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Lewis L. Glucksman and

Loretta Brennan Glucksman

Lewis L. Glucksman and his wife Loretta Brennan Glucksman have made many significant contributions to Ireland and played a key role in philanthropic efforts to spread peace throughout the island of Ireland.


In 1993, they established Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, and Mrs Brennan Glucksman is Co-Chair on Ireland House’s advisory board. She is Chairman Emeritus of the American Ireland Fund, a position from which she stepped down at the end of 2013 after 18 years.

She is a former Board Member of the Irish American Cultural Institute; Cooperation Ireland; and the Ireland-US Council for Commerce and Industry.  She currently chairs the Board of the University of Limerick Foundation.


Lewis L Glucksman

Loretta Brennan Glucksman

The Glucksman Chair in

Contemporary Writing in English

The Glucksman Chair in Contemporary Writing in English was established through the generosity of Loretta Brennan Glucksman and her late husband Lewis L Glucksman, reflecting their deep interest in contemporary Ireland and particularly in modern Irish literature. 


The establishment of the Glucksman Chair has enabled the University of Limerick to develop its profile in the area of Contemporary Writing and has further strengthened its commitment to the arts.


I am the second permanent occupant of the Glucksman Chair, having been appointed to the position in 201o.

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