Past events

On the road:

  • On Wed 5 October 2016, Deirdre O’Byrne gave a talk on Irish Halloween customs, using some Irish fiction (eg Joyce’s short story ‘Clay’ from Dubliners) as a basis for the discussion. Hosted by Birmingham Irish Heritage Group, Birmingham Irish Centre, 7pm. The story of ‘Jack o’ Lantern and the Devil’ went down well.
  • Friday 21 Oct, 10.15 – 10.45am, we did Irish Storytelling in Charnwood Museum, Loughborough, as part of Loogabarooga Festival.
    • Sat 29 Oct 2016, 7-9pm:
      More Irish Storytelling, this time at Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall, Gooding Avenue, Braunstone, Leicester LE3 1JS, 7 – 9pm.
      £5 admission, includes refreshments during break. Children free. Tickets available from Priest’s House, Gooding Ave; tel 0116 2858795. Tickets can be collected on door on the night.
      http://www.eventsinuk.net/event-children-of-lir-other-stories-leicester-1206506
      Check out the Facebook event:
      https://www.facebook.com/events/310937585949207/
      All welcome.
      Deirdre told some traditional Irish legends, and given the time of the year, shed some light on some spooky Halloween customs in Ireland.
      Do you know the Irish origins of Trick or Treat and the Pumpkin Lantern?

 

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Other News / Nuacht Eile

NISG are proud to have received many invitations from groups and organisations to participate in events in both Ireland and Britain over the past few years. As you’ll see if you click on the ‘Diary’ buttons above, we’ve worked in Britain with Beeston Library, Beeston Poets, Birmingham Irish Heritage Group, Bromley House LibraryCrawley Irish Festival, Curve Theatre (Leicester), Five Leaves Bookshop, Loughborough University,  Mansfield and Dukeries Irish Association, Nottingham St Patrick’s Festival and Parade, St Anthony’s School (Solihull) and Stanza Poetry Group.

In Ireland we’ve worked with Courthouse Arts Centre (Tinahely, Co Wicklow), Tullow & Carlow Libraries,  History Festival of Ireland, and The International Pan-Celtic Festival

If you have ideas/suggestions/requests for events, get in touch via our CONTACT button at the top of the page, or message us on facebook.

Facebook ~ leathanach / page & grúpa / group

Tá ainm Gaeilge againn: Grúpa Nottingham don Léann Éireannach.
NISG has its own page on Facebook:
facebook.com/Nottingham Irish Studies Group.
Please 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 and activities.

For those interested in the Irish language, we regret to say that our Rang Gaeilge (Irish language class) has now ceased due to low /irregular attendance. If you would like a list of useful internet sites, or some free Irish language worksheets, email us on info@nottinghamisg.org.uk.