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Ep 277 – London Irish Vintage Club Charity Day

This week we’re with the London Irish Vintage Club at their 2022 Vintage Charity Day! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the London Irish Vintage Club has set up a fantastic day of music, fun activities and lots of vintage vehicles and machinery Founded by Brendan “Tiny” Vaughan from Donegal, we get to see some fantastic old […]

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Ep 276 – Pairc Festival

This week, it’s a music extravaganza! Ciaran Healy along with the Birmingham Irish Centre have organised one of the biggest Irish music events in many a year. Taking place in the grounds of the Birmingham Irish Centre, we have a huge range of acts! Sharon Shannon, the Kilkennys and the legend that is Finbar Furey […]

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Ep 275 – Ireland the Show and Charity Cycle Ride to Support Epilepsy Charities

In Part 1… We spend an evening watching “Ireland, the Show”, featuring the talents of Gary Gamble. This celebration of all things Irish has toured the UK and we catch up with them at the Plaza Theatre in Stockport. Fantastic dancing and traditional songs from Elaine Boyle and Ritchie Remo, this is a show you […]

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Ep 274 – Southport Flower Show!

This week, Martin and the team get their step-count up walking the 38 acre site of the Southport Flower Show. Southport is the flower show for those that are experts growers and those that just fancy having a go. As you’d expect, lots of flowers, floral displays and entertainment coming at you in many different […]

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Ep 273 – Mother and Baby and County Home Information, Irish Community Care & Aideen Barry- Visual Artist

In Part 1… We’re at the Irish World Heritage Centre to meet Dr Maev McDaid. She’s the Mother and Baby and County Home Programme Coordinator for areas around the North West of England. Her role is to advise the Irish Community about the scheme, set up to compensate those who found themselves staying in Mother […]

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Ep 272 – The Birth Information & Tracing Act and Carole Scanlon’s Dance School

In Part 1… Martin interviews Roderic O’Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and talks about the new legislation signed into Irish law this year. The Birth Information and Tracing Act 2022 provides right of access to birth certificates, birth and early life information for all persons who were adopted, boarded out, the […]

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Ep 271 – London Irish ARFC Festival Day, Colm Farrell’s Bike Ride & Wayne Devlin’s Award

In Part 1… We’re in Sunbury, West London with the London Irish Amateur Rugby Football Club. It’s their “Beer, Music & Family Day”, and annual event for everyone associated with the club to come along and enjoy the craic. Plenty of entertainment, good fun and great music. We speak to the organisers and chat about […]

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From 25 August, we’re changing channels on Sky to 186… same time just different channel. Up to then, watch the Irish in the UK every Thursday night at 7.30pm on SKY 191 or Freesat 162. Repeated on Tuesday at 1 pm

From 25 August, we’re changing channels on Sky to 186… same time just different channel. Up to then, watch the Irish in the UK every Thursday night at 7.30pm on SKY 191 or Freesat 162. Repeated on Tuesday at 1 pm

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Ep 270 – The Bowling Green Pub and Unveiling a Plaque in Memory of Athlete and Coach, John McDonnell.

In Part 1… Mark Canny has been the landlord of the Bowling Green in Chorlton, Manchester for the last 20 years. He’s created a “local” that represents what it means to be Irish and has put the pub at the centre of the community. Turning the pub into what it represents now has been no […]

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Ep 269 – Bloomsday Celebrations in Northampton and Peter Walsh’s Reunion Night

In Part 1… Gerry Molumby takes on the role of James Joyce at the annual Bloomsday celebration at the grave of Joyce’s daughter, Lucia. As Gerry says, James Joyce, and in particular his novel Ulysses is one of Ireland’s biggest exports along with Guinness, and St Patrick’s day. When Ulysses was published in full in […]

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