On Saturday November 18th, the Brooklyn Gaelic League / Cumann Chaitlin agus Thomais Ui Chleirigh will host a walking tour on the history of New York City and the Irish Language. The tour will begin at 1pm in front of the South Street Seaport Museum 12 Fulton Street.
This tour will be given in English about the Irish language, with the opportunity to learn a little Irish.
19th Century New York had a lot of Irish language connections present, and participants in the tour will see some of the connections still here today! Some subjects of interest to be covered include John O’Mahony, a founder of the Fenian movmement, as well as St. Paul’s Chapel, which hosts two large memorial stones to famous Irish patriots, inscribed in the Irish language.
A freewill offering of $20 is suggested.
The tour will be followed by a visit to a local pub for refreshment and a Branch meeting. Everyone is welcomed to join us and learn more about the work of the Gaelic League.
In case of rain, the tour will be hosted the next day, Sunday, November 19th, at the same time. Bígí Linn! Join us!