Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin will present the annual Hibernian Lecture. Ó Súilleabháin, a pianist, composer, recording artist, and academic, holds the professorship of music at the Irish World Music Academy of Music and Dance, which he founded at the University of Limerick.
Following the lecture, please join us for a reception hosted by the Hon. Aidan Cronin, consul general of Ireland, in Rare Books and Special Collections (102 Hesburgh Library). Irish writer Patrick McCabe, author of The Butcher Boy (1992) and Breakfast on Pluto (1998), both shortlisted for the Booker Prize, will be present at the reception for the announcement of the Hesburgh Libraries’ acquisition of his papers.
The reception will also celebrate the recent publication by Notre Dame Press of Coire Sois, the Cauldron of Knowledge: A Companion to Early Irish Saga by Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Irish Studies in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
This event is sponsored by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism , the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies , and the Hesburgh Libraries .