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Irene Whelan, Ph.D.


Irene WhelanProfessor Whelan recently published "Religion and the Making of Irish American Identity, in Making the Irish American, History and Heritage of the Irish in the United States,"edited by J. Lee and Marion Casey (N.Y.U. Press, 2006), and "The Bible Gentry: Evangelical Religion, Aristocracy, and the New Moral Order in the Early Nineteenth Century," in Protestant Millennialism, Evangelicalism and Irish Society, 1790-2005, edited by Crawford Gribben and Andrew R. Holmes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). On March 13th she wrote an op-ed article for the Irish Times on "Just What It Means to be Irish These Days," and in April she presented a paper: "Micheal MacSuibhne (1760-1820) of Ballyconree, A Lost Voice of pre-Famine Connemara," at the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies at the University of St. Louis-Missouri. On May 6th the Irish Times carried a review by Tom Dunne of Cork University, of her book, The Bible War in Ireland. She has received two invitations to speak about her book during the fall semester  at New York University's Ireland House on September 28th and the Suffolk County Chapter of the Brehon Society on October 19th.