Upcoming events

October 2016

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Irish Film Week

Irish and Irish American Studies will screen three Irish films in October, two on campus in an auditorium/classroom setting in the Robert Scott Small building (#23 on the campus map), and one on the big screen at the Terrace Theater on James Island. We'll follow each session with talk, but especially after In the Name of the Father, starring Daniel Day Lewis, when we'll mingle round the Terrace's well-stocked bar and lounge. As part of our educational series and in conjunction with Fall semester courses, all films are free and open to the public.

Lecture on the Famine

"'Being so Clever as That': The Power and Agency of Women during The Great Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór)"

November 15, 7pm

Addlestone Library, Room 227 (building 13 on campus map, at Calhoun and Coming)

CofC historian and Fulbright Fellow Cara Delay and CofC anthropologist Moore Quinn will discuss the famine and their new, collaborative research. Free and open to the public.

Send a student to Ireland!

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus, have devised a great way for you to help send a CofC student to Ireland. Volunteer to help the KofC put on their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Day 5K Run and Gobble Wobble. Lots of days and times to volunteer--just visit their website here. Every hour you work will contribute a share towards CofC student travel awards. Last year, with very little advertisement, volunteers to this event earned $1000 for Irish and Irish American Studies. This year we are hoping to double that donation!

Be sure to follow these directions, choosing "Ancient Order of Hibernians Charity" as your designated charity.

  • Charity Connection Volunteers: Please be sure to note choose the charity/organization you are representing in the CHARITY ORGANIZATION box of the online registration. This is very important so that charity organizations can receive credit for supplying volunteers.
  • All volunteers working race day will receive a FREE Turkey Day Run workers t-shirt.
  • High school students are eligible for services hours.
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Other Irish Events around Town

House Concert! Trad-stravaganza

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 6pm


Itching for some great trad music? This is the event of the Fall: Two bands for the price of one - all in one fun evening!

Beeswing on tour with Turlach Boylan & Davey Mathias

  • At a private residence in West Ashley * address and directions provided with confirmed reservation or payment
  • Doors at 6:00 Music starts at 6:30
  • Suggested donation $15; students $10
  • Contact Jeanne Chirdon-Herbas for reservations and more info: jchirdon@gmail.com or pay online at Beeswing's website

This is not an Irish and Irish American Studies sponsored event, but we wish it were. And we are absolutely delighted to help promote this very high quality cultural event. Because this is a house concert, space is limited, so please make your reservations as soon as possible.

Beeswing - Galway Bay
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Lowcountry Irish Festival

Local musician Carroll Brown is organizing the first annual Lowcountry Irish Fest, 10-12 February 2017. Carroll plays all around town but most often singing Irish tunes in Tommy Condons. Several other bands, local and traveling, will join Carroll on three stages. Visit their website for info and tickets.

Executive Committee

Cara Delay, History

Joe Kelly, English

Mark Long, Political Science

Moore Quinn, Anthropology

Trish Ward, English

Stephen White, Charleston Historical Society

Niall Cahill, CofC Procurement