Irish Workers on the Transcontinental Railroad in Comparative Perspective

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Presented by Hibernian Society of Utah and Golden Spike 150 at Rio Grande Depot, Salt Lake City UT

May 07
Irish Workers on the Transcontinental Railroad in Comparative Perspective

Presentation and Q&A by Dr. Barry McCarron, Faculty Fellow, Center for Irish and Irish-American Studies, New York University.

Born and raised in Ireland, Dr. McCarron earned his Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University (2016) and holds a Bachelors (2004) and Masters (2004) degrees from the University College Dublin, and has held research fellowships from the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford. McCarron’s work focuses on the global Irish and Chinese, in the U.S., the British Empire, and the broader Pacific world.

The evening will also include the Inter-mountain West launch of New York University’s “Irish

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5:30 PM – Appetizers and traditional Irish music

6:00 PM – Presentation

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Rio Grande Depot

300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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