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St. Patrick’s Day Week Celebrations, St. John’s

St. Patrick’s Day Week Celebrations                                                   Saturday, March 9th                                                                              2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.     Afternoon of Irish Music Open Mic – Musicians Welcome Tuesday, March 12th                                                                             8:00 P.M. Bingo in Aid of School Lunch Program   Wednesday, March 13th                                                                      7:30 P.M.  Presentation by Mary Moylan Title:  From the Shamrock to the Pine.  “A Journey of Roots Lost…

Traditions on Candlemas Day

  In Newfoundland and Labrador  there is an established traditionthat on FEBRUARY 2  a blessed candle would be lit and the mother of the household would bless the children in the home with the candle. It also marks the day upon which winter is half over! Read More: http://archivalmoments.ca/2019/01/if-candlemas-day-be-sunny-and-bright-2/ You can now follow ‘Archival Moments’…

The last duel in Newfoundland and Labrador

The last duel in Newfoundland and Labrador:  The satisfaction of the two love sick men was to be obtained in Fort Townsend hollow, a small glen located behind what is now the site of The Rooms on Merrymeeting Road, St. John’s.  Read More:  http://archivalmoments.ca/2018/12/the-last-duel-in-newfoundland-and-labrador/  

The Story of the Armagh Rhymers

The Story of the Armagh Rhymers Location: The Rooms Theatre Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Time: 2:30 -3:30 PM   Join us at The Rooms for a screening of  Na Cleamairi: The Story of The Armagh Rhymers, a documentary about their decades-long work in folk theatre and its roots in Irish folklore.   The Armagh…

Irish Revolutionary Plan to Invade Canada

Irish Revolutionary Plan to Invade Canada  A professor of history and Celtic studies at the University of Toronto will deliver the George Story Lecture, TONIGHT. Dr. David A. Wilson will speak on the topic, State Security and Civil Liberty: The Fenians and the Secret Police, at Memorial  University on Thursday, Nov. 8.  (TONIGHT) In October…

An Irish Reception

.You are invited to a reception at the Benevolent Irish Society on Harvey Road, Saturday Sept. 29, 4.30 to 6.30 p.m. to meet the Minister for the Irish Diaspora, Ciaran Cannon along with Geoffrey Keating, Director of the Irish Abroad Unit of the Dept. of Foreign Affairs.   Ciarán Cannon is an Irish Fine Gael…

Irish nationalism in the diaspora

Please   the Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society (NLHS) on Thursday, September 27th, as Dr. Patrick Mannion  presents: “Home Stretch, Home Rule!”: Diaspora, Comparison, and Responses to the Irish Question in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Portland, Maine, 1880-1914. Drawing upon research from his recently-published book, “A Land of Dreams: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the…

New Book Explores Experiences and Understandings of “Being Irish”

“A Land of Dreams: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923″ (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018). “A Land of Dreams” is a comparative study of Irish nationalism and identity in St. John’s, Halifax, and Portland. It compares how experiences and understandings of “being Irish” evolved in these three communities on the…

“Paws for thought: new leads on Irish Genealogy resources.”

Researchers like to take advantage of any archival documents that may be available to them and the genealogy tree that Kieran Cronin the Deputy Librarian at Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland is barking up is the Ireland Dog License Registers. The Ireland Dog License Registry was introduced into Irish law in 1865 and the…

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