The Fund for Irish Studies is generously supported by The Durkin Family Trust and The James J. Kerrigan, Jr. ’45 and Margaret M. Kerrigan Fund for Irish Studies

Free public events celebrating Irish culture & history

The Fund for Irish Studies offers a series of virtual lectures for the 2020-21 season.

  • “Sweet Dancers: An Illustrated Talk on Irish Dance” by film director Deirdre Mulrooney — September 18
  • Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University), Colum McCann (author of TransAtlantic), and Autumn Womack (Princeton University) in a symposium on “The 175th Anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s Tour of Ireland” — November 13
  • Patrick Radden Keefe (The New Yorker) on “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” — November 20
  • Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Professor Emeritus, School of English at Trinity College Dublin) reads her poetry — December 4
  • Laurence Cox (Maynooth University) on “Irish Hobo, Buddhist Monk, Anticolonial Celebrity: The Strange Story of U Dhammaloka/Laurence Carroll” — February 5
  • Fintan O’Toole delivers the annual Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture on “1921 and 2021: The Partition of Ireland, Then and Now” — February 26
  • Screening of filmed version of Happy Days by Samuel Beckett for The Wild Project, directed by Princeton alum Nico Krell ’18 and featuring alum Tessa Albertson ’20 — March 5
  • Tara Guissin-Stubbs (Oxford University) on “Symbols from Within, and Symbols from Without: The Celtic Revival and the Harlem Renaissance” — March 19
  • CANCELED — Alan Hayden (University College, Dublin) on “Irish Archaeology Now” — April 16