Ireland’s national independent talk radio station, Newstalk, will focus on Irish-Australian history in its autumn schedule.
Ireland’s generation emigration illustrated.
We all know The Boys of Bárr na Sráide, City of Chicago and the Christmas thumper Fairytale of New York but what about those gems of Irish emigration songs that are sometimes forgotten.
Newstalk quizzed the Diaspora Minister recently on engagement with Irish emigrants.
A harp played lightly as canapés were served gracefully. The welcome mat was out on the other side of the world for Mary McAleese.
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Just over 200 years ago, nearly 200 Irish men and women experienced a voyage of sadism in their transportation to Britain’s new penal colony of Australia.
For over ninety years the Irish language has been force fed to its citizens yet we never acquired a taste.
“Drunk Paddy’s $500k flood of tears” screamed the headline, and the jokes were quick to follow.