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The Irish / British Genealogy Group Message Board › Reading with Maura Mulligan, Author of An Irishwoman in New York, March 23,

Reading with Maura Mulligan, Author of An Irishwoman in New York, March 23, 2 - 3:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral – Parish House

Joanne
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Brooklyn, NY
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Join the New York Irish History Roundtable and author Maura Mulligan on Saturday, March 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., for an evocative discussion of an Irishwoman’s experiences in New York. Ms. Mulligan will take us on an immigrant’s journey from rural County Mayo to the bustling City of New York - 1958. She’ll discuss how she adapted to a complex and diverse new culture, her first job, her first subway ride, her desire to embrace religious life as a novice in a Franciscan novitiate in Peekskill, New York, and her decision –16 years later – to leave the convent and join the world once again.

Ms. Mulligan’s memoir, Call of the Lark, is a moving portrait of one woman’s strength and determination to forge a fulfilling life. Irish Echo columnist Larry Kirwan described Call of the Lark as “an essential, revealing chapter in the Irish-American story.”

Since those early days in New York, Ms. Mulligan has had a varied career. She’s taught English as a second language in New York City’s public schools, and currently teaches Irish language and dance in the New York area. Her writings have appeared in the Irish Times, Irish America, The Irish Echo, the Irish Examiner, Set Dancing News and on the websites ducts.org and mrbellersneighborhood.com. She’s also been a featured reader at various literary venues, including the Thalia Café at Symphony Space, and at Molloy College.

The event will be held at the Parish House, St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry Street. Coffee & tea will be served after the event. Suggested donation: $3.00.
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