‘A celebration of Irish culture for the whole family, presented in association with the Irish community in Victoria.’
On Sunday 18 November the Irish community in Victoria will be hosting an Irish Festival at the Immigration Museum – 400 Flinders St, Melbourne, from 11am – 4pm, celebrating all things Irish ‘down under’!
There will be Irish music and dancing performances from the Lake School of Celtic Music, Song and Dance – which holds its week long summer school in January (see link below) as well as a traditional céilí under the direction of music and dance group, Comhaltas. There will be an opportunity to test – or just acquire – Irish language skills.
A feature of the festival will be David Monahan’s photographic exhibition Leaving Dublin: A Photographic Exhibition which tells the stories in pictures of Irish migrants who have left Ireland over the past three years for a new life in Australia and elsewhere. The exhibition has already had a most successful run in Dublin in the ‘PhotoIreland Festival’ last July.
The day promises good craic, hearty food and a feast of Irish culture and heritage. Bring the family!
H.E. Noel White, the Irish Ambassador to Australia will open the festival. The current Rose of Tralee, Clair Lynch will also be in attendance.