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  • Title: globalirish.ie – about Irish emigration and the diaspora
    Descriptive info: .. About.. Issues.. Publications.. Events.. Links.. Newswatch.. Need Advice?.. Latest News.. A bit of a hiatus, but I m still here!.. Should we appoint prominent diaspora members to the Seanad?.. Senator David Norris wants overseas voting rights in presidential elections.. What s happened to Fine Gael s pre-election promise on embassy voting?.. Relocation queries up, say directory enquiries.. Economist calls for research on new Irish emigrants.. International Irish Diaspora Congress: Buenos Aires 15-19 June 2011.. 11th Literature of Irish Exile Autumn School: Omagh, 16 October 2010.. Canadian Association for Irish Studies: Halifax, May 2010.. Contact Details.. Noreen Bowden.. Email:.. Search.. *Follow me.. on Twitter!.. Emigration resources.. Documentaries.. Heritage centres.. Monuments in Ireland.. Oral histories.. Primary document collections.. Factsheets.. Broadcasting to those abroad.. Emigrant voting.. How many Irish live abroad?.. 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Middle East.. monuments and memorials.. networking.. podcast.. politicians.. prisoners.. publications and research.. return migration.. services for emigrants.. social welfare.. soldiers abroad.. South America.. Uncategorized.. US immigration reform.. Previous Entries.. Friday, October 7th, 2011.. I’ve been on hiatus for the past couple of months, owing to a rather dramatic change in circumstances.. I’ve moved to Boston for a year to study at Harvard, where I’m working on a mid-career Master’s in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government.. I’m sorry to be missing all the excitement of this year in Ireland, what with the presidential election and all, but I’ll be back before long.. In the meantime, my academic programme is a really wonderful experience I’m studying alongside 200 other students from all over the world (something like 70 countries including students from India, China, Japan, Egypt, the UK, Ethiopia, Croatia, Norway, Canada, Ivory Coast, Israel, Palestine, Nigeria, and lots more).. Among our ranks are former (and future) government ministers, social entrepreneurs, soldiers, diplomats, technology consultants, journalists, college professors and many more interesting people of all sorts.. I was surprised to find that I seem to be the only one of the 1,000 students in the entire Kennedy School who has arrived from Ireland though I have found two other Irish graduate students here at Harvard, both in the Graduate School of Education, one a teacher freshly arrived from Meath, the other a long-time resident of San Francisco.. While I’m here I’m studying things like economics, leadership, negotiations, advocacy, and policy change.. So far, it feels like a wonderful gift, and I feel really lucky to be part of this class.. I’m still following all the events in Ireland, though I’ve been too busy to post of late.. As I settle in I’ll be able to post a bit, although I’ll likely be quieter than usual on here until I graduate in May.. Monday, May 30th, 2011.. Irish-American businessman Tom McEnery has made a number of suggestions about how better to engage the diaspora in assisting Ireland with its economic crisis.. Mr McEnery, an author, businessman, and former mayor of San Jose, lectures at Santa Clara University and Stanford University.. He wrote.. an article in the Irish Times.. advocating greater engagement with the Irish diaspora:.. It is time to think and act anew.. Irish officials must implement solutions quickly, before it’s too late, redouble efforts at creating wealth in emerging companies and harness the untapped resources of the Irish diaspora.. There is much talk of this vast diaspora, but its resources are not being utilised.. Until the Irish leadership sees that taoiseachs delivering platitudes and bowls of shamrocks will not substitute for meaningful engagement, it never will be utilised.. His first two suggestions are focused on economic development:.. Merge IDA, Enterprise Ireland and other agencies involved in economic development into one agency, name a leader, maybe an American chief executive like Craig Barrett, and support innovation, jobs and company formation.. Then measure performance, not press releases;.. Put whatever resources you can muster into worldwide venture capital funds that have a link beyond the monetary to Ireland, a real eco-system, and make the creation of companies, not reports, their core product;.. The most interesting of the suggestions is the last:.. Instead of abolishing the Seanad, select members who serve at no salary but chosen only from the Irish diaspora.. From Silicon Valley select the likes of Craig Barrett, John Hartnett, founder of the ITLG and the Wilde Angel Fund, Conrad Burke of Innovalight and John O Ryan, the inventor behind the dynamic Rovi Corporate.. Add in Maria Shriver, Gabriel Byrne, Chuck Feeney, Niall O’Dowd and Declan Kelly too.. And then  ...   