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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…

Celtic Language Teachers to meet in St. John’s

The 2018 Conference of the North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT) will be held at Memorial University from 23-26 May 2018. The topic of this conference will be “The Celtic Languages Between Two Worlds”  with keynote speaker the award-winning broadcaster and writer, Aodhán Ó hEadhra (Aidan O’Hara). Conference organizers have arranged for a…

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