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Ireland and Irish Americans, 1932-1945: The Search for Identity


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Presented by: John Day Tully, PhD

In the 1930s, both the Irish in Ireland and the Irish in the United States were struggling with ways to define and defend their sense of purpose and identity. This talk explores how the Irish and Irish Americans negotiated their new identities and how each struggle played itself out, especially before and during World War II. Through an examination of politics, diplomacy, Irish-American literature and comics, and the voices of Irish and Irish-American leaders, the relationship between the Irish on both sides of the Atlantic will be discussed.

This is a free event, however, registration is requested. To register, please call 207-947-3516 or email mark.n.morse@gmail.com.

Door opens at noon. Light refreshments will be served after the program. **Please note: The Club will be closed from 12:00 – 3:00 pm except for those attending the program.

Event is sponsored by the Cultural Activities Committee