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Ep 357 – Birmingham St Partick’s Day Celebrations

We spend the day in Birmingham at their Parade and then join them for an evening music festival. Lots of brightly coloured floats, flamboyant people and VIPs galore! Among others, we chat with Maurice Malone, CEO of the Birmingham Irish Association along with Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands. We also talk with Ciaran […]

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Ep 356 – Irish Heritage Celebration in Manchester & Michael Davitt Project at The Whitaker Museum

In Part 1… We’re at Manchester Hall with a host of Mayors and Councillors for an event organised by Sarah Mangan, Consul General of Ireland to the North of England. Taking place just before St Patrick’s day, this evening of entertainment is an opportunity for Ireland to say “thank you” to all those that made […]

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Ep 355 – Manchester St Patrick’s Day Parade

It’s cold and windy! It must be the St Patrick’s Day parade in Manchester. Despite the decidedly Mancunian weather, the community turned out to celebrate Ireland’s Patron Saint, braving strong winds and evil temperatures. Starting with Mass at the Irish World Heritage Centre, we were joined by a host of VIPs including Sarah Mangan, Consul […]

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Ep 354 – Celebrating with Parnells GAA at their Annual Dinner Dance

This week, we’re in London at the Clayton Hotel celebrating with Parnells GAA at their annual dinner dance. Formed in 1951, Parnells are a Gaelic football club based in North West London. The club is flourishing and thriving, with a membership of over 500. There is a lively social side with annual dinner dances, along […]

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Ep 353 – Pat Fallon Celebrates His 90th Birthday and Sam Maguire Pays a Visit to Warrington

In Part 1… Pat Fallon from Rochdale is 90 but it’s hard to believe! Watch the man go! Dancing like a 20 year old, singing, telling tall tales; he’s certainly got it all going at 90! We chat with Pat and his daughters about his busy life and being a weightlifting champion back in the […]

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Ep 352 – Celebrating 25 Years of Nottingham St Patrick’s Day Festivals at the Irish Embassy

This week we’re at the Irish Embassy in London at an event hosted by the Deputy Irish Ambassador, Orla McBreen. The day was organised to celebrate the Nottingham St Patrick’s Day Festival and pay tribute to all those that have contributed to its success over the years. We speak to Gerry Molumby about organising such […]

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Ep 351 – Awards at Kane Irish Dance and Cath Noone’s 50 years of Volunteering

In Part 1… We’re in Huddersfield with Rebecca Kane, of Kane Irish Dance, to see her receive an Excellence in Teaching Award. Presented by the Lord Mayor of Kirklees, Cahal Burke, this award is a global recognition of excellence and clearly shows Rebecca to be at the top of her game. With live music from […]

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Ep 350 – The Kilkennys at the Irish World Heritage Centre & Don Kennedy from Leeds Irish Centre Shop

In Part 1… We’re in Manchester at the Irish World Heritage Centre for an evening of great music from the Kilkennys. A mix of traditional and new music will get your feet tapping. We talk to Davey Cashin from the band and also meet up with Sam Mcintyre, the organiser of the event. In Part […]

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Ep 349 – The Brian Boru Club and Updates on the Leeds Irish Centre

In Part 1… Founded in 1889 at Ashton in Makerfield, The Brian Boru club was established by a group of Irish emigrants who left for England over 130 years ago. We spend an evening at this culturally significant club, taking in the great history and traditional music and dance. We’re joined by the Chairman, Tom […]

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Ep 348 – Leitrim Association Appeal For Archive Pictures and Peter Fawcett’s New Gardening Book

In Part 1… The Leitrim Association in Luton will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year and to commemorate this milestone, they’re putting together a book of memories of the last half century. They need your help! Photos, stories or anything that relates to the Leitrim Association in Luton would be greatly appreciated and would form […]

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