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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…

“Emigration is continuing to go on still to a fearful extent.”

On May 14, 1863 John Murphy, from the Copper Works, Brass and Bell Foundry in Dublin, Ireland  wrote to Bishop John Thomas Mullock, the R.C. Bishop of Newfoundland to acknowledge receipt of payment for bells crafted for the Roman Catholic Cathedral in St. John’s (now Basilica). John Murphy was a Coppersmith who established his business…

Why celebrate mass in the hills?

On April 13, 1829 a significant milestone in Irish history was reached when King George IV reluctantly gave royal assent to the Roman Catholic Relief Act. This Act effectively removed a series of laws known as Penal Laws or Popery Laws that severely limited the ability of a Catholic to do anything. Some of the…

An Irish organist goes home

  On March 24, 1878, Thomas Mullock, brother of Bishop John Thomas Mullock of St. John’s, Newfoundland died at Clonmel, Ireland. Thomas’s claim to fame was that he was the first organist at the Roman Catholic Cathedral (now Basilica) of St. John the Baptist in St. John’s. Thomas an accomplished organist in Limerick, Ireland came…

What happened to Sheelagh’s Day?

In Newfoundland and Labrador there has been a long established tradition to refer to the day following St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) as  Sheelagh’s Day.  As early as 1819, the Anglican Missionary and historian Lewis Anspach who wrote the first general history of Newfoundland that was published stated: “It is hardly in the power of…

The Irish celebrate, in word and song.

“Newfoundland Writing,  A diversity of genre” On Sunday March 16 at the Holiday Inn  at 2:00 p.m. the Irish Newfoundland Association is very happy to present another FREE event  “Newfoundland Writing,  A diversity of genre”  with  readings from novelist Claire Wilkshire, writer /journalist Marjorie Doyle and poets Mary Dalton and James Langer.   The Finale…

Irish Week and Irish Farms in Newfoundland

Irish Farms in Newfoundland The Irish Newfoundland Association (INA) invites you to look at Irish Farming culture in Newfoundland as part of their ‘Irish Week’ presentations. In the first colony-wide census of Newfoundland in 1836, there were over 350 farms on the fringe of St. John’s; the majority established by settlers from the Irish counties….

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