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Irish Festival family day

Irish musicians in the Museum of Liverpool

© Pete Carr

28 Oct 2017
Suitable for:
all visitors
Free drop-in event, no need to book

Celebrate the Liverpool Irish Festival with family and friends in a day incorporating music, talks and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Across the day, there will be various activities, including:
  • Carmel Uí Cheallaigh/Kelly (Galway, ROI) reading from her Gaelic and English children’s books in the morning.
  • Mask making workshops with Alison Little.
  • Professor Mary Hickman chairs a Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad panel in the morning. The discussion and Q&A highlights the rights held by the Irish diaspora currently, what future referenda are considering and what Irish citizenship means/could mean – today and in future.
  • Script Shop help pass the afternoon, performing two plays linking Liverpool and Ireland; Settled Score (Graham Scott) about a nurse accused of killing a former British soldier and Aftermath (Alex May), exploring James Larkin’s role in the 1913 Dublin Lock Out.
  • Basil Abbott will perform his self-researched and penned 17 character court room drama The Flush Hall Murder presenting the real life case of a young man, attacked and left for dead on his way home from a Masonic meeting over 100 years ago. Vignettes throughout the day will support a full run through in the afternoon.
  • Pop-up Gaeltacht - An bhfuil cúpla focail agat? There’s a good chance that if you understand that question, the answer is ‘Tá’. Pop-Up Gaeltacht is an informal affair, where an Irish language speaker will be present in order that anyone wishing to share a few words (cúpla focal) of Gaelic can and is welcomed to do so.
  • The Lily and the Poppy - two high profile Irish women, speaking about reconciliation and living peacefully in conflict. Full details and booking information for The Lily and the Poppy.

Further details ad timings will be available from the Irish Festival website nearer the time.

This event is delivered in partnership with National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool Irish Festival, Liverpool Comhaltas and Melody Makers with support from the Institute of Irish Studies at University of Liverpool and sponsored by Tourism Ireland.

Liverpool Irish community trail

Explore the Irish connections in displays throughout the Museum of Liverpool in this free self-led trail. Pick up a free copy from the welcome desk or download it here:

This event is part of our Half term event series.