1:00-1:50pm Cré na Cille/The Dirty Dust Panel on this classic Irish comic novel with Irish language teacher, Tom Jeffers.
2:00–2:50pm The Irish Holy Wells of St. Brigid: Their Rituals, Physical Landscape, and Cultural Significance
Art Historian, Clare Monardo, explores how Irish holy wells connect with a sacred landscape.
3:00–3:50pm Irish-American Autobiography Jim Rogers, Director of the Center for Irish
Studies, reads from his latest essay collection.
4:00–4:50pm Finding my Father: The Eoin McKiernan Story
Deirdre McKiernan Hetzler reads from her biography of her father explaining how she came to a greater understanding of thisIrish-American scholar & cultural bridge-builder.
6:00–9:00pm Welcome Reception
Reception for the Arts Week & launch/tours of the McKiernan Library, & sampling of gourmet Irish food. Lead Speaker: Ragnar Almqvist, Vice Consul, Consulate General of Ireland-Chicago.
Irish Fair of Minnesota
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