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Kansas City Irish Center

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19 W. Linwood
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
816-474-3848

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February 2023

‘Small Things Like These’ by Claire Keegan

Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan It is 1985 in a small Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal merchant and family man faces into his busiest season. Early one morning, while delivering an order to the local convent, Bill makes a discovery which forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church. Already an international bestseller, Small Things Like These is a deeply…

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March 2023

‘The Victory of Sinn Fein’ by P.S. O’Hegarty

Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Victory of Sinn Fein by P.S. O’Hegarty A valuable first-hand account of the tumultuous events in Ireland from 1916 to 1923, written from a now almost forgotten viewpoint – that of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. O’Hegarty’s heroes were Arthur Griffith, the founder of Sinn Fein, and Michael Collins.

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April 2023

Selected Poems by W.B. Yeats

Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

William Butler Yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He belonged to the Protestant, Anglo-Irish minority that had controlled the economic, political, social, and cultural life of Ireland since at least the end of the 17th century. Most members of this minority considered themselves English people who happened to have been born in Ireland, but Yeats staunchly affirmed his Irish nationality. Although he lived in London for 14 years of his childhood…

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May 2023

‘Strange Flowers’ by Donal Ryan

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan In 1973 Moll Gladney goes missing from the Tipperary hillside where she was born. Slowly her parents, Paddy and Kit, begin to accept that she’s gone forever. But she returns, changed, and with a few surprises for her family and neighbours. Nothing is ever the same again for the Gladneys, who learn that fate cares little for duty, that life rarely conforms to expectation, that God can’t be relied upon to heed any prayer. A…

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