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Le Moyne College Celebrates Irish Culture Week

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College celebrates Irish Culture Week March 20 – 26 with a variety of events on the campus, culminating with a reading by Colm Tóibín, one of the most important contemporary Irish writers, on Friday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. (Read the earlier release on Colm Tóibín here.)

Other events taking place during the week include:

Irish Fest
Saturday, March 20, 8 – 10 p.m.
Curtin Special Events Room, Campus Center

The Le Moyne Student Programming Board and Gaelic Society will host a celebration of Irish culture through food and music. For the second year in a row, the Causeway Giants will perform.

Traditional Irish Music Session
Tuesday, March 23, 4 p.m.
Grewen Hall Foyer

For the third consecutive year, Le Moyne will hold a traditional Irish music session. This year it will feature the Syracuse Irish Session, including Dennis O'Connor, professor of business administration. Traditional Irish fare will be provided. This event is co-hosted by the Gaelic Society and the Irish literature program.

Dramatic Reading of Seamus Heaney’s Work
Wednesday, March 24, 5:30 p.m.
Reilley Room, Reilly Hall

Enjoy a dramatic and contextualized reading of the work of Irish poet Seamus Heaney by Sean M. Conrey, poet and assistant professor of writing and rhetoric at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Interdisciplinary at its core, this reading will bring generative criticism of Heaney’s and other poets’ work into discussion with creative writing pedagogy and literary studies. Enjoy a dramatic reading of Irish poet, writer and lecturer Seamus Heaney's work. This event is co-sponsored by creative writing and the Irish literature program.


All Irish Culture Week events are free and open to the public. However, at each of the activities, the Gaelic Society will be raising funds to benefit the Amaus Health Services. For more information about any of the events, call (315) 445-4215.


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posted on: 3/12/2010