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Maynooth Celebration

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Today, as we patiently wait in quarantine and lockdown, we do well to remember that our forebears emerged triumphant after enduring calamity. We have prevailed before, and we will do so again. In February, just before Covid-19 changed our world, … Read More

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Kilcar, My Donegal Playground | Irish America Magazine

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Turlough McConnell recounted his wild and mysterious summers in Kilcar, County Donegal in Irish America magazine. Read the article here.

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A Living Legacy: Irish Art from the Collection of Brian Burns

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A special supplement to Irish America by Turlough McConnell delving into the genesis of  Brian Burns’ collection of Irish art and the subsequent sale of his collection at the world-renowned London auction house, Sotheby’s in November 2018. Click here to … Read More

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The Mission Continues: Who Is My Neighbor?

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For over 200 years, the Sisters of Charity have advocated for those most in need of our love and support. Today the Sisters continue to serve our neighbor through their sponsored ministries. See the short film here.  

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Great Famine Voices Roadshow | Strokestown Park

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Turlough McConnell is pleased to participate in an innovative new project, Great Famine Voices developed by Strokestown Park House’s Famine Archive that seeks to grow an online community who together will learn more about the Great Famine in Ireland. They will … Read More

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Turlough McConnell Interview | Irish Radio

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Turlough McConnell speaks to his own personal story leading up to his latest project which is a celebration of the history of Catholic Education and Immigration at the Sheen Center Theater, NYC on February 28 How the Nuns of New … Read More

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Ulster at Play and Dear Mr. Beckett | Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival 2018

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  Ulster at Play Saturday, January 27th, 11am — 5pm The American Irish Historical Society, 991 5th Avenue, New York, NY Free admission A presentation on the prolific and turbulent history of theater in Northern Ireland. Taking place as part of … Read More

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The Wars of Dagger John | Irish Central

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“The play, commissioned by the Sheen Center, explores themes of race and moral ambiguity in the context of the Civil War as it affected New York’s Irish community.  New York’s first archbishop, ‘Dagger’ John Hughes, must exert leadership during a … Read More

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How the Nuns Tamed the Gangs of New York | Irish America Magazine

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  Mary Pat Kelly , “How the Nuns Tamed the Gangs of New York,” Irish America Magazine, August-September, 2017. “I was able to sniff back tears during most of the moving presentation of the 200 years history of the Sisters … Read More

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The Shores of Amerikay | Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

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                    Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University to host The Shores of Amerikay: How Archbishop John J. Hughes and the Sisters of Charity of New York met the needs of … Read More

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