legislation to afford a right to Irish citizens living in Ireland, but outside the 26 Counties, to participate in the election of the first citizen?.. The response from Taoiseach Enda Kenny? Eight disappointing words:.. “There is no legislation promised in this area.. This despite the fact that in the 2011 general election, Fine Gael included this commitment in their.. manifesto:.. Fine Gael will reduce the voting age to 17 and give eligible citizens the right to vote at Irish embassies in the Presidential election.. If this experiment is deemed a success Fine Gael will consider extending this practice to general elections.. This commitment, while vague in its lack of specification as to who the “eligible citizens” were, was a clear signal of intent to allow voting rights for citizens abroad.. Comments from politicians such as Simon Coveney seemed at the time to indicate that Fine Gael actually meant it.. The formulation of this commitment in.. the programme for government.. , however, was disappointing.. In the programme, the government bounced the issue of embassy voting to the proposed Constitutional Convention, saying.. We will refer to the Constitutional Convention the issue of reducing the Voting Age to 17 and giving citizens the right to vote at Irish embassies in the presidential election.. This despite the fact that there is currently no constitutional prohibition on voting rights for the Irish abroad.. Meanwhile, Ireland remains the only country in the EU with no option for emigrant voting, and the number of countries allowing their emigrants to vote continues to grow.. Every week, it seems, brings news of another country committed to facilitating their expats to vote, with Haiti and Nigeria being among the latest to announce upcoming implementations of diaspora voting.. Monday, May 16th, 2011.. Informal indicators of emigration trends always intrigue me we only get formal stats from the Central Statistics Office once a year, so any numbers that pop up in the meantime are interesting, if not necessarily reliable.. From.. the Irish Independent.. comes this one:.. The number of calls to 11850 directory enquiries seeking contacts for sales training is up 114 per cent in the year, adding evidence to our other entrepreneurship indicator that the spirit of enterprise is alive and well in Ireland! However, emigration is very much a growing characteristic of the nation, with relocation queries bumping up 140 per cent.. Tuesday, May 10th, 2011.. The experiences of today s young emigrants to Australia should be researched in order to understand their lives compared to the lives of earlier emigrants and those who remain in Ireland, suggests an Irish economist writing in an Australian website.. Colm Harmon, Professor of Economics at Australian National University and also at University College Dublin, notes the scale of the accelerating Irish migration to Australia:.. The Irish are now the third largest migrant group in absolute terms for employer sponsored (457) visas, and proportional to our population by a large way the biggest migrant group in this category.. Ireland is sending about one-third the total numbers the UK is sending – with 20 times the population! More Irish are arriving on 457s then the total from the entire rest of the European continent.. The increase in this number year on year is about one-third more than the increase of UK or other Europeans, so the share is growing.. Professor Harmon asserts correctly, I believe that the future for most of these emigrants will be in their adopted country, due to the Ireland s bleak economic prospects.. He then makes two assertions I d disagree with:.. That these emigrants won t have a role in Ireland s economic recovery.. That this may be the first Irish migrant cohort to Australia who won t be looking over their shoulders at the old country, won t have the sense of attachment that previous generations held.. On the first point, I suspect we ll be asking our emigrants for much in the future.. One could say, for example, that even by taking themselves out of the dole queues that these young people have already started doing their bit for Ireland s economic recovery.. In the future, they ll be contributing through a variety of means, as emigrants always have.. I ve heard of emigrants sending money home to support younger brothers and sisters, to name just the most direct (and traditional) channel of economic support.. But in the future there will also be business networking, diaspora-related FDI, visits home, green-flag-flying, and those who will return home to transform brain drain into brain circulation.. On the second point, I m not sure how this generation of Facebookers, Tweeters and Skypers will be any less attached to Ireland than the generations whose main contact with Ireland was a dwindling exchange of letters sent over on a slow boat.. Where I do agree wholeheartedly, however, is with Professor Harmon s suggestion that this is an important cohort to study.. He says:.. If I can make one appeal, I would urge the very many successful Irish-Australians – or even Irish in Australia – to consider endowing the costs of capturing the experiences of this group through research and understanding the life trajectory of this group compared to those that came before them, and those that remained in Ireland.. I would love to see such a study, but I d love to make it global.. How does the experience of being Irish in Galway differ from that of being Irish in Beijing or Toronto or Dubai? Imagine being able to explore similarities and differences in issues of mental and physical health, longevity, happiness, family life, engagement with Ireland you name it.. See Professor Harmon s entire article at theconversation.. edu.. au.. globalirish.. ie about Irish emigration and the diaspora is proudly powered by.. WordPress.. using the.. RockinBlue theme.. created by.. Cory Miller.. design update and integration by.. doop.. Podcast Powered by.. podPress (v8.. 8)..

