Author archive: Larry Dohey

“Drowning the shamrock”

    Photo Credit: “Drowning the Shamrock” Illustrated London News, March 19, 1853 The St. John’s newspaper, The Newfoundlander reporting on the celebrations of the members of Benevolent Irish Society (BIS) in St. John’s on March 17, 1829  wrote: “The company continued to retire, successively, until six o’clock on Sheelagh’s morning, (March 18) at which hour,…

A PRESENTATION ON NORTHERN IRELAND

“What’s going on in the North?” This presentation sponsored by the BENEVOLENT IRISH SOCIETY ovides an overview of life and contemporary issues in the North of Ireland. Themes around identity, social issues and developments, the legacy of “the Troubles” and life in a time of peace. An overview of the current political climate in the…

Irish Tourism Minister Visits Newfoundland and Labrador

(St. John’s, NL, February 20, 2018)  Irish Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin told a gathering of Irish cultural and heritage organizations in St. John’s that he and the Irish delegation visiting Newfoundland will be actively promoting the Valentia Cable Station and Heart’s Content Station as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In December the Canadian government announced…

Conserving Ireland’s Built Heritage

Presentation: “Opportunities and Challenges in Conserving Ireland’s Built Heritage” Thursday, February 1, 7:30 pm 1 Springdale Street St. John’s , NL Please join the Heritage Foundation for a presentation by heritage conservation specialists David Humphreys and Sheena Ryan from the Association of Conservation Professionals, Galway, Ireland as they share their experience in working on the…

Fergus O’Byrne Honoured for Contributions to Local Music Community

(Photo courtesy Larry Penney. Fergus O’Byrne and Senator Fabian Manning)   A founding member of Ryan’s Fancy has been recognized for his continued work in the music community. Fergus O’Byrne was presented with a Senate Sesquicentennial Medal by Senator Fabian Manning following this weekend’s Young Folk at the Hall event. O’Byrne founded the event over…

A Staged Reading of James Joyce’s THE DEAD

A unique opportunity to hear a staged reading of James Joyce’s immortal short story THE DEAD.  Conceived by Geoff Budden, the evening features an ensemble cast who will treat you to an elegantly scripted recreation of the Misses Morkans annual Old Christmas Day party and dance. The cast includes: Paul Rowe, Sean Panting, Eleanor Dawson,…

Irish Studies in Talamh an Éisc

3rd Interdisciplinary Research Symposium: Irish Studies in Talamh an Éisc Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL    Friday, November 24, 2017 Room: SN 4087, Sally Davis Seminar Room   Session #1 – ‘Making’ National Identities 9:15-10:10 am   ““All that delirium of the brave”: W. B. Yeats’ “Easter 1916” and the cause, context and…

Introduction of New Online Passport Renewal Service for Adult Applicants

Irish Citizens who are over 18, have held an Irish Passport and have not changed their name from their previous passport can now apply to renew their Passport online via the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This new service will be convenient, secure, and will offer faster and more predictable turnaround…

IRISH WEEK EVENTS CALENDAR 2017

IRISH WEEK EVENTS CALENDAR  2017

Wednesday, March 15th                      8:00 p.m.   An introduction to Genealogy & Family History by David Pike – NFLD Historical Society Sponsor: http://bisnl.ca/main/content/events-and-activities-calendar  For more information: (709) 754-0570   Friday, March 17th 2:00 p.m.   BIS Harvey Road: Music by Smart Sound Soup & Rolls Sponsor: http://bisnl.ca/main/content/events-and-activities-calendar   For more information: (709) 754-0570   Friday, March 17th 8:00 pm…

The 2017 SPARKS Literary Festival ( NEW DATE FEBRUARY 5th)

SPARKS 2017 The 2017 SPARKS Literary Festival, now in its eight year, will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, FEBRUARY 5th , 2017 at the Suncor Energy Hall, School of Music, with a reception following. Free parking is available in Lot 15B next to the School of Music Building. (Map) Unique…

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