Annual St. Patrick’s Banquet
Marines’ Memorial Club
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Sunday, March 13, 2011
6 p.m Cocktails, 7 p.m. Dinner
Dermot Keogh, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of History
University College Cork
“TAOISEACH JACK LYNCH,
IRISH POLITICS AND THE WAY FORWARD”
The Irish Literary & Historical Society is honored to welcome Professor Dermot Keogh as guest speaker at the annual St. Patrick’s Banquet on Sunday, March 13, 2011.
Professor Keogh, a member of the Royal Irish Academy, is Emeritus Professor of History, University College Cork and Visiting Professor, University of Montana at Missoula. A distinguished and renowned international scholar and lecturer, he is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles---and also a past ILHS speaker and a contributor to the ILHS publication, The Irish in the San Francisco Bay Area: Essays on Good Fortune.
His biography of Jack Lynch, who was Taoiseach between 1966-1973 and 1977-1979, was published in 2008. He will speak to us about how Lynch handled a grave political crisis in 1969 and discuss his relevance for the contemporary electoral debate in Ireland.
Call Eileen Kivlehan at (415) 681-2078 to reserve your ticket.