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  • Title: Events | globalirish.ie – about Irish emigration and the diaspora
    Descriptive info: Friday, September 10th, 2010.. The call for papers below came through on the Irish Diaspora Listserv.. How exciting that the 90th anniversary of the.. Irish Race Congress in Buenos Aires.. will be commemorated in this way! That Congress was held in preparation for the International Congress of the Irish Race in Paris, and the Irish government sent envoys to Irish communities in South Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and the US seeking support for a Republic.. [.. See a 1921 New York Times report on the Buenos Aires Congress.. ].. It was just one example of Ireland s political globalisation in the early days of independence.. As the originator of the idea of the Congress of the Irish Race, Thomas Hughes Kelly of New York, declared: Ireland s future is not limited to its geographic boundaries.. She gave away to the world her strongest and most trustworthy sons.. Now we compensate her with our support, which is the first offspring of that prolific seed.. But I digress below is the call for papers.. I ll post up more info when I find out more.. INTERNATIONAL IRISH DIASPORA CONGRESS.. Buenos Aires (Argentina) From 15th to 19th of June 2011.. Official Notification: Presentation of Papers- 1st Call.. In June of 2011, the 1st International Irish Diaspora Congress will take.. in the City of Buenos Aires, exactly 90 years after a meeting of a.. similar nature took place in 1921.. The principal objective of next.. year s Congress is to stimulate cultural exchange and share experiences.. between Irish Associations and people.. Each participating Institution is asked to give a brief account of.. current activities and its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and.. threats.. Learning how the Irish Community has integrated into each.. specific Country-Destination will be of general interest, too.. Participating individuals or Associations are invited to present.. speeches and/or lectures on the topic of cultural diversity of emigrants.. and their descendents.. The Department of Irish Culture from the Universidad Nacional de La.. Plata (UNL) the Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales.. (UCES) will provide the academic framework for these expositions.. The.. papers submitted for consideration must relate to any one of the.. following topics:.. - The Irish Diaspora.. - Literature and the Irish Emigrant (essays, short stories, novels, poetry).. - History of Irish Emigration in each country.. - Fundraising for Irish Associations (experiences, tips).. - Irish Education abroad.. - Irish Dance Music (experiences).. - Business and Work opportunities for Irish Descendents Abroad.. Those who are interested in participating must submit an abstract before.. February 1, 2011, written in English, of no more than 300 words, on any.. of the aforementioned topics.. The proposals that are deemed adequate (given general interests and the.. length of the Congress) have until May 15, 2011 to send the paper in.. full to the Department s inbox.. The Academic Committee will be comprised of people with great knowledge.. on the subjects to be discussed, including professors from the UNL and.. the UCES.. For more info:.. http://www.. asociacionirlandesa.. com.. ar/?lang=en.. or.. asoargirl@yahoo.. ar.. Here s a note from the Ulster-American Folk Park in Omagh on their most excellent annual summer school:.. Eleventh Literature of Irish Exile Autumn School: Saturday 16 October 2010.. If you don’t already have the date in your diary, we hope you may take a.. look at what is on offer and consider putting it there now:.. qub.. ac.. uk/cms/events/LIE_Oct_2010.. htm.. The day, Saturday 16 October, will have the usual shape of a keynote lecture.. in the morning in the Library of the Centre for Migration Studies; after.. lunch a guided walk in the outdoor museum of the Folk Park; and a concluding.. lecture and discussion in the Library.. Dr Fred Freeman, our keynote lecturer, is based at Edinburgh University and.. an expert on Robert Tannahill (1774-1810), the Scottish weaver poet, hailed.. as a successor to Burns, whose bicentenary is being celebrated this year.. We.. look forward to hearing about Tannahill’s spirited defence of Irish.. immigrant weavers in Scotland.. The focus of the walk in the outdoor museum, growing out of Paddy.. Fitzgerald’s lecture this summer to the William Carleton Summer School, will.. be, with the help of Folk Park guide Walter McFarlane, on the role of.. hedge-schools in preparing migrants.. Sean McCartan, one of our distinguished Irish Migration Studies graduates,.. received a signal honour this year in being invited to France to speak about.. his researches on the Irish ancestry of President de Gaulle.. We look forward.. to finding out how he fits into the migration story of the McCartan family.. We do hope you may be able to join us.. Brian Lambkin.. Director.. Christine Johnston.. Senior Library Asst.. Centre for Migration Studies.. Ulster American Folk Park.. Tel: 028 8225 6315.. Fax: 028 8224 2241.. Email: christine.. johnston@librariesni.. org.. uk.. Tuesday, January 12th, 2010.. Call for papers for the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies to  ...   Britain.. Keynote speakers:.. Mary Hickman, Professor of Irish Studies and Sociology, London Metropolitan University.. Patrick Mason, Director, Adjunct Professor, University College Dublin, and Visiting Professor, Liverpool Hope University.. Confirmed speakers:.. Claire Connolly.. Mike Cronin.. Karen Fricker.. Nicholas Grene.. Patrick Lonergan.. Holly Maples.. Victor Merriman.. Aoife Monks.. Jim Moran.. Catherine Rees.. Shaun Richards.. This conference will examine performances of Irish identity in the urban.. centres of Britain since the beginning of the 19th century.. The idea of.. performance is intended to include events staged in the theatres and on the streets, for example parades, musical performances and political.. demonstrations.. By discussing such performances and their reception by various audiences, speakers and delegates will examine the ways that Irishness has changed in meaning and association in Britain, pressurised by contexts such as colonialism and nationalism, modernisation and economic change in Ireland, the Troubles and the Peace Process, and many others.. In particular, the conference is concerned to examine the changing status of Irish, and Irish-descended, people in Britain.. Since 1995, the diaspora has arguably become