Irish Women On The Titanic
Maureen Murphy will speak about the Irish women on the Titanic at the Irish Cultural Society meeting on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Library, 60 Seventh Street, across the street from the Garden City Hotel. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Dr. Murphy, a professor in the Department of Education at Hofstra University, will tell her audience about her discoveries as she searched for information about the Irish women on the Titanic.
Professor Murphy is a preeminent scholar in the field of Irish Studies. In recognition of her contributions to Irish studies in America, Dr. Murphy was awarded an honorary degree from the National University of Ireland in December, 2011. Her work in Irish Studies prompted her colleagues to publish a book in her honor: A Garland of Words: For Maureen O’Rourke Murphy. The book is a collection of essays on Professor Murphy’s contributions to Irish Studies and includes scholarly articles on Irish literature culture, history and language.
With a timely topic and a charming and knowledgeable speaker, the December meeting will put the audience into the heart of the great tragedy which is the sinking of the Titanic.
At the meeting, president Martin Kelly will wish everyone in the audience a Merry Christmas and remind the audience of the still pressing needs of those affected by the stormy weather.