History Ireland Hedge School:‘Coming and going’ — Ireland and migration today
History Ireland Hedge School: ‘Coming and going’ — Ireland and migration today
Tuesday 21 February at 7pm
Join us for this wide ranging discussion on emigration inspired by the Beyond Leaving exhibition.
In the c. 120 years after the Great Hunger, half of the people born in Ireland ended up somewhere else. In previous centuries there had been waves of inward migration — Vikings, Normans, English, Scots, Huguenots, etc. But Ireland is not unique — the history of humanity has been a history of migration, of coming and going. The Celtic Tiger years witnessed a net inflow of people to Ireland for the first time in centuries, whilst its collapse has seen a revival of emigration, the subject of David Monahan’s current photographic exhibition.
Joining History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham who will chair the discussion are Professor Mary Corcoran (Department of Sociology, Maynooth University, David Monahan (Photographer and Exhibition Curator of the Beyond Leaving exhibition), Susan McKeown (Grammy Award-winning singer & migrants’ rights activist), Joanna Siewierska (PolsksaEire festival).
All welcome. Booking not required.
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