more recognised in Ireland, after President Mary Robinson urged the Irish nation to the moral act of remembering and commemorating their sacrifices.. In Britain, the Irish arguably became more visible after recognition of their ethnic minority status in the 2001 UK census; and, more recently, interest in Britain s oldest and largest ethnic minority has been renewed amidst a more general concern with immigration and the ways in which the case of the Irish in Britain might be seen to foreshadow and intersect with the experience of many other immigrant groups.. Delegates will be able to reflect on questions including:.. What different versions of Irishness have been suggested by theatrical and other performances in Britain, and how have these been received and understood by their audiences?.. In what ways have Irish cultural festivals affected perceptions?.. How have notions of second-generation Irishness changed?.. What significance do performances of Irishness abroad have for the Irish nation at home ?.. Have visible assertions and performances of Irish identity impacted on ideas of Britishness?.. How have the Irish enacted and interacted with ideas of nation and identity in a British context, and how has this been affected by changes in Ireland and key events in Irish-British relations?.. To what extent are the Irish in Britain an acceptable ethnic minority?.. To what extent are the Irish in Britain post-nationalist now?.. More information:.. Irish Theatrical Diaspora website.. Literature of Irish Exile Autumn School: Omagh, 17 October, 2009.. Wednesday, September 16th, 2009.. The Tenth Literature of Irish Exile Autumn School, held annually at the Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster-American Folk Park in Omagh, has been announced.. This year s theme is Moving Home: the legacy of Plantation in Tyrone and Fermanagh.. From the organisers:.. The focus of the.. Literature of Irish Exile.. Autumn School, now in its Tenth year, remains on how emigrants from Ireland have given expression in words to feelings of exile.. The aim is to give members of the public a friendly opportunity to meet and mix with experts on some of the less well-known aspects of exile in Irish literature.. Speakers.. Peter Archdale.. is a retired Royal Navy commander with a wide experience of Oceanography.. He serves on many agencies and trusts overseeing many aspects of Northern Ireland’s natural environment.. He has a longstanding interest in the genealogy and history of his family and its association with west Ulster since the early seventeenth century.. Professor Kay Muhr.. is Senior Research Fellow with the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project, Department of Celtic and Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast.. Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Place-Name Society, Kay has published extensively on early literature and language, oral tradition, place and family names and cartography which will form the main focus of her attention today.. Brian Lambkin and Dr.. Patrick Fitzgerald.. are respectively founding Director and Lecturer Development Officer with the Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster American Folk Park.. Brian is currently Chairman of the Association of European Migration Institutions whilst Paddy has been teaching Irish Migration Studies at Masters level with Queen’s University Belfast since 1996.. In 2008 they jointly authored.. Migration in Irish History, 1607-2007.. (Palgrave, 2008).. The Tenth.. Moving Home: the legacy of Plantation in Tyrone and Fermanagh.. Saturday 17 October, 2009.. PROGRAMME:.. 10.. 30 Tea Coffee in CMS.. 11.. 00 Peter Archdale: ‘The Archdales and the Ulster Plantation’.. 45 Dr.. Kay Muhr: ‘The Plantation Mapmakers of Ulster in Fermanagh and Tyrone’.. 12.. 30 UAFP: Campbell and Mellon Houses.. and Lunch (UAFP Café).. 1.. 45 Depart for Ulster History Park: Plantation Bawn.. 2.. 30 Drs.. Patrick Fitzgerald Brian Lambkin: Ulster Scots, ‘Ulster English and Ulster Welsh’.. 3.. 30 Tea Coffee (UHP).. Fee.. : £20.. 00 stg (£15.. 00 concession for students, unwaged and senior citizens).. Includes: registration, morning tea/coffee, lunch, afternoon.. tea/coffee and drinks reception.. Contact.. Tel: 028 8225 6315; Fax: 028 8224 2241.. Christine.. Johnston@librariesni..

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  • Title: Emigration in film: a select list of documentaries | globalirish.ie – about Irish emigration and the diaspora
    Descriptive info: Duffy s Cut dig becomes murder investigation.. |.. Main.. UK report on migration museum relevant to Ireland.. Emigration in film: a select list of documentaries.. By Noreen Bowden.. | July 24, 2009.. A number of documentaries have been made about emigration over the years; here s a list of some of them, with links to where you may purchase them.. (Before purchasing any DVD, make sure it is compatible with your region.. ).. Celtic Waves: The Flow of Irish Emigration.. – An excellent introductory video focusing on emigration from Famine to Celtic Tiger period.. Irish Empire.. : The complete five-part series about the Irish abroad.. Five videos by Bob Quinn.. Damhsa an Deoraí (The Emigrant Dance): Story of the Galtymore Ballroom in London 50 minutes, subtitled, 2002.. Graceville: The Connemaras in Minnesota (50 mins, subtitled).. Pobal in Deutschland: Conamara emigrants in Germany.. (½ hour).. Pobal in Boston: Conamara emigrants in the USA.. Pobal in London: Conamara emigrants in London (½ hour).. Emigration-related Radharc films:.. available through  ...   Ireland starved – the exodus – part 4.. Boat Train to Euston.. Oldbury Camp.. The Tatie Hawkers.. Goodbye to Glocamorro.. Philip Donnellan’s The Irishmen – a moving portrait of Irish workers in Britain in the 1960s (I cannot find a DVD of this).. An Bothar Fada.. - The experience of the Irish who emigrated to post-war Britain.. Out of Ireland.. Irish Emigration to America.. Rotha Mor an Tsaoil.. – The Hard Road to Klondike – a documentary based on the book.. £25 from Faction Films.. ).. Of Stars and Shamrocks.. – Chronicles the migration of Russian Jews of the pogroms and Famine Irish into Boston.. Hidden History: Duffy’s Cut- the mystery of the death of 57 Irish railway workers in Pennsylvania.. Home: The Movie.. an Irishman in post-September 11 New York.. Memory Brings Us Back Irish Stories of Farewells and Fortunes.. Splendid! A moving, powerful depiction of older Irish emigrants in New York.. Topics:.. No Comments.. Comments.. Name (required).. Mail (will not be published) (required).. Website..

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  • Title: Emigration-related heritage centers | globalirish.ie – about Irish emigration and the diaspora
    Descriptive info: Emigration-related heritage centers.. There are several heritage centres around Ireland with an emigration-related theme.. Here are a few:.. Jeannie Johnston.. On-board museum highlighting the ship’s 16 voyages to America, in which the ship never lost any of its 2,500 passengers.. Purchased as a cargo ship in 1848 by a Tralee merchant, it was used to transport emigrants over the next seven years.. Cobh Heritage Centre, Cork.. Museum tells the story of  ...   5 million people who departed there between 1848 and 1950.. Ulster-American Folk Park, Tyrone.. Open-air, living-history museum telling the story of emigration from Ulster to America in the 18.. th.. and 19.. centuries.. Dunbrody Emigrant Ship, Wexford:.. Replica of three-masted barque built in Quebec that carried emigrants to New World from 1845 to 1870.. For more information on emigration-related cultural institutions around the world, see.. UNESCO s Migration Institution s website..

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  • Title: Monuments | globalirish.ie – about Irish emigration and the diaspora
    Descriptive info: 180 to attend Global Economic Forum.. Researcher seeks Irish in Continental Europe.. Monuments.. | July 27, 2009.. A number of monuments to emigration exist in Ireland; one or two of these are well-known, while many of the rest of them have more of a local appeal.. Let me know.. if you know of any others to add to this list, either in Ireland or around the world.. Larne, Co.. Antrim – “Emigrants to America”.. See it on Flickr.. bbc.. co.. uk A stroll through Larne Migration from Larne.. Larne.. gov.. uk tourism site.. This memorial depicts a family emigrating in 1717, and their appearance is in marked contrast to the more common depictions of famine-era emigrants.. They are well-dressed and relatively prosperous-looking; the woman is carrying a Bible and the boy is carrying his shoes.. Their positioning, in which they look forward into the distance, suggests a sense of possibility and even pride.. The figures appear to be a literate, reasonably well-off family looking forward to the future.. The inscription on the monument reads:.. This memorial, unveiled on 16th May 1992 by Professor Bobby Moss PhD of South Carolina, is dedicated to the memory of those first Ulster emigrants who sailed from Larne in May 1717 upon the Friends Goodwill bound for Boston.. They were to be the first of many.. There is no other race in the United States that can produce a roll of honour so long and so shining with distinction.. And who shall deny our claim to have done more, much more than any others to make the United States.. Two related monuments:.. Coffin ship, National Famine Monument at Murrisk, Co Mayo.. John Behan.. Arrival, United Nations, New York City.. John Behan-.. These are closely linked memorials that tell different stories.. Coffin Ship places the emphasis on death and suffering tied in with the departure -skeletons form the structure of the ship, and the figures are lying down.. It is significant that this monument is in Ireland, where the Famine s toll of suffering and death was acute.. Arrival emphasises the successful completion of the journey- the figures are upright, and some of them are leaving the boat.. Additionally, these are fully-fleshed out buildings and the figures on the boat have individual features.. The sculpture s location in New York and its more positive tone reflects the fact that for those who made the journey, there was the possibility of a new life.. It also reflects the different meaning of the famine for the two countries: While for Ireland, the Famine was synonymous with despair, emigration and death; in the New World, however, discourse about Famine emigration, while acknowledging many of its tragic aspects, also reflects the fact that the large-scale migration was a starting point for much of Irish-American history.. Famine Monuments, Ireland and Canada Rowan Gillespie..  ...   the idea of emigration itself rather than commemorate a particular set of emigrants.. Sligo Famine Memorial.. This sculpture shows the vulnerability of the Famine emigrants – yet the figures are also demonstrating tenderness and concern for each other.. In contrast to the family at Larne, they are focused inward – emigration is not for them a matter of looking forward to a bright future.. The young girl is pointing out toward the harbour, and ultimately to her future in America.. Annie Moore.. Annie Moore with her brothers, Cobh.. Annie Moore at Ellis Island, New York.. Annie Moore was the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island in New York, which was opened on January 1, 1892.. She and her brothers were joining her parents, who had emigrated in 1888.. Kiltimagh I ll send you the fare Sally McKenna, 2006.. Departing emigrant of the 1950s.. The plaque on the ground reads,.. This sculpture is dedicated by Bill Durkan to the memory of the young men and women who emigrated from Kiltimagh, Bohola and the surrounding areas during the 1950s.. Many young men and women emigrated alone in the 1950s.. This is an extremely poignant depiction of emigration: the figure is almost ghost-like in its positioning on the footpath of a town street, as he trudges along, accompanied by no one.. The small suitcase seems to highlight his vulnerability, heightening the notion that he may be ill-prepared for such a life-changing journey.. The lack of pedestal gives a greater sense of immediacy or intimacy to the figure.. This is a monument to the ordinary, unheralded emigrant, yet it is also very specific in its reference to a particular place and time.. It is unusual in memorialising such a recent migration; many of those it is meant to memorialise are still alive.. Cork Listening Posts.. Cork City Council.. The Listening Posts are an innovative use of oral history.. The repeating voices of the posts are like ghostly presences inhabiting the quays.. This monument is different from the others in its visual minimalism, as it would be impossible to tell from the appearance of the sculpture what it is meant to memorialise.. Other monuments and memorials:.. Irish Memorial, Philadelphia.. Flickr.. Famine monument, Cambridge, Massachusetts.. New Basin Canal Irish Memorial, New Orleans, Louisiana.. Famine memorial Sydney, Australia.. New Basin Canal Irish Memorial.. Irish Veteran Memorial Project.. website.. Shot at Dawn Memorial.. International monuments crated by other nations to commemorate various migrations.. Emigration Stone.. Cromarty, Scotland Flickr.. Emigration monument, Hanko, Finland.. Monleone, Cicagna, Italy.. Emigrant s Monument, Feltre.. Garden of Exile Berlin Flickr,.. web.. ,.. Youtube.. Monument of mass emigration, The Three Changjiang River Gorges, China.. Chinese coolie, Singapore.. Lampedusa, Italy monument to migrants who died at sea trying to reach Europe.. web article.. , Flickr.. Migrant children, Fremantle, Australia.. more Flickr.. UNESCO Migration and World Heritage Sites..

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  • Title: Oral histories | globalirish.ie – about Irish emigration and the diaspora
    Descriptive info: Primary documents.. There has been a wonderful trend in recent years of collecting emigrants oral histories.. Many of those contributing their memories are elderly, and these books, films and websites are an invaluable record of the struggles and triumphs of ordinary people, many of whom have extraordinary stories.. Know of any other oral history projects? Drop me a line or fill in the comment box.. Irish Oral History Archive.. –.. a reference archive and resource for the contemporary and historical spoken narratives of Irish people at home and abroad, especially as they relate to the story of emigration.. MovingHere.. uk: Luton Irish Forum.. – a variety of individuals detail their moves to England.. I Only Came Over For a Couple of Years.. … 2005 – Interviews with Irish elders in England who arrived between the 1930s and 1960s.. (Half-hour documentary, £7 plus postage and packaging).. Irish Elders Now project.. Dunne, Catherine.. An Unconsidered People: The Irish in London.. Dublin: New Island, 2003 – a book detailing the experience of older emigrants.. A story to be told: Personal Reflections on the Irish emigrant experience in Canada.. (book).. Memories of the Past.. : Reflections from Ottawa s Irish Drop-In group a collection of memories and recipes.. United States.. Archives of Irish America.. – Interviews with a range of notable people in the New York Irish community, discussing their life history and sense of identity.. When Mem’ry Brings Us Back Again.. – the stories of 35 people who moved to New  ...   of Notre Dame.. Director of Notre Dame s Department of Anthropology Deb Rotman is working on a developing an online archive of Irish-American oral histories.. The National Library of Australia.. has a number of Irish-related recordings in its oral history catalog.. New Zealand.. National Library of New Zealand.. has several oral history collections; contact them for Irish-related materials.. Global and Irish-based.. GAA Oral History Project.. recording what the GAA has meant to the Irish people, in their own words.. Breaking the Silence: Staying at home in an emigrant society.. examines the impact of emigration on those who stayed through 78 oral narratives and 12 text contributions.. Returning to Ireland.. Narratives of Migration and Return – Stories of returning emigrants.. Coming Home.. : “Stories of young men and women who left Ireland and, after many years in exile, closed the circle of emigration by coming home again” – produced by the.. Safe Home project.. – also see their.. True Lives page.. 2 Comments.. 2 Responses to Oral histories.. Karen Hansen.. Says:.. June 25th, 2010 at 9:17 am.. In December 2008 I published a collection of 24 narratives of Irish immigrants and some descendants to the Wellington area of New Zealand Irish Voices.. Available online:.. nzbookshop.. nz.. Notre Dame setting up Irish oral history archive | globalirish.. ie about Irish emigration and the diaspora.. April 8th, 2011 at 1:28 pm.. ] I ve updated my GlobalIrish.. ie list of Irish oral history projects.. Am I missing any? Let me [.. ]..

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  • Title: Primary documents | globalirish.ie – about Irish emigration and the diaspora
    Descriptive info: The Irish In Britain: UCD John Hume Institute, 23 Nov.. 2009.. Archives of the Irish experience throughout the world can be found in destination countries, and some of these are online.. These are useful for scholars but are also fun for just browsing around there s a host of gems here!.. Archive of the Irish in Britain.. – Includes several exhibitions, including.. an oral history project called “New York Stories”.. Library of Congress Memory  ...   by Library and Archives Canada.. Moving Here, Staying Here: The Canadian Immigrant Experience.. The Ships List.. – Comprehensive set of documents related to ships and the immigrant experience around the world.. Australia: Convict Transportation database.. More on Irish convicts at.. Rootsweb.. com: Irish Convicts Transported to Australia.. Leaving from Liverpool.. – an excellent educational site highlighting the experience of migration to Australia through the port of Liverpool.. Latin America.. Society for Irish Latin-American Studies..

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  • Title: Radio | globalirish.ie – about Irish emigration and the diaspora
    Descriptive info: Radio.. Broadcasting to the Irish abroad: An Ean Factsheet.. Ean believes that broadcasting is of paramount importance to the Irish abroad.. There have been several developments in this area:.. In 2007, Ean lobbied to have radio broadcasting to Irish communities overseas included in the 2007 Broadcasting Amendment Act.. This was successful.. In January 2008, RTE announced it would discontinue its medium wave service, which had provided listeners throughout Britain and beyond with coverage allowing them to hear Radio 1.. Ean lobbied extensively on this issue; we were supported by Age Action, the Senior Citizens Parliament, Irish Overseas Broadcasting and the RTE Pensioners Association.. Among the documents arising out of this:.. Statement on RTE s intended shutdown of medium wave.. Letter from Ean published in the Irish  ...   has been lobbying for this development for some time.. See the press release from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.. Radio: Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM).. Ean believes that the best way to reach our emigrants and indeed all citizens on the move throughout Europe will be through digital radio, specifically the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) format.. DRM has enormous potential to reach across a wide area, using low power but first, there need to be receivers available at a low cost.. DRM has been tested by RTE on its Longwave 252 channel last year; it was received clearly in Europe.. Hear samples from the tests.. Find out more about DRM.. visit the DRM.. org website.. Signalling a new era for Irish radio reception in Europe..

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  • Title: External voting: a GlobalIrish.ie factsheet | globalirish.ie – about Irish emigration and the diaspora
    Descriptive info: External voting: a GlobalIrish.. ie factsheet.. Irish people living abroad currently have no voting rights.. This situation is becoming somewhat unusual in an international context.. Currently, there are around 115 countries and territories including nearly all developed nations that have systems in place to allow their emigrants to vote.. And the number is growing.. Even countries with very high rates of emigration, such as Italy, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico have recently allowed their expats to vote.. A 2006 study of countries that allow their emigrants to voted included:.. 21 African nations.. 13 North and South American countries.. 15 Asian countries.. 6 Pacific countries.. 36 European countries.. Sixty-five of these countries allow for external voting for everyone, while about 25 place restrictions on it, based on such factors as to whether they intend to return permanently or how long they have been away.. Citizens in the US can vote no matter how long they stay away, while citizens of Britain are disqualified after fifteen years away.. Some countries, like France, reserve seats in their parliaments for citizens who live abroad, while others vote in the constituency in which they used to live.. Other countries only allow for votes in national or presidential elections.. Some countries require their emigrants to return home to cast ballots, while others send out postal ballots, and others organise for citizens to vote in person at consulates or embassies.. Some of the countries that allow their citizens abroad to vote include Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Britain, the Philippines and Mexico.. Countries that, like Ireland, do not allow their emigrants to vote include India, Hungary, South Africa, Zimbabwe, El Salvador and Nepal.. The situation in Ireland.. Ireland is in a highly unusual situation in our increasingly globalised world, in not allowing the majority of its overseas citizens any say in the political process.. Members of the armed forces and the diplomatic services are able to vote in Dail elections, while only NUI and Trinity graduates can vote in the Seanad.. Beyond these exceptions, only those who are ordinarily resident may vote.. Many people within Ireland are at first leery of allowing emigrants to vote, pointing out that, with such a high number of emigrants abroad, Ireland would be overwhelmed.. Others point to Ireland s system of proportional representation, and suggest that elections in close constituencies could be held up waiting for a box of votes to arrive from Boston or Berlin.. Still others, in an odd inversion of the eighteenth century s American Revolutionary rallying cry for democracy, proclaim, No representation without taxation an argument seriously undermined by the fact that no other nation seems to link expat voting with expat taxation.. In fact, the US is the only developed nation that requires its citizens abroad to pay taxes on money earned abroad, and even then the only people affected are those making over $85,000.. Some suggest that Irish people abroad quickly lose touch with the country, and can t  ...   the UK allows expats to vote only for the first 15 years away, for example.. Some nations restrict voting to only certain types of elections the most commonly allowed voting is for national and presidential elections.. It is less common to allow emigrants to cast their ballots in local and regional elections, or for referendums.. Most nations require that their emigrants vote in the last constituency where they lived, while others vote for specific emigrant representatives.. Nine countries, including France, Italy and Portugal, reserve seats in their parliaments for those abroad.. The forms of voting are also diverse some require voters to do so in person, at either consulates or embassies or by returning home to cast the ballot; others allow voting by mail or fax, a handful by proxy, and some by a combination of the above methods.. The Future.. It may be time for Ireland to begin examining the diversity of compromises and solutions that other nations have arrived at.. Ironically, the fact that emigrant numbers are declining may make the idea of an emigrant vote more possible, as voters at home will be less threatened by a smaller number of emigrants, and as the nature of emigration becomes increasingly more of a temporary phenomenon.. These decreased numbers will be one of a number of factors eroding the level of opposition to emigrant voting.. In addition, the prospect of Seanad Reform is in view again, and the most likely outcome appears to be the extension of the right to vote by all third-level graduates, not just Trinity and NUI graduates.. Presumably, reformers will continue to allow those third-level graduate Seanad voters to vote whether they are at home or abroad.. This will greatly increase the number of emigrants who can vote but the long-term effect may be even greater.. Authorities will have to come up with a national system that will allow them to register voters from abroad, and to decide on how an overseas election will work.. In doing so they will be setting up the structures that could pave the way for more widespread emigrant voting in the future.. Sources:.. Upcoming International IDEA Handbook on External Voting.. ACE Electoral Knowledge Network.. “Perfecting Political Diaspora” by Peter Spiro in NYU Law Review, 2006.. Additional resources:.. New York University Law Review: Volume 81, Number 1 A Tribute to the Work of Kim Barry: The Construction of Citizenship in an Emigration Context.. Voting from Abroad: The International IDEA Handbook.. Challenging the Norms and Standards of Election Administration: External and Absentee Voting.. a paper by Jeremy Grace, published by IFES.. For more information on the issue of emigrant political participation and links between emigrants and their home countries, see:.. Council of Europe Document 8339: Links between Europeans living abroad and their countries of origin.. (1999).. Recommendation 1410: Links between Europeans living abroad and their countries of origin (1999).. Ean commentary in media outlets:.. Voting rights article featured on IrishEmigrant.. Irish Times publishes letter on voting rights..

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  • Title: How many Irish people live abroad? A GlobalIrish.ie factsheet | globalirish.ie – about Irish emigration and the diaspora
    Descriptive info: How many Irish people live abroad? A GlobalIrish.. Estimating the size of the Irish community abroad is difficult.. There are an estimated one million Irish-born people living abroad today; the number has been declining in recent years as outgoing migration as slowed and return migration increased.. Where do the Irish-born live?.. Accurate figures are not always easy to come by.. The following statistics are compiled from a number of national censuses, and refer to those born in the Republic of Ireland, unless stated otherwise.. Just under 500,000 lived in Britain in 2001.. (See BBC News.. 156,000 in the US in 2000.. See US Census figures.. About 50,000 in Australia, with 21,000 from Northern Ireland.. (2006 Census).. 22,800 in Canada (.. 2001 Census.. European statistics are more difficult to find.. Statistics compiled for the Harvey Report in the 1990s show:.. France 16,000.. Germany 16,000.. Belgium 10,000.. Spain 8,000.. Netherlands 4,040.. Italy 2,000.. Sweden 1,200.. Denmark 1,020.. Luxembourg 1,000.. Austria 600.. Greece 600.. Portugal 250.. Finland 144.. How large is the diaspora?.. There are an estimated 3 million Irish  ...   put at 70 million by some sources.. The following figures are census statistics from the nations with the highest numbers.. United States: 34.. 7 million reported Irish ancestry, according to the 2000.. US Census.. statistic.. 6 million reported Scotch-Irish ancestry.. Britain: Figures on the Irish diasporic community in Britain vary widely, from an estimate of 5 million with an Irish parent or grandparent (10% of the British population) in the 1991 census, to a total of 14 million (24% of the British population) in.. a 2001 study.. 2% of people in England and Wales reported themselves to be of Irish ancestry in the 2001 census, although the ethnic question was highly contentious.. Canada: 3.. 48 million in the.. 2006 census.. (13% of the population).. Australia: 1.. 8 million reported Irish ancestry (.. ) (9.. 1% of the population).. Argentina: About 350,000-500,000 Irish descendants are reported.. For more information, visit the websites listed above and.. Irish Emigrants and Irish Communities Abroad: A study of existing sources of information and analysis for the Task Force on Policy regarding Emigrants..

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