Irish Community & Culture
We are delighted to announce the launch of London Irish Stories, a new community-led mixed media project collecting and celebrating the diverse stories of Irish people in London.
London Irish Stories is an online collection of first-person blog posts from people with connections to both Ireland and London, including audio clips and imagery.
“The Irish in London are a diverse, rich, multigenerational group, with all kinds of ties and relationships across the city and over the Irish Sea. Through this new online initiative, we want to explore and celebrate these identities, and move beyond tired, reductive stereotypes. Over time, London Irish Stories will document the rich, real-lived experiences of four generations of Irish people across the city, and will present them in an engaging, accessible way.” – Gary Dunne, Director of Culture
The opening stories are:
London Irish Stories will shine a spotlight on the individuals who make up the diverse ‘London Irish’ community – from the generation who arrived in the mid-20th-century, to those who have just arrived in recent months, from London-born second and third-generation Irish, who feel strongly connected to their Irish identity, to those with no connection through heritage but are avid Irish dancers or Gaelic footballers, London Irish Stories is for you.
“We’re looking for people from all backgrounds to share their stories and update the narrative of being ‘London Irish’.” – Matthew Dunne-Miles, Journalist and Digital Content Editor London Irish Stories
How to get involved: