The Irish Cultural Society is a group of your friends and neighbors who want to know more about their Irish heritage. The group, non-political by its charter, endeavors to bring together people with the common goal of learning about our roots and supporting Irish culture and study.
Our Next Meeting: A Heroine of the Irish Famine
The first meeting of 2015 of the Irish Cultural Society will celebrate the life and accomplishments of Asenath Nicholson, one of the many selfless people who helped during the Great Irish Famine. Our guest speaker, Professor Maureen Murphy of Hofstra University will read selections fro her book about Nicholson, Compassionate Stranger. The meeting will take place on February 11th at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Library, 60 Seventh Street, across the street from the Garden City Hotel. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Annual Writing Contest - On Language & the Nation - Radio Address by Eamon de Valera
Our popular Annual Writing Contest is asking this year's contestants to identify a main idea in a speech by President of Ireland Eamon de Valera and to analyze how he used rhetorical devices to develop the main idea. Please use the following links to learn more about the contest:
- Contest Details - 2015 Annual Writing Contest
- Helpful Hints
- Transcript of "On Language & the Nation" - radio address by President Eamon de Valera
Our latest addition to the archives is "The Ogham Alphabet", written by John Walsh.
Members receive our newsletter, the Hedgemaster, four times a year. The Hedgemaster announces meetings, theater trips, and other news of interest to people interested in matters Irish, and contains an article of about 1000 words on a topic from Irish history or culture. The Book of Kells, the Wild Geese, the Apprentice Boys, the Travelling People, the Brehon Laws, and the Potato Famine are among the many subjects of articles in the Hedgemaster. Please visit our Hedgemaster Archives to sample past articles.
Irish Cultural Society
P.O. Box 247
Garden City, NY 11530