Irish in Britain Representation Group (IBRG)

We received the following communication from IBRG a chara/dear friend I am writing to let you know about my work on cataloguing the Irish in Britain Representation Group archive, which was lodged at the Working Class Movement  Library in Salford  some years ago. IBRG was a campaigning organisation from 1982 to 2000, established because of … Continue reading

The Irish Exile, Part II

The Irish Exile, Part II

By Dymphna Lonergan Part I of this feature was published in Tinteán in April 2018 The Irish Exile and Freedom’s Advocate was a brief but potent manifestation in print in early colonial Australia of the fight for Irish freedom. The first edition carried its manifesto: The Irish Exile and Freedom’s Advocate will contain original and select Poetry,– … Continue reading

Remembering the Troubles

Remembering the Troubles

These oral histories detail the ordinary activist – those from working-class backgrounds who, in contrast to the revolutionary élite, rarely recorded their thoughts in letters, diaries or memoirs. Continue reading

St Patrick Visitor Centre a Symbol of Reconciliation

St Patrick Visitor Centre a Symbol of Reconciliation

St Patrick Visitor Centre a site of knowledge and community engagement  One of the more interesting things about St Patrick is his capacity to be many things to many people. Perhaps it’s not surprising then that a centre dedicated to him – the St Patrick Visitor Centre in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland – has been able … Continue reading