The third conference presented by the St. John Fisher College Irish Studies program was held Oct. 17, 2014, featuring more than a dozen presenters over the day.
The theme was the connection of the Irish and the Erie Canal on the development of upstate New York during the 19th century.
Philosopher William James's connection to the Erie Canal and Ireland, and a look at the Canal exhibit created by the Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany. READ MORE
The Irish in Upstate NY
A history professor and an author offered details about Irish settlement in Buffalo and Rochester around when the Canal was built. READ MORE
Preserving the Canal
A major project now under way will turn a remaining canal lock just off the Thruway near Port Byron into a historical park. READ MORE
Re-enactor Canal Sal
View from Ireland
Two visitors from Waterford, Ireland offer their impressions of St. John Fisher College and the importance of studying abroad. READ MORE