Thursday, October 31, 2013

Irish Event in Hornsby

Members with Irish ancestry or a fascination with Ireland may be interested interested in this event in Hornsby. (Snipped from Library website) -

Ireland - What's the Craic?

Presented by Keith Whelan

Photograph of four leaf clovers
Irishman Keith Whelan will guide you through Ireland’s story and the influence of Irish culture that can be felt far and wide and is historically evident in Australia.
This 3 hour session will look at:
  • When and how Ireland became Celtic
  • Why Ireland and Britain’s relationship is so complex
  • How Irish culture has evolved
  • The global impact of Irish migration
  • Northern Ireland’s rocky road to peace
  • The history of the Irish in Australia
  • Profile prominent figures like Brian Boru, Wolfe Tone, Daniel O’Connell, Eamon De Valera, Michael Collins and WB Yeats.
Keith will also look at the funnier side of Irish Culture – the craic (fun), from shamrocks to shillelagh. So join Keith and visit a land of saints and scholars and find out how the Irish influenced Australia and how the two countries are inherently linked.
When: Thursday 14 November, 5.45pm to 8.45pm (registration at 5.30pm)
Where: Hornsby Central Library,
            28-44 George Street, Hornsby
Cost: $7.00 per person
Bookings: Bookings essential. Please call 9847 6614 or email

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