During the 2000-2001 Academic Year
Blackthorn at Happy Hour
Date: Friday the 15th
Time: 6:00 PM to Closing
Description: Great Band, just thought that you should know. www.irishthing.com
Irish Festival, Philadelphia Irish Group Irish Music Festival
Location: Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park
Date: Saturday the 16th
Time: Bus Leaves South Campus at 4:00 PM, return at 10:00 PM
Description: You will never know how much fun it really is unless you try it.
Location: Sheehan Beach
Date: Saturday the 16th
Time: All day
Description: The ICS will have a tent on the beach for homecoming. This is a good opportunity to meet some Alumni to search for a job. There will be a band playing and the usual piper.
During the 1998-1999 Academic Year
The ICS, along with the amazing Dr. Murphy and the Irish Studies Program, had an excellent year.
For the first year in existence our goals were to make the ICS known, make it a reputable student organization, and to get Black 47 on campus. I think that it was an complete success. After looking back on it, you realize how much the ICS has really accomplished.
- First and foremost was the 1st Annual ICS Irish Musical Festival. The ICS started to plan for the from the beginning of the year, but we never really thought that it was a possibility until we saw it with our own eyes. Click here to see more about the event.
- Over the year Dr. Murphy and the Irish Studies program brought in many wonderful historians, poets, writers, etc. including:
- Poet Eamon Grennan
- Journalist/Historian Tim Pat Coogan, giving a Lecture called "Peace in Northern Ireland?"
- Poetry Reading by Michael Coady who has been awarded Listowel Writer's Week and the Francis MacManus Short Story Award. He has also received the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1979 for poems in his first collection entitled "Two for a Woman, Three for a Man".
- Poet Moya Cannon who has won the 1991 Behan Memorial Prize for the best first collection published in Ireland since the previous year.
- Historian Tom Bartlett, giving a Lecture entitled "The Rebellion of 1798 and its Aftermath".
- We have celebrated James Joyce's Birthday by going to Annie's Pub to listen to some of his readings with music provided by Gerry Timlin.
- We have been entertained by going into Philly and enjoying a few every now and again, while listing to new up and coming Local Irish Talent.
- The ICS has presented featured films, such as in the Name of the Father and the Boxer
- And of coarse we went to New York City to celebrate St. Paddy's day.