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Céad Míle Fáilte roimh Aidan agus Joyce O’Hara A Gathering of Friends (Old and New)

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society are delighted to welcome Aidan and Joyce O’Hara from Ireland back into the province. Aidan came from Ireland to study folklore and cultural geography at MUN. He did major fieldwork in the Irish communities of Freshwater Valley, St. John’s and on the Cape Shore. Aidan subsequently formed the…

Newfoundland and Labrador Irish Connections Music Event

NLIC MEET, GREET & MUSIC EVENT The Newfoundland & Labrador Irish Connections Board is holding a Meet, Greet & Music fundraiser event on Wednesday April 25th 2018 at the Benevolent Irish Society (BIS) Hall 30 Harvey Rd St John’s, admission is $10.00 per person and doors open at 7:00pm Newfoundland and Labrador Irish Connections is…

Irish history from the Great Famine to the era of the Troubles

Dr. Patrick Mannion, who has been teaching as a Sessional Instructor in the History Department at Memorial University since 2014, will be offering a six-week intersession semester, May 7th-June 20th. This course will provide students with a comprehensive, analytical survey of modern Irish history from the Great Famine of the 1840s to the era of…

Easter, 1916 by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

Despite his previous hostility to armed nationalism, WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS honoured those who died in or after Dublin’s Easter Rising as Christ-like martyrs possessing “a terrible beauty”   Easter, 1916 BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I…

“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,…

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