What’s Irish Now? An Evening with Fintan O’Toole


$25–65 (inclusive of fees) 60 minutes

Mon, Nov 6, 2023



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Irish Arts Center 
726 11th Avenue 
Hell's Kitchen, NYC


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Ireland has changed at a dizzying pace. Many of the old touchstones of Irish culture—rural folkways, powerful religious identities, a strong sense of being oppressed and marginalised—have lost their grip. Yet, for Irish people both at home and in the diaspora, the idea of belonging to a common culture still has a powerful meaning. What is that meaning? Do we need to have a single answer? How does tradition shape our sense of ourselves in a transformed world? And why do spaces like Irish Arts Center matter? 

One of the world’s most admired columnists and critics, Fintan O’Toole, author of We Don’t Know Ourselves, returns to IAC for a special public lecture and Q&A. Reception and book signing to follow.

“A rich, nuanced picture of Irish life”—The Guardian on We Don't Know Ourselves


Presented with generous support from Culture Ireland.

Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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