We are aware that there are many people within our community who go beyond the call of duty, giving freely of their time and energy, to ensure that Irish culture continues to flourish.
Beside such extreme acts of violence, ordinary life was of course lived ordinarily, decently, by scores of citizens. The vast majority of people wanted no truck with the killing.
The Clan Chieftain is visiting Australia for the event.
All these events are indicative of the huge breadth of work that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is engaged in to support Irish communities worldwide.
In the nineteenth century, job advertisements that specified that Irish should not apply were frequent enough in United States and England for songs, plays and jokes to be made about them.
‘A Taste of Ireland – The Christmas Spectacular’, is Ireland’s most vivid portrayal from the Celtic heart.
To find a convict ancestor is no longer a matter of shame but can be cause for reflection and indeed celebration.
The book’s success, however, depends significantly on the accuracy of her portrayal of the grim reality of what the individuals experience in their varying engagements in the war
It is a highly dramatic memorial which takes the form of a secular ‘stations of the cross’, with little way-points for remembering as persons those murdered.
This is an extract from a paper given by Andrew Scott to the 23rd Irish Australasian conference in Adelaide in December 2016. The use of folk songs to help teach Irish history has not been sufficiently developed in Australia. The evocative power of historical Irish ballads can spark people’s interest in that history and can …