Irish World Heritage Centre News

We Are Recruiting

We Are Recruiting

EDUCATION & CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Salary: £22,000 Working Pattern: Full Time – 37.5 hours per week (flexible / shift) Contract Type: 1 year fixed term contract (renewable subject to grant funding) Closing date: Friday 20th February 2015 The Irish World Heritage Centre was born from a shared vision to create a centre of excellence outside of Ireland which provides unique v[...]
The Tain

The Tain

What a truly great start to the New Year we had here at the Irish World Heritage Centre on Saturday 3rd January with the opening of our exciting new exhibition The Tain. The series of 12 paintings by talented Manchester-Irish artist Michael Billington tell the story of the ancient Irish epic The Tain Bo Cuailnge. This is the tale of the invasion of Ulster by Medb and Ailill of Connacht who wish to[...]
RTE Delegation Visit.

RTE Delegation Visit.

My name is Myra Butler. I am a long term volunteer at the Irish World Heritage Centre for both Irish Community Care and the Irish Diaspora Foundation. I have listened to and enjoyed RTE Radio for as long as I have lived in Britain. Like other members of the Irish community I have tuned in to both shortwave and longwave. It is part of my daily routine. It’s fair to say I’d be lost without it. Wh[...]
Cycle Challenge Fundraiser

Cycle Challenge Fundraiser

Committee member Brian Kennedy undertakes 500 mile charity ride across Europe. Brians Story.. We (Myself, Christina, Lisa and Christopher Kennedy) are doing the Rad Vlaanderen Stuttgart Challenge this year; it will be my 10th year and Christina, Lisa and Christopher’s first year!). The challenge is a team relay over 500+ miles from Bruges to Stuttgart in three days to raise money for Cancer [...]
Bloomsday Celebration

Bloomsday Celebration

'Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves'. Bloomsday, is an annual commemoration and celebration of both Irish writer James Joyce and his great novel Ulysses, which is set on 16 June 1904. Joyce chose this particular date as it was on that day he fi[...]
Education Project Update

Education Project Update

We are delighted to have the Manchester IrishTV.ie office based at the new Irish World Heritage Centre. They recently completed a feature for us which highlighted one of our Education Projects during the Manchester Irish Festival. We have been running a successful Education Programme at the Irish World Heritage Centre for a number of years but the move into our new building has given us a renew[...]
Our Very First Bloomsday

Our Very First Bloomsday

Feeling a little nervous and unsure as to whether anyone would turn up, we set about our preparations for celebrating Bloomsday which took place this year on Sunday 16th June. The reason for the nerves was that we had never done this before and we wondered ‘would there be any interest?’ did people generally know what Bloomsday was?’ Our team of volunteers was very keen to do this event, and wel[...]
A Terrible Beauty - Event Review

A Terrible Beauty - Event Review

It was difficult to know how many people would come to see this UK film premier at the Irish World Heritage Centre in June. Produced by Tile Films, an Irish Film company and partly funded by TG4 in Ireland, ‘A Terrible Beauty had tremendous support from the beginning. There is generally a lot of interest in the 1916 Rising amongst the Irish and wider community in Manchester, but this film exami[...]
Annual One-day Conference 2013

Annual One-day Conference 2013

We are currently planning our annual one-day conference which will be on Saturday 28th September. The event will take place in the new Irish World Heritage Centre and will be delivered in line with our theme for this year which is ‘Changing Skies’. We have chosen this theme partly because of the relocation to our new premises which has caused us to reflect on the impact that relocation or migra[...]
The Session - Photographic Launch Print

The Session - Photographic Launch Print

The Irish World Heritage Centre is delighted to announce the launch of the very first photographic exhibition to be hosted in our new building. It seems fitting that this exhibition was produced by the son of a long time supporter of the Centre who recently passed away, Michael Cassidy. James Cassidy (JJ) who runs Tri-RN Photography, has taken up the gauntlet and will launch his photographic ex[...]
Cycle Challenge Fundraiser

Cycle Challenge Fundraiser

Committee member Brian Kennedy undertakes 500 mile charity ride across Europe. Brians Story.. We (Myself, Christina, Lisa and Christopher Kennedy) are doing the Rad Vlaanderen Stuttgart Challenge this year; it will be my 10th year and Christina, Lisa and Christopher’s first year!). The challenge is a team relay over 500+ miles from Bruges to Stuttgart in three days to raise money for Cancer [...]