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Friday, October 7, 2011

Professor Charles Duffy Speaking at Eire Society event at Milton Public Library on Sunday, October 16

James M. Curley 
Professor Charles Duffy, an expert on Boston Irish literature, is speaking at the Milton Public Library on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.  The event is sponsored by the Eire Society of Boston.

Duffy will talk about writer Edwin O'Connor, whose novel The Last Hurrah was a story about Boston Irish leader James Michael Curley, who dominated the city's political history for the first half of the 20th century.  Duffy's biography of O'Connor is called A Family of His Own, published by Catholic University Press.

For reservations, call Barbara Fitzgerald at 617 698-8758. 

In addition to the lecture, expect live Irish music and Irish bread and tea. 

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