New Book Explores Experiences and Understandings of “Being Irish”

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“A Land of Dreams: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923″ (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018).

“A Land of Dreams” is a comparative study of Irish nationalism and identity in St. John’s, Halifax, and Portland. It compares how experiences and understandings of “being Irish” evolved in these three communities on the prow of northeastern North America through the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

Mannion’s book was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in July 2018, and has already been reviewed in the Irish Times


Land of Dreams


Please join us at the Benevolent Irish Society (30 Harvey Road) at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, September 12th, to launch Patrick Mannion’s new book, A reception will follow some short remarks by Dr. Mannion, and a limited number of books will be available for sale ($35).

This article was written by Larry Dohey