Benevolent Irish Society - Lecture Series Collection

JULY 2020 UPDATE: CATALOGUING INFORMATION FOR THE RECORDINGS IS CURRENTLY BEING EDITED AND ENHANCED IN PREPARATION FOR A PLANNED PUBLIC LAUNCH IN OCTOBER 2020

The collection contains recordings of lectures delivered at the BIS Hall (now the Irish Cultural Centre) in Charlottetown during the years 1987 - 2011 on various aspects of Irish heritage and culture both in PEI and in Ireland.


Ulster Immigration to PEI
Ulster Immigration to PEI
This is a lecture by Brendan O’Grady titled “Ulster Immigration to PEI”, where he discusses historic Ulster, acquiring land, Ireland and Scotland relations, assimilation, Father Augustus and jobs in Boston. The lecture also includes discussion about arrivals of ships, graveyards, Monaghan, Ulster immigration, families, religion, tradition and other topics relating to Ulster immigration.
Valiant Voice: Poems by Lucy Gertrude Clarkin
Valiant Voice: Poems by Lucy Gertrude Clarkin
This is a lecture by Brendan O’Grady titled “A Valiant Voice: Poems by Lucy Gertrude Clarkin”, where O’Grady reads poems from a collection. The poems have focus on topics like war, songs, Ireland, Belgium, prayer, peace, family, priesthood, fulfillment, PEI heritage, among many other topics. The lecture includes Brendan O’Grady’s analysis of the poems, their word choice, and voice.