The Rise of Irish Australia documentary which illustrates the impact of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising in Australia is now available to stream.
A brief friendship with a remarkable man
26 years ago Garret Fitzgerald examined the significance of 1916. In the centenary of this rising it is worth remembering the thoughts of the late Irish statesman. … Read more “The significance of 1916”
Irish history has returned to the curriculum of Australia’s leading university, the University of Melbourne, after an absence of a number of years.
It is the 1850’s in Australia. An English man Edward Hargraves has just discovered a ‘grain of gold’ in a waterhole near Bathurst.
Newstalk, Ireland’s national talk radio station, will feature a new five part series on Irish Australian history in 2015. The ‘Talking History’ show, broadcast on Newstalk on… Read more “Newstalk to broadcast new Irish-Australian history series”
The screens are full of it, the airwaves awash with it, the obligatory picture is snapped. Irish emigrants are coming home for Christmas. We have had stories… Read more “This Christmas, Give thanks to an emigrant”
A Government decision on whether Ireland should proceed to call a referendum to allow its diaspora to vote in Irish presidential elections could be made before Christmas.
A 16mm camera captures Ireland 60 years ago
An interesting map shows the areas in the United States that have the heaviest concentration of Irish-Americans.