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I.NY 2019 | Being Irish in New York: Our (Mis)Understanding

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The Annie Moore Talks | Being Irish in New York: Our (Mis)Understanding

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Fintan O’Toole drew a hard response from the New York Irish on the publication of his article on White Irish Catholics in US politics. In doing so, he prised open questions about our understanding, or maybe our mis-understanding, here at home, of the diversity, dynamism and intensity of the Irish experience in New York.

I.NY gathers an expert panel to reflect and discuss that depth and breadth of experience, and tell us, as an Irish audience, a truer story of what it is to be Irish, or of Ireland, in New York.

Panellists include:

Kate Hickey | Managing Editor at IrishCentral

Miriam Nyhan Grey | Historian, Glucksman Ireland House NYU

James Kennedy | Director, Kennedy Murphy Group | Founder/Owner, RUNY

This talk is a co-curation with The Irish Arts Center, NYC.

The Annie Moore Talks

The Annie Moore Talks series is named for the 17-year old girl from Cork who was the first immigrant through Ellis Island when it opened on New Year’s Day in 1892. Immortalised on both Ellis Island and in Cobh, Co Cork, where bronze statues of her and her brothers look across the Atlantic to their future in New York and back to their past in Ireland, her story in America is now one of mystery and sometime controversy.Adopting her name for the I.NY talks series places her as the first of tens of thousands of Irish immigrants to pass through that unique building and onto the streets of New York. Her name opens the series up to all of their stories – from art to politics, crime to religion, success and failure, life and death.

The 2019 Annie Moore Talks welcome speakers and panellists from Ireland and New York discussing music, heritage, literature, politics, sport, film and more.

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