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 …
Given that so much of mainstream Australian history continues to ignore the Irish or even, on occasion, to disparage them, a new general history of the Irish in Australia is overdue.
Proposals are invited for Research Papers and/or Sessions and/or Posters
Thousands of Irish left the country in ships carrying with them all they owned, including the Irish language
It’s a memory I’ll hold forever, it’s made me take an interest in our history.