Book Club

The book club met on Wednesday May 5, with author Patricia Falvey doing a review of her two books, The Yellow House and The Linen Queen.  Both books feature intriguing female characters and take place in Northern Ireland during a trying time in Irish history.  The Yellow House is in the time period when the Irish uprising is coming into steam, with events leading to partitioning.   The Linen Queen is set during World War II.

Ms. Favley has stimulated our interest in revealing a new book in the works, The Girls of Inismore, set on the west coast of Ireland during the early 1900s, and reviews as an Irish Downton Abbey.

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May Pub Night

The Irish American Society met at Trinity Hall on May 12 for the monthly pub night.  This night was extra special as we had four new members join in the fellowship.  Our June meeting will also be at Trinity Hall. … Continue reading

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Interesting Outside Events

  • The Italian Club is having Irish night at the Italian Club on Friday, May 22.  This  four-course dinner is $28.  Come for fellowship at 6:30, with dinner starting at 7:00.       For reservations, please call 972-931-9167.
  •  We are cordially invited to attend an “100% Irish” exhibition of watercolor paintings by Rance Jones. Works depict rural scenes in counties Mayo, Tyrone, Donegal and Clare. Opening Reception, May 16 5-8pm Gallery@1300 1300 Dragon St Dallas, TX 75207 www.galleryat1300.com name: Rance Jones email: rance@rancejones.com
  • IRISH INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR I
    
    This link: http://longwaytotipperary.ul.ie/  is a free online World War I
    exhibition titled 'it's a long way to Tipperary: An Irish story of the 
    great war'. This project follows the lives of a single family throughout
    the Great War to illustrate the social, physical and emotional impact 
    of the conflict at an individual level and the irrevocable personal, 
    cultural and societal changes wrought by the war. It is based on the 
    diaries, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia accumulated by the 
    Armstrong family of Moyaliffe Castle, County Tipperary, between 1914 and
    1918. Hit the 'follow' button on the bottom right hand of the page(it's
    is totally free-just needs an e mail from you and on confirmation it 
    will send you the weekly updates) The weekly posts consist of extracts 
    from diaries and correspondence created and collected by the Armstrong 
    family during the war years. 
    Regards,
    Pat McMahon
    University of Limerick.
    email: patrick.mcmahon@ul.ie

 

 

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NEW MEMBERS

The IAS has some new members.  When you see them at a function, please give them a friendly Irish welcome.  We have a few pictures, but hope to get more. Daniel Butler & Gail Kilduff-Butler; Ebby Darden; Ryan & Jennifer … Continue reading

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