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‘Coming and going’ — Ireland and migration today

History Ireland Hedge School

What: History Ireland Hedge School

Where: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

When: 7pm Tues 21 Feb

‘Coming and going’ — Ireland and migration today

(in conjunction with Beyond Leaving @ the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar)

Entry Free and booking not required


In the c. 120 years after the Great Hunger, half of the people born in Ireland ended up somewhere else. In previous centuries there had been waves of inward migration — Vikings, Normans, English, Scots, Huguenots, etc. But Ireland is not unique — the history of humanity has been a history of migration, of coming and going. The Celtic Tiger years witnessed a net inflow of people to Ireland for the first time in centuries, whilst its collapse has seen a revival of emigration, the subject of David Monahan’s current photographic exhibition. Join him for this round table discussion, chaired by History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, with Mary Corcoran (Prof. of Sociology, Maynooth University), Susan McKeown(Grammy Award-winning singer & migrants’ rights activist), Joanna Siewierska (PolsksaEire festival).