Loretta Brennan Glucksman Honored

Loretta Brennan Glucksman and Mary Harney

By Irish America Staff
December / January 2020


Family, friends, leading figures in the Irish world, and a contingent from the University of Limerick (UL) converged on Glucksman Ireland House at NYU on Sunday, November 17 to witness UL’s conferring of an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters on Loretta Brennan Glucksman.
The descendant of four Irish immigrant grandparents, Loretta has made – and continues to make – an outstanding contribution to Irish life, particularily in arts and education.

Loretta and her daughter Kate

Her many contributions to UL include the development of the university’s Concert Hall, the Frank McCourt Chair in Creative Writing at UL, and the endowed Glucksman Chair in Contemporary Writing in English, and the Glucksman Distinguished Visitors Program.

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