HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY
ROBERT EMMET REMEMBRANCE
Join the United Irish Societies of San Francisco (UIS) in honoring Robert Emmet, Irish Nationalist and Leader of the 1803 Rebellion, on the 102nd anniversary of the dedication of his statue in Golden Gate Park on the weekend of September 18-19.,
September 18, 2021 2pm
United Irish Cultural Center,
2700-45th Avenue, San Francisco
IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING CHANGE
Due to US Govt. Covid restrictions, Professor O’Donnell will not be able to travel to San Francisco as scheduled. Fortunately, Ethel Rohan, award-winning essayist, novelist, and short story writer, is available to share her insights on ROBERT EMMET -LOVES, LETTERS, & LEGACY with tie ins to her writing and the overall power of words. Her latest book, In the Event of Contact, won the Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize and a Gold IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction: Europe (May 2021). Raised in Dublin, she is a longtime resident of San Francisco.
San Francisco indoor COVID protocols are in effect: Proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test, masks to be worn at all times.
September 19, 2021 12:30 pm
Band Concourse Golden Gate Park
Join us for a lovely day in the Park in remembrance of Robert Emmet with a laying of the wreath at his statue and brief comments by Professor O’Donnell along with music by the SF Golden Gate Band, performances by the SF Irish Pipers and the Pearse & Connolly Fife and Drum Band, Comhaltas & Murphy School of Dance along with a recitation of Emmet’s famous Speech from the Dock.