Judge Joe Fahey to speak about “James K. McGuire: Boy Mayor and Irish Nationalist” at the Firebarn

Judge Joe Fahey

Author and Onondaga County Court Judge Joe Fahey will be speaking at the Strathmore Speaker Series​ at the Onondaga Park Firebarn this Sunday, September 20th, at 2 pm. Come hear him talk about his latest work, a biography of one of Syracuse’s most interesting mayors and an early Irish nationalist, James K. McGuire.

Judge Fahey has taught at the Syracuse University College of Law and has written numerous articles on the Irish peace process. His latest work is a non-fiction book about his maternal great uncle, who was the mayor of Syracuse from 1896 to 1901.The book was the winner of the 2014 CNY Book Award for non-fiction.

Fahey is currently working on a biography of Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and belongs to many Irish historical and cultural organizations. He considers himself first and foremost an Irishman.

The event is free and open to all!


Announcing the Strathmore Speakers Series’ Fall 2015 Lineup

SSS Fall 2015

The Strathmore Speaker Series is proud to announce its Fall 2015 lineup. The season will kickoff on Sunday, September 20th at 2 pm with a presentation by author and Onondaga County Court Judge Joe Fahey on his latest book James K. McGuire, Boy Mayor and Irish Nationalist. Our second event of the season will feature a presentation by Syracuse.com/Post-Standard columnist Sean Kirst on Sunday, October 18th at 2 pm. Social policy expert and candidate for Onondaga County Legislature’s 15th district Tim Rudd will conclude our season with a presentation on exciting new developments in social policy and their applicability to communities like Syracuse on Thursday, November 19th at 7 pm.

All events are held in the Onondaga Park Firebarn and are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!