CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia

Title

From the White House to the Thatched Cottage: U.S. Presidential Visits to Ireland and the Immigrant Narrative

Event Location / Date(s)

Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland / July 4, 2017

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department

Department of History and Political Science

Presentation Date

7-4-2017

Conference Name / Publication Title

Callan's annual Abhainn Ri Festival sponsored by the James Hoban Society

Description

It was part of Callan's annual Abhainn Ri Festival and was sponsored by the James Hoban Society. Hoban, the architect who designed the White House, was a native of Callan.

Kilroy, a native of Dublin, Ireland, is an associate professor in the Department of History and Political Science in CAHSS. His research interests fall broadly within the parameters of U.S. political and cultural engagement on the world stage. A major theme of his research is the correlation between U.S. foreign policy and issues of domestic American cultural and political identity, and he has a particular interest in U.S. engagement in West Africa, the Caribbean, and Ireland.

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