``Fighting Irishmen`` A Celebration of The Celtic Warrior ``Fighting Irishmen`` A Celebration of The Celtic Warrior


For more information, or for possible future Fighting Irishmen exhibit hosting opportunities, please contact:

James J. Houlihan, Houlihan-Parnes Realtors: (914) 694-6070 or jjh@houlihanparnes.com

About the Irish Arts Center

Founded in 1972, the Irish Arts Center is a New York-based arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, building community with artists and audiences of all backgrounds, forging and strengthening cross-cultural partnerships, and preserving the evolving stories and traditions of Irish culture for generations to come.

Our multi-disciplinary programming is centered around three core areas: performance- including live music, dance, theatre, film, literature, and the humanities; exhibition- including visual arts presentations and cultural exhibitions that tell the evolving Irish story; and education- with dozens of classes per week in Irish language, history, music, and dance.

Located in New York City, a global capital of arts and culture, Irish Arts Center serves as a dynamic platform for top emerging and established artists and cultural creators to reach a New York, national, and global audience, and as a gateway for other institutions to access first-rate Irish and Irish American culture.

The mummified arm of boxing legend Dan Donnelly, graciously on loan by The Byrne Family

Sullivan vs. Kilrain July 8, 1889: Last Bare-knuckle Fight

Fighting Irishmen mural commissioned by James J. Houlihan, painted by Patrick J. Killian

Patrick J. Killian was born in 1974 in South Wales, Britain. He graduated from Carmarthenshire College of Technology and Art in 1995 with a distinction in illustration. His initial work was published as a range of greeting cards by Gluvian Galleries and Royle Publication. Patrick was an amateur boxer and won a Welsh light middleweight title. With his passion for boxing it was natural for Patrick to produce paintings of the sport he loves.


For more information on the above mural commissioned especially for the Fighting Irishmen exhibit, CLICK HERE.

This drawing is part of a large poster done by Kathy Rooney, whose Uncle was Art Rooney.


Pittsburgh graphic designer and illustrator Don Henderson did this illustration of Heavyweight contender Billy Conn “The Pittsburgh Kid.” To see other works by Don Henderson, please visit: http://yankeedog.deviantart.com