2016 Events

Black and white profile picture of Professor George O'Brien

February 17, 2016: George O’Brien, Professor Emeritus of English at Georgetown, spoke about his new book, The Irish Novel, 1800-1910 (Cork University Press, 2015).

Picture of Professor Timothy Meagher giving a lecture at a podium

March 29, 2016: Lecture by Professor Timothy Meagher (Catholic University of America) on Irish-American Nationalist politics, 1916-1921. More Info.

Picture of poets Caoilinn Hughes and Stephen Sexton standing next to each other posing in front of a landscape portrait

October 20, 2016: Poets Caoilinn Hughes and Stephen Sexton read from their work. Listen to the recording.

Headshot of Irish poet Caitriona O'Reilly

October 18, 2016: Irish poet Caitriona O’Reilly read from her work as part of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice Readings and Talks series. More Info. Watch Video.

Picture of Irish novelist Colm Tóibín against a gradiant background giving a serious look to the camera

November 9, 2016: George P. Lacay Endowed Lecture. Irish novelist Colm Tóibín gave the annual George P. Lacay Lecture of the English Department at Georgetown. More Info. Watch Video.

Picture of poet Martin Dyar at the podium reading from his work to a crowd of people in a room with columns. Paula Cunningham, too, reads from her work at this event

November 17, 2016: Poets Martin Dyar and Paula Cunningham read from their work as part of the continuing commemoration of the 1926 Irish Uprising. More info.