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“Kneel and Say an Ave There For Me” A Story Of Two Dublin Cemeteries

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Experience a day of Irish history, culture, and memory, beginning with brunch and conversation. (Spoiler Alert: Bring Your Tissues)

It’s been said that the history of a nation is written in stone in its cemeteries. That is certainly true for Ireland, especially in Dublin’s Arbour Hill and Glasnevin. The unhallowed ground of Arbour Hill, chosen to disgrace and dishonor the martyred heroes buried there, defied its original intent, evolving instead into a sanctified site of prayerful reflection. Glasnevin, the first non-denominational cemetery in Ireland and now the resting place of more than 1.5 million souls, has a population larger than the living population of Dublin! Join us to hear the incredible and often untold stories preserved behind the stone walls of these two historic cemeteries.

10 am – Brunch

10:30 am – The 14 Graves of Arbour Hill

A Power Point Presentation by Henry McNally, MA, Fordham, Irish historian, recipient of the 2019 Eoin McKiernan Award

11 am – The One Million Plus Graves of Glasnevin

An Introduction by Maureen Dunphy- Brady, MA, NYU Glucksman Ireland House, Irish historian

11:30 am – A viewing of the Documentary Film, “A Million Dubliners”

12:50-1:30 pm – Discussion with two of our favorite Irish historians

*Includes Brunch

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August 17
10:00 am - 1:30 pm


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