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The Irish / British Genealogy Group Message Board › EVENT AT GLUCKSMAN IRELAND HOUSE NYU - THURS 4 NOV AT 7PM


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“Fraternally Yours: 160 Years of County Societies in New York”
with Dr. Miriam Nyhan

Thursday, November 4th at 7pm - at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

New York can claim the largest cluster of county societies, with the greatest longevity, but the impulse to recreate a sense of home through social, cultural and sporting events can be documented wherever the Irish have settled in the world. These dynamic societies have provided benevolent, protective, and fraternal sustenance for Irish immigrants since the late 1840s. At the same time, a strong county connection has nurtured and helped preserve identity for the next generation. To mark the opening of the exhibit “The Fifth Province: County Societies in Irish America” at New York’s Consulate General of Ireland, Dr. Miriam Nyhan will discuss the role of county societies in Irish New York, focusing in particular on the twentieth century.

Dr. Nyhan is a Faculty Fellow/Assistant Professor at Glucksman Ireland House NYU. She received her BA and MPhil degrees from University College Cork (N.U.I) and her PhD from the European University Institute, Florence. With a special interest in twentieth century immigration, Dr. Nyhan has focused primarily on the 1950s Irish immigrants who settled in New York and London. Oral history is a strong component of Professor Nyhan's research and has heavily influenced her writing.

Her book, 'Are You Still Below?' The Ford Marina Plant, Cork, 1917-1984 (The Collins Press, Cork, 2007) provides an illuminating social history of Ireland’s only Ford factory and demonstrates how oral histories can be used to complement written sources. Other publications include the article "Narration and Memory: The Experiences of the Workforce of a Ford Plant" which appeared in Irish Economic and Social History (2006), "La Fuerza de Trabajo en una planta Ford" (2007) in Historia and Antropología y Fuentes Orales and "County Associations in Irish New York, 1945-1965" in New York Irish History (forthcoming).

Introduction by Prof. Marion R. Casey.

To learn more about the upcoming exhibition “The Fifth Province: County Societies in Irish America” at Consulate General of Ireland, New York, please see http://irelandhouse.f...­.

Free admission to Members of Glucksman Ireland House and to all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card. For non-members: $10 donation at the door.

In order to ensure a seat at events, please RSVP to 212-998-3950 (option 3) or you can email Ireland House at NYU.

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