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Tranlations Revisited – An article about a new upcoming film by the IABN’s own Maurice Fitzpatrick

I have just finished directing a documentary for the BBC entitled Translations Revisited, or Athchuairt ar Translations in the Irish language, for approximately 70% of the film was shot in Irish, with the Irish segments subtitled in English. The film tells the story of Brian Friel’s magnificent play, Translations, the inaugural work of a cultural experiment that sought to ‘translate’ the terms of the political debate in Ireland, North and South, over thirty years ago, as leading Irish Studies experts Seamus Deane and Declan Kiberd argue in the documentary. Translations created a space for dialogue and rediscovery; it attempted to recast Irish identity, independent of former blinkers. read more

NYC Post Christmas Meet Up

Calling Greater NYC Chapter of IABN: Santa Claus is coming to town so is Our Founder John Richards and his family. Our 2nd Christmas Meet Up will be on Friday, December 27th 3-7pm –

Starting off in the heart of Midtown at Cassidy’s for a pint while we listen to John weave tall tales and rattle off an array of bad jokes, bar tricks, and other shennanigans – 65 W. 55th Street


Then we will head out to The Tree, Ice Skating and Hot Chocolate. Bring the family along for this Meet-Up Pat Harris please join us! You too JJ Devaney. read more