Voices of NY Video: Keeping the Irish Language Alive … in Manhattan

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Glucksman House

Merel Saarloos and Luke Murphy

A lesson ( or “
ceacht”) at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House.

This is one in a series of films produced for City Limits’ Voices of New York project by a team of visiting students from the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, Netherlands.

In New York’s Greenwich Village, there is a home for Irish culture and the Irish language. Glucksman Ireland House NYU is the center for Irish and Irish-American Studies at New York University. There are courses that cover a huge array of Irish topics, including the study of the Irish Gaelic language. In their own words, Glucksman House is a “resource center for Irish, Irish-American, and Irish diasporic culture.”

Glucksman House hosts many events for anyone with an interest in Ireland, such as weekly public events, a monthly traditional Irish music series and evening Irish language classes for non-students.

Merel Saarloos is a filmmaker, editor and producer. Originally from the Netherlands, she has worked on productions in Australia. Hailing from Dublin, Luke Murphy is a writer and director with experience in film in both Ireland and the U.S.

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