Nottingham Irish Studies Group is at home and abroad in 2013, with events in Birmingham, Leicester, Carlow and Carwley, as well as in Nottingham. We appear online too. Click on ‘Diary 2013′ button above for more details.
As a result of our 15 Feb event ‘Be With You Shortly’, Deirdre was invited to contribute an online piece on Irish short stories to Litro magazine. Follow the link to read it.
Our March Irish Festival events went well. Click on the button for ‘Diary 2013′ above to read more. Pat Murphy (NISG founder) and Deirdre presented shamrock to the Mayor of Nottingham to mark the start of the Irish Festival.
We’re pleased to be featured in the March 2013 issue of Irish in Britain magazine, produced by the Federation of Irish Societies. Click on the link to access the magazine; we’re in the ‘Irish Individuals’ piece on p. 17.
History Festival of Ireland
The 2nd History Festival of Ireland will be held 15 - 16 June in Duckett’s Grove, Co Carlow. As Sunday 16 June is Bloomsday, Brian and Deirdre will read history-inflected extracts from James Joyce’s writings. Fiddle-player Micheál Bolton from Carlow will accompany us with traditional Irish airs.
Click on the link ‘Irishnottingham‘ to read Patrick Murphy’s article:
‘Irish Settlement in Nottingham in the early Nineteenth Century’
Published in Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire, vol xcviii, 1994
(PDF requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Tá ainm Gaeilge nua againn: Grúpa Nottingham don Léann Éireannach.
NISG now has its own page on Facebook:
facebook.com/Nottingham Irish Studies Group.
Click on the link and ‘Like’.
We set up and administer Facebook group East Midlands Irish Forum, which has members around Britain and Ireland. Join us there to find or post Irish-related news.
History Festival of Ireland
We’re excited at the prospect of doing rehearsed readings for this event at Duckett’s Grove, Co Carlow, 15-16 June 2013. As 16 June is Bloomsday, we’ll present some of James Joyce’s work that focuses on history. We’re hoping to have a Carlow musician to play a few tunes.
REBELS AND DISSIDENTS Click on this LINK to read (or download - right click and ’save as’ a word document) about the series of Nottingham talks in Autumn 2009. This series was repeated for Mansfield Irish Association in 2010: Rebels and Dissidents Word Doc
Irish/Gaeilge @ Mansfield:
We meet once a month 7.30 - 9pm at [Wetherspoon’s] Court House NG18 1HX , in Market Square. We’re a small, friendly group using Buntús Cainte and pictorial material to learn Irish in an informal way. All welcome, though beginners might find the Nottingham group (above) more accessible. We have just finished reading Fleá Bhricriu, based on an ancient Irish folktale featuring Cú Chulainn and the Red Branch Knights. Suggested donation: £2 (dhá phunt). Next class will be after Christmas, date posted here when confirmed> For more information email email@example.com.
If you would like some Irish language worksheets, get in touch: we’ve got simple stories and exercises in Irish (no charge).