Wonderful evening at Ireland House

Many thanks to Eileen Reilly, Marion Casey and everyone at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House for a most memorable event this past Saturday evening. The audience was graced by the presence of many loved ones of dock workers from the time and places covered in On the Irish Waterfront, and by friends of the intrepid Jesuit labor priests Philip Carey and John M ‘Pete’ Corridan. I was especially blessed by the kind introduction provided by Chelsea product Joe Long, who carries the tradition. It was also an honor for me to publicly acknowledge the role played by Patrice Kane of Fordham University Archives and Special Collections in easing my way–some few years ago!–into the extraordinary collection of the Xavier Labor School Papers at Walsh Family Library.

We swing back to Jersey this week for readings in Cranford and Maplewood (Wed. and Thurs. respectively see ‘Appearances’ tab above for details while I seek to relearn the linking features of our own website!). Thanks to all from Jim and thanks again to the truly outstanding Irish and Irish-American Studies program at NYU.

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