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Irish Teachers

The TUC announces:

London Memorial to the Irish Famine (An Gorta Mor) Sunday 13 May 2018

1-2pm (outside TUC Congress House)

Sunday 13 May 2017 marked 170 years since the systematic number of deaths became more advanced during “An Gorta Mor” (Great Hunger) in Ireland.

There will be a commemoration outside TUC Congress at 1 pm with guest speakers. This area in the Parish of St. Giles was the first recorded “Little Ireland” in London from the end of the eighteenth century and throughout the nineteenth century. It was populated with Irish workers living in poverty and squalor. Many Irish people fled the Famine to this part of London and soon died of starvation as well as typhus. The failure of the potato crop began in 1845 and impacted heavily on the Irish population, as other crops had to be purchased for survival at a very high price or forfeited to their landlords. Hence, the starvation took effect in 1846. During the following year, it was the beginning of more than a million deaths as Britain refused to supply grain to the starving Irish population. By 1848 was the year of revolutions throughout Europe, 170 years ago, the deaths of Irish people were in a very advanced stage and there was an even an attempt at rebellion in Ireland. It is important that we commemorate “An Gorta Mor” (The Great Hunger) in London.

London Irish Centre

All information below is courtesy of the London Irish Centre
Community, culture and plenty of craic.

London Irish Centre Event. Musicians playing.
London Irish Centre Event

 

Main Events

Absolute Beginners – 8 Week Irish Language Course – May 8th

Beyond Beginners – 8 Week Irish Language Course – May 9th

London Irish Film Club – Nuala: A Life and Death May 10th

‘A spin around the west’ – the latest work by Irish Artist, Pete Dunne

Gaelic Voices Festival – May 19th

London Irish Book Club – The Heart’s Invisible Furies – May 21st

London Irish Film Club – Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey May 24th

London Irish Film Club – What We Leave In Our Wake Jun 7th

London Irish Film Club – Further Beyond Jun 21st

Comhrá Sa Chathair – 27th June

London Irish Film Club – Rocky Road to Dublin Jul 5th

Sharon Shannon & Band in Concert – Oct 5th

Sharon Shannon & Band in Concert – Oct 6th

Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford Johnson – Oct 11th

Ballroom Battles – Oct 27

Derek Ryan Live in Concert – Nov 17th

Community

Vinyasa Yoga classes with Aisling – May 8th

Vinyasa Yoga classes with Aisling – May 15th

Gaelic Voices Festival – May 19th

Vinyasa Yoga classes with Aisling – May 22nd

Vinyasa Yoga classes with Aisling – May 29th

Vinyasa Yoga classes with Aisling – Jun 5th

Vinyasa Yoga classes with Aisling – Jun 12th

Vinyasa Yoga classes with Aisling – Jun 19th

Vinyasa Yoga classes with Aisling – Jun 26th

Comhrá Sa Chathair – 27th June

London Irish Centre
The London Irish Centre is located about 10 minutes walk from Camden Town tube station (Northern Line)
To get here, leave the tube station via the Kentish Town Rd exit. Cross the road and turn left up Camden Road. Pass Sainsbury’s, Camden Road station, and Pets at Home, before turning right at Murray Street. Walk straight down Murray Street  for about two minutes and you’ll find us on the left-hand corner.
Overground:
Exit Camden Road station and turn left. Pass Pets at Home before turning right at Murray Street. Walk straight down Murray Street  for about two minutes and you’ll find us on the left-hand corner.
Bus
Bus routes 29, 253 and 274 all stop within a two minute walk from us. For all routes the closest stop is ‘Murray Street’.

Welcome. Tá fáilte romhat.
The London Irish Centre (LIC) is the heart of the Irish community in London.
The LIC is both a Registered Charity and an Irish community centre in Camden Square, London NW1.
For sixty years, The LIC has been both supporting Irish people in London and promoting Irish arts and culture.
Our welfare service is the largest for Irish people outside of Ireland. Each year we work with thousands of people to improve their housing, income, access to health, and social inclusion opportunities. This service works to meet the diverse needs of the large Irish community in London.

Examples of recent events include:
Tea Dance & Social afternoons
Set Dancing 12 Week Course
Set Dancing Sessions
New Irish Theatre Productions
Music Evening Events
London Irish Book Club Event
All Star Rugby Fund Raising Dinner (to support the vulnerable Irish in London)

(Many thanks to the London Irish Centre for the text and images.)