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Irish Journalist to Discuss Culture of Celtic Tiger

Contact: Michael Larkin

NEW YORK—Irish author, journalist and drama critic Fintan O’Toole will discuss “The Celtic Tiger—Cultural and Social Implications,” as part of the Institute of Irish Studies’ John M. Kehoe and Mollie Denning Kehoe Lecture Series on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaza Atrium of the Leon Lowenstein Center on the Lincoln Center campus.

DATE:          WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2
TIME:           6:30 P.M.
                    113 WEST 60TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY

O’Toole, a journalist for the Irish Times and a former drama critic for the New York Daily News, will discuss how Ireland’s burgeoning economy has influenced culture and the arts in Ireland. He is the author of The Ex-Isle of Erin: Images of a Global Ireland (New Island Books, 1997) and several other books about Ireland.

Established in 1998, Fordham University’s Institute of Irish Studies has emerged as one of the premier centers of Irish cultural scholarship and research in New York City. It promotes scholarly interest in Irish history, society and culture, and serves as a springboard for undergraduate programs in Irish studies.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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