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Recent programs for the Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series 2005 through 2008:

Author and Playwright Ken Dooly spoke on the infamous Gordon trial of a young Irish immigrant

Nov 4ht Marian Desrosiers Phd Talk titled:"A 5th Ward Girl: Florence Murray"

William J. Matthews, Ph.D. - Talk entitled "The Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór) 1845-1849"

CHARLES ARTAUD BYRNE - Spoke about his book: Ranelagh: The Irish Warlord

Dr. Brian Trainor: Emigration from Ulster to North America in the 18th Century

Nancy Schultz,PhD, Salem Satet College, Salem MA Mass Mainings: The Irish and American Mirales of Prince Hoheolohe, 1823-24

Alen Macweeney - Photographer/Author
Presented his documentary "Irish Travellers", and discussed his new book of the same name.

Denny Lynch - Lecturer, Photographer and Historian
Slide presentation entitled: "Returning to Kerry: Photographic Sojourns in and Around Kerry"

Nancy Lusignan Schultz PhD Salem State College
McGowan's Tavern, Paddy Funerals and Rossiter's Dog: Irish Factors the 1834 Attack on the Charlestown Massachusetts Convent

J. Steven Grimes, Director of Archives and Records Management for the Rhode Island Supreme Court
From Bricklayer to Bricklayer; The Rhode Island Roots of Congressman John E. Fogarty's Irish-American Nationalism

William J. Matthews PhD, University of Massachusetts
Green Against Green: The Tragic Irish Civil War

Dr. Maureen T. Lapan, Founding member of the International Berkeley Society
Images of Berkeley in Newport: 1729 - 1732

Charles Duffy PhD, Providence College
Edwin O'Connor's Boston

James Garman PhD, Salve Regina University
Some New Interpretations on the Establishment of Newport's Irish Community, 1840-1870