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16
Mar

Green & White Gala in Dublin

I was invited to present 7 of my, Irish People, Irish Linen books at the Green and White Gala hosted by the Dublin Sister City in Dublin California. Great fun, lots of green, and a very friendly group.

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07
Oct

Presentation in Christiansburg, Virginia

I had a wonderful afternoon at the Montgomery County Museum a couple of weeks ago. The curator Sherry Wyatt has mounted a very interesting woven coverlet exhibition and she asked me to come to the museum to talk about the cultural tradition of coverlet weaving in southern Appalachia, especially in Virginia. It was a warm, […]

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04
Jul

Ulster American Heritage Symposium, Omagh, No Ireland

Dear Kathleen, I wanted to thank you so much for the gift of your new book “Irish People, Irish Linen” at the book launch at the Ulster American Folk Park on Saturday. It was very thoughtful and kind – and you are right, your book has found a good home!  I spent more time poring […]

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22
Jun

Gift to the Lisburn Linen Centre

Ms. Shirley Lord Rosenthal flew in from New York to donate a gorgeous skirt of fine pleated Irish linen designed by famed Irish designer Sybil Connolly to the museum. It was a fantastic evening and Shirley’s gift will certainly enhance the museum’s collection. L to R: Elaine Flanigan, museum curator; Shirley Rosenthal, Geraldine Connon, fashion […]

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22
Jun

Comment from Ruth Morrow, Tactility Factory, Belfast

A lovely evening, listening to a great american scholar, Kathleen Curtis Wilson, who has spent the last 10 years researching and writing the book  ‘Irish People, Irish Linen.’ It is not only the clarity and richness with which she sets out the  technical, statistical, cultural context that continues to surround the concept of ‘Irish Linen’ […]

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20
Jun

University of Ulster Reception

A small group of colleagues who were instrumental in helping with my research for the book, Irish People, Irish Linen, gathered in Belfast at the university on Monday evening, June 18 for a reception in my honor. It was a wonderful opportunity to visit with old friends that have been so supportive of my work […]

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16
Jun

Lisburn Museum Launches the Book in the UK

Friday 15 June my book Irish People, Irish Linen had its first launch in Northern Ireland at the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum. It was a gala event that included a brilliant fashion show by Geraldine Connon and a donation of designs by famed Irish designer Sybil Connolly by Shirley Lord. Ms. Lord came […]

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11
Jun

Book Promotional Tour in Ireland and Northern Ireland June 13-30.

I will try to post something every few days – with photos too so stay tuned. I leave on June 13. The schedule is packed with speaking events and time to visit old friends. The University of Ulster just published a very nice press release about my book, Irish People, Irish LInen on their website […]

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10
Jun

Millia Davenport Publication Award of the Costume Society of America

Irish People, Irish Linen was not the finalist but it was one of seven short-listed for the award and received many commendations from the jury. In comments about the book, the jurors commended the author’s enthusiasm for the topic and her sensitive curatorial and ethnographic eye. They also loved the wonderful production values and lovely images […]

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31
May

Nice to Hear from Old Friends

 Congratulations on the successful publication of the book. It is always a relief to finally see all the hard work translated into print and to relish a sense of completion. Now, on to vol two….! Unfortunately I shall not be in Ireland at the time of the Linen Hall Launch so please accept my apologies, […]

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