Look Back to Look Forward: 50 Years of the Irish in Britain

Thu Apr 18 2024 at 10:00 am to Tue Jun 18 2024 at 05:00 pm UTC+01:00

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum | Dublin

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Publisher/HostEPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Look Back to Look Forward: 50 Years of the Irish in Britain
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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is delighted to host this landmark exhibition that explores the personal stories the struggles and the triumphs that have shaped the Irish community in Great Britain over the last 50 years.


The exhibition created by the national charity Irish in Britain thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund also features contributions from notable Irish cultural figures actors Siobhán McSweeney Adrian Dunbar and Aisling Bea broadcaster Terry Christian musician Jah Wobble and Moth Poetry Prize Winner Laurie Bolger who has composed a bespoke poem.


The stories featured within the exhibition are as inspirational as they are heart-breaking. Volunteers from the Irish community in Britain received special training to help them capture at-risk testimonies from the last half century which speak of the sacrifice joy challenges and crucial role the Irish have played in modern Britain.


Look Back to Look Forward: 50 Years of the Irish in Britain is an incredibly timely exhibition that charts the highs and lows of Anglo-Irish relations since the early 1970’s from the perspective of those most keenly affected; the Irish community in Great Britain. As the rate of Irish emigration to Britain declines and the Irish diaspora there matures it has never been more important to record and celebrate the stories of those who have made it what it is. This is an exhibition not to be missed!

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, The Chq Building, Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland, Dublin

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