Irish Cooking Series with Chef Michael Kiernan

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

Join chef Michael Kiernan as he makes some of Ireland's popular and traditional Hallowe'en food. Samhain, the ancient Celtic feast which inspired Hallowe'en, occurs at the end of the harvest, as people prepare for the long winter ahead. Winter was approaching, crops were dying, days were growing shorter, and cattle were slaughtered and salted to […]

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An Evening with Irish Poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

Deeply rooted in the literary tradition of North Kerry, Gabriel Fitzmaurice is a poet, broadcaster, writer, translator, singer and raconteur. For more than three decades, he taught and later served as principal at his local national school but is now happily retired. He has been called “poetry’s answer to John B Keane” (Books Ireland) and […]

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Special Hallowe’en Film Club: The Butcher Boy

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

The Butcher Boy is a 1997 Irish black comedy film directed by Neil Jordan. The film was based on Patrick McCabe’s 1992 novel of the same name, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jordan. Set in the early 1960s, The Butcher Boy is about Francie Brady (Eamonn Owens), a 12-year-old boy who retreats into a […]

$5

Irish American Civil War Songs with Catherine V. Bateson, PhD

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

Irish-born and Irish-descended soldiers and sailors were involved in every major engagement of the American Civil War. Throughout the conflict, they shared their wartime experiences through songs and song lyrics, leaving behind a vast trove of ballads in songbooks, letters, newspaper publications, wartime diaries, and other accounts. Taken together, these songs and lyrics offer an […]

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Annual Christmas Market

Celtic Hall, 430 New Karner Road, Albany NY 12205 430 New Karner Road, Albany, NY

Join us at Celtic Hall for our annual Christmas Market! Support your community and shop local. This is always a special day with over 25 vendors selling a variety of handmade gifts and goods, as well as Irish food, raffles, and live performances by Steve and Shannon Grey, Irish Don Kelly, and An Clar School […]

The Civil War in Co. Kerry with Historian Owen O’Shea

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

The violence and divisions of the Civil War in County Kerry were more vicious, bitter and prolonged than anywhere else in Ireland. For generations, the fratricide, murder and executions, and the widespread trauma in Kerry have been synonymous with the worst excesses of the brutality and mayhem which followed the split over the Anglo-Irish Treaty […]

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Tracing the Legacy of Great Hunger Trauma with Oonagh Walsh, PhD

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

Were there long term consequences on Irish mental health because of the Great Hunger? Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene expression that do not involve alterations to the genetic code or DNA, but whose effects may persist over several generations. Since 2013, Dr. Oonagh Walsh has been researching and reporting on the negative […]

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Q & A with NYPD Officer Denis Mulcahy

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

This event will include a screening of the extraordinary documentary, How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story, a powerful feature film that celebrates the unsullied hard work and dedication of the Project Children Charity and one of its founding members, Denis Mulcahy, a retired and highly decorated NYPD Bomb Squad Officer. The film […]

$10 – $15

Film Club: Into the West

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

Impoverished in Dublin, youngsters Ossie (Ciaran Fitzgerald) and Tito (Ruaidhri Conroy) live with their widowed father (Gabriel Byrne, who is currently on Broadway performing a one-man show, Walking with Ghosts, based on his memoir of the same name), who drowns his grief in drink. Their grim existence is uplifted by the arrival of their itinerant […]

$5

Global Memorials of The Great Hunger

Irish American Heritage Museum 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

Throughout much of the 20th Century, Ireland struggled with how to memorialize the tragedies of the Great Hunger. It wasn’t until June of 1998, that statues representing the duality of Irish immigration - the deprivation of famine left behind and the potential for prosperity of an American life - were unveiled in Boston, Massachusetts. The […]

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