"Being Irish in Britain," a discussion

On Saturday, April 5, 2014 the London Irish Centre held a one-day conference to discuss what it means today to be Irish in Britain. Like many, I followed along from afar -- in transit between Washington, DC and New York at the time.

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  1. For context...

    I recently completed my first book, a nonfictional narrative of departure from the rural southwest of Ireland to the United Kingdom and the United States. Following a family story through the great changes of the twentieth century, many moments center around the London neighborhoods of Kilburn and West Hampstead in the late 1960s and early '70s -- as well as the ferry routes back and forth across the Irish Sea, employment on the building sites, convent life in Wales, dances at the Galtymore in Cricklewood, the backdrop of the Troubles, and plenty more.

    This initial London Irish Centre conference provided an important forum, in person and online. 
    Much to consider here around the experiences of emigration and immigration, issues of identity, community supports, political interests, and the differences between past and present. As I wasn't in the room, I'm sorry if I have overlooked any nuance or context. Hopefully we're able to preserve the extensive conversation and provide a helpful resource for future reference.

                                          - Sean // @seancarlson // sean@seaninireland.com
  2. Panelists included representatives of the following organizations:
       Center for Irish Studies at St. Mary's University (@IrishStudiesStM)
          ... amongst many others.
  3. LEADING UP TO THE CONFERENCE
  4. #BEINGIRISHTHE AWE AND EXPECTATIONS OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS
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