March 4, 2005

Seminar: Irish Studies, 535

Meeting Date: March 4, 2005

Speaker: Prof. James Hunter
    Professor Emeritus of Governance, University of Ulster, Coleraine

Title of Talk: "Ireland and its Islands"

Rapporteur: Cóilín Parsons

Attendees: Frank Naughton (Kean University); Alice Naughton; Bob St-Cyr; Diane Menagh (Fairfield University, Connecticut); Terry Byrne (The College of New Jersey); Anna Brady (ex. Queens College, CUNY); Gertrude Hamilton (Marymount College of Fordham University); Maria McGarrity (Long Island University); Patrick McNierney (Columbia University); Martin J. Burker (Lehman College and The Graduate Center, CUNY); Vivian Valvano Lynch (St. John's University); Barbara Young (Molloy College); Séamus Blake (WFUV/Fordham University); Thomas Ihde (Lehman College, CUNY); Elizabeth Gilmartin (Montclair State University); Brian Leahy Doyle (Lehman College, CUNY).

    This meeting was held at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, following dinner at The Cedar Tavern.  At the invitation of Glucksman Ireland House and Grian, the Irish Studies association of NYU, we heard Prof. James Hunter talk about the myth, history, and culture of the islands of Ireland.  His talk, which was illustrated by slides throughout, encompassed the islands of Rathlin, Tory, Inishmurray, Achill, Inisheer, the Skelligs, and Garinish.  Following the talk we attended a wine reception at Glucksman Ireland House.  Prof. Hunter was an invited speaker at the Grian annual conference, which took place from March 4 until March 6.
    The seminar extends its thanks to Grian and Glucksman Ireland House for their generous invitation.