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A PRESENTATION ON NORTHERN IRELAND

“What’s going on in the North?” This presentation sponsored by the BENEVOLENT IRISH SOCIETY ovides an overview of life and contemporary issues in the North of Ireland. Themes around identity, social issues and developments, the legacy of “the Troubles” and life in a time of peace. An overview of the current political climate in the…

Irish Tourism Minister Visits Newfoundland and Labrador

(St. John’s, NL, February 20, 2018)  Irish Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin told a gathering of Irish cultural and heritage organizations in St. John’s that he and the Irish delegation visiting Newfoundland will be actively promoting the Valentia Cable Station and Heart’s Content Station as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In December the Canadian government announced…

Conserving Ireland’s Built Heritage

Presentation: “Opportunities and Challenges in Conserving Ireland’s Built Heritage” Thursday, February 1, 7:30 pm 1 Springdale Street St. John’s , NL Please join the Heritage Foundation for a presentation by heritage conservation specialists David Humphreys and Sheena Ryan from the Association of Conservation Professionals, Galway, Ireland as they share their experience in working on the…

Fergus O’Byrne Honoured for Contributions to Local Music Community

(Photo courtesy Larry Penney. Fergus O’Byrne and Senator Fabian Manning)   A founding member of Ryan’s Fancy has been recognized for his continued work in the music community. Fergus O’Byrne was presented with a Senate Sesquicentennial Medal by Senator Fabian Manning following this weekend’s Young Folk at the Hall event. O’Byrne founded the event over…

A Staged Reading of James Joyce’s THE DEAD

A unique opportunity to hear a staged reading of James Joyce’s immortal short story THE DEAD.  Conceived by Geoff Budden, the evening features an ensemble cast who will treat you to an elegantly scripted recreation of the Misses Morkans annual Old Christmas Day party and dance. The cast includes: Paul Rowe, Sean Panting, Eleanor Dawson,…

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