Old Town Hall Lecture Features Ireland Theme on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: March 16, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Old and New Ireland: From English Colony to Celtic Tiger” is the topic of the next Old Town Hall Lecture on Wednesday, March, 17, at 7:30 p.m. Coilin Owens, associate professor of English, is the featured speaker. He will discuss the country that has the most rapidly growing economy in the world and a large youth population. Owens will examine the successful traditions centered on the values of family, nation, and church, which have earned Ireland the name Celtic Tiger.

Since 1985, Owens has edited two books–Irish Drama: 1900-1980 and Family Chronicles: Maria Edgeworth’s Castle Rackrent–and published an introductory course for Irish Gaelic. He has published five journal articles on James Joyce’s Dubliners in three different journals, written numerous encyclopedia articles and seven book reviews, and chaired five panels. Owens is also on the national executive committee for the American Conference for Irish Studies.

The lecture is held on the second floor of Old Town Hall, at the corner of University Drive and Main Street in the City of Fairfax. It is free and open to the public, and refreshments are provided. Free parking is available in the lot on the corner of University Drive and North Street. For more information, call Traci Claar at 703-993-8846.

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