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REF NO.: 284

SUBJECT: Memorial’s visiting Gaelic scholar celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

DATE: March 8

Join Memorial’s visiting Gaelic scholar Brid Falconer and well-known Irish folk-dancer Shawn Silver on Wednesday, March 10, for a Paddy's Day primer of free events celebrating the Irish language and culture.
Festivities begin with an afternoon presentation facilitated by Ms. Falconer at 2 p.m. in the Inco Innovation Centre Theatre, room 2001.
Activities then move to the evening, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Inco Innovation Centre Theatre, with a mini conversational Gaelic class facilitated by Ms. Falconer.
The scene then shifts to a demonstration of Irish dance with Shawn Silver and company.
Joining the evening events will be Mark Dobbin, whose father Craig Dobbin created the Ireland-Canada University Foundation that is sponsoring Ms. Falconer's visit. The evening concludes with refreshments.
Persons interested in attending the events are asked to RSVP with the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at 737-2313 or

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