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Anamchairde means kindred spirits and is an online event bringing together speakers, musicians, singers, and other performers to commemorate and celebrate the linguistic and cultural friendship between Ireland and peoples of the First Nations of America/Canada.

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Sparky and Rhonda share stories and songs from the rich heritage of their southern Appalachian roots, including the African American component of this culture. Their storytelling repertoire ranges from Jack tales and ghost stories to preacher tales and Br’er Rabbit stories. In addition to traditional Appalachian songs and gospel sing-alongs, their repertoire includes newer songs and stories from labor and coal mining struggles in the mountains.

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The bilingual traveling exhibition “Éire: Athbheochan/Revival 1893-2018,” was loaned to us by the Consulate General of Ireland in Chicago. The Eoin McKiernan Library is proud to be host of this remarkable display. Lavinia Finnerty, Fintan Moore, and Nancy Stenson, and Sarah Keating will speak.

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A free Zoom-based webinar and conversation about history, solidarity, and racial justice in Ireland and the US with Dennis Brownlee, Christine Kinealy, and E.G. Bailey.

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Irish of Minnesota Digital Gallery Launch

Tom is launching an Irish of Minnesota digital gallery on FaceBook. Please like his page here, and watch for new photographs and accompanying stories all day on Saturday, August 8th! Please visit and comment.

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Connemara Patch, a painting

$10 Jane Kennedy tell the story of the Connemaras of Graceville.  Featuring original research, this substantive talk will present an account of how Connemara emigrants from Ireland’s western seaboard suffered through and survived one of Minnesota’s harshest winters in 1880.  This event is part of the Irish Arts Week.

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Free. Discussion of the  New Hibernia Review, its history and importance and significance as the quarterly journal created by the University of St. Thomas’s Center for Irish Studies since the 1990s led by David Gardiner, the new Director of the Center. A discussion of one or more recent articles follows.  This journal is the cornerstone…

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