Author archive: Larry Dohey

The most important Irish poet of his generation …

  Through the co-operation of the Scholarship in the Arts fund of Memorial University and Culture Ireland, Thomas McCarthy is giving a lecture at Memorial University on Monday, January 26. His talk is entitled  ” ‘The Parish of Rich Women’ “: The Novels of Elizabeth Bowen and Molly Keane.” Born in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, in…

SPARKS Literary Festival

  Celebrate the power of the written and spoken word at the 2015 SPARKS Literary Festival. Now in its sixth year, SPARKS will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Suncor Energy Hall, School of Music. The SPARKS Literary Festival was established in 2009 to celebrate the…

I.N.A. Christmas Invitation

I.N.A.  Christmas Party Invitation The Executive of the Irish Newfoundland Association (INA) cordially invites members and friends to attend our annual Christmas party. We look forward to sharing an afternoon in good company with song, food and camaraderie!!! Entertainment will include performances by Fergus O’Byrne and Fergus Brown-O’Byrne with a special guest appearance by Matthew…

“An Irish-Nationalist resurgence in St. John’s?

The Self-Determination for Ireland League of Newfoundland, 1919-1922.” Dr. Patrick Mannion, who recently completed a PhD in Irish-Canadian history at the University of Toronto, will give a lecture for the Newfoundland Historical Society on Irish Nationalism in Newfoundland, 1919-1922. In summarizing the presentation Dr. Mannion said:  “That after sustained public engagement with the Irish Home…

INA members invited to an evening with the Ambassador’s

The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Canada’s former Ambassador to Ireland and Honourable Ray Bassett Ireland’s Ambassador to Canada will discuss relations between Ireland and Canada in a forum in St. John’s on Tuesday, December 2. The two Ambassadors’ will discuss in particular current opportunities for economic and cultural trade in Ireland. Loyola Hearn as Canada’s Ambassador…

The Long’s Hill Cemetery – A Silent City

The Long’s Hill Cemetery – A Silent City In 1849 legislation was introduced in the Colony of Newfoundland closing all cemeteries in St. John’s, including the cemetery of the Roman Catholic’s on Long’s Hill that was opened in 1811.   What happened to the Long’s Hill Cemetery? Larry Dohey, Manager of Collections and Projects at the…

Singer/Song writer an advocate for an Irish International Diaspora Centre

Singer/Song writer an advocate for an Irish International Diaspora Centre   The Irish Newfoundland Association (INA) Executive and friends welcomed Irish singer/song-writer Pete St. John, to St. John’s on October 10.   Mr. St. John was hosted by former Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Loyola Hearn.   Pete St. John is a Dubliner, has since the…

I.N.A. Welcomes Irish singer/song-writer Pete St. John.

The Irish Newfoundland Association (INA) Executive and friends are sponsoring a reception at O’Reilly’s Pub, George Street, on Friday, October 10th, 2014 from, 3:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.  to welcome Irish singer/song-writer Pete St. John. Mr. St. John will be hosted by former Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Loyola Hearn. Pete St. John is a Dubliner,…

ONE MAN’S JOURNEY TO BUILD THE BASILICA

August 2014  A CONSTRUCTION OF FAITH Throughout the month of August you can have an opportunity  to journey back to 1843 and experience an unforgettable one-man play and guided tour of the Basilica – Cathedral  of St. John the Baptist presented by the Basilica Heritage Foundation. Join, Irish born. Bishop Michael Anthony Fleming, interpreted by actor…

Irish Newfoundland Annual BBQ – July 19

(St. John’s, NL) The Executive of the Irish Newfoundland Association (INA) cordially invites members and guests to attend the 2nd annual BBQ hosted by the INA to allow members to meet the new Executive of the INA and meet some of the ‘new Irish arrivals” to our city and province. In order to better prepare…

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