish College Day, on Saturday, November 7th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the University Commons on the campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. The event is open to all those interested in Irish and Irish-American culture.

The event will kick off with U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Thomas Foley’s reflections on two years as ambassador to Ireland and will also include:

• Mary Pat Kelly, author of Galway Bay, speaking on The Great Starvation and Emigration to the U.S. (book signing following the lecture)
• Dr. William Abbott, Professor of History at Fairfield University, on The Roots of Religious Conflict in Ireland
• Larry Kirwin, playwright, musician, and founder of rock group Black 47, on The Radical Heart of Irish-American Music (book and CD signing following the lecture)

Tuition for the seminar is $75 ($35 with SHU faculty, employee or student ID) which includes all presentations, study materials and lunch. For further information and reservations, please contact Eileen Heaphy, Executive Director of The Wild Geese at 203-325-1750 or Deanna Fiorentino, Director of the Center for Irish Cultural Studies at Sacred Heart University, at 203-365-7626 or via email at fiorentinod@sacredheart.edu.

Irish College 2009 is supported by the Bank of Ireland and Sacred Heart University’s Center for Irish Cultural Studies.