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Ep 302 Walk for Women in Manchester and Bridie & James Rodden retire from The Fiddlers Green in Levenshulme

In Part 1… We’re in Manchester for International Woman’s Day. We join the parade with the Irish community and meet the women behind Fréa.

A year since its official formation, Fréa brings together three independent Irish charities from the North of England, working in partnership to further extend the ethos of care, culture and community.

Among others, we talk to Sarah Mangan, Consul General of Ireland to the North of England, who officially launched Fréa last year.

With interviews from Breege McDaid, Director of Irish Community Care in Merseyside, Carla Stockton-Jones , UK Managing Director of Stagecoach Group and Eimear Maguire, Director of Maguire Family Law.

With a great turn out from the local Irish community, it’s music, marching and empowerment!

In part 2… The Fiddlers Green pub in Levenshulme has been run by Bridie and James Rodden since October 1990. After years of faithful service to the community, they’re pulling their last pints and taking a well-deserved retirement. Bridie and James have many good stories to tell about life as publicans, and we reflect on those that have come in through the doors over that last 32 years. Running a pub is all about the friendships that you make and the popular couple will be missed by so many.



For more information…

Find more details about Fréa  at www.frea.org.uk

The Fiddlers Green can be found on Facebook… search Fiddlers Green Levenshulme

The Kilkennys can be found at… www.thekilkennys.com

REMEMBER!! If you also watch on Sky, we’re now on channel 186… same time, just new channel.

Watch the Irish in the UK every Thursday night at 7.30pm on SKY 186 or Freesat 162. Repeated on Tuesday at 1 pm


To advertise in the UK section of the show please call Martin Logan 07808 573 142 alternatively email martinloganmanchester@gmail.com