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