Villanova Celebrates Irish History and Culture
The Villanova community will honor Irish history and culture with an assortment of events, including performances, lectures and other lively gatherings on campus during the months of March and April. Not only is St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, but this year also marks the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s Easter Rising, a key event in Ireland’s fight for independence. Read more about the 1916 Easter Rising here.
Mark your calendar for these Irish events on campus:
- Monday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. the Connelly Center Cinema
Film Screening: “Good Vibrations”
- Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. in the Connelly Center Cinema
Irish Dance Team St. Patrick’s Day Showcase
- Thursday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. in the Driscoll Hall, Auditorium Room 132
2016 Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Chair Reading: Glenn Patterson
- Monday, March 21, 4:00 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner
To Strike for Freedom! Dramatic readings to honor the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland
- Tuesday, April 12, 4:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner
Dr. Colin Barr, Aberdeen University, on “Ireland’s Empire: The Catholic Church in the English-Speaking World 1830-1914”
- Tuesday. April 12-Sunday, April 24
Villanova Theatre presents: “Translations” by Brian Friel & Directed by Valerie Joyce
- Friday, April 29, 12-5 p.m. (Location: TBD)
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium: Irish Women and Theatre
- Friday, April 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Vasey Hall Theatre
Staged Reading of Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey
In addition to the lineup of wonderful events that are taking place on campus, there is also a special exhibit about the 1916 Easter Rising in Falvey Memorial Library. The exhibit, which is located on the Library’s first floor, is titled “To Strike for Freedom: The 1916 Easter Rising.” The exhibit contains items from the Joseph McGarrity Collection from Falvey’s Digital Library.
Be sure to stop by Falvey to check out the Easter Rising exhibit and don’t forget to mark your calendar for these special events. Sláinte